Category Archives: Applied Philosophy

Your One-Stop Guide to the Four Kinds of Parenting Styles

We all have wondered how different child-rearing practices affect children’s development, including Diana Baumrind, an American clinical and developmental psychologist known for her research on parenting styles. After studying how parents interacted with their preschool children, she identified two key dimensions of parental behaviour: Warmth versus Hostility Warm parents communicate love and affection for the child, whereas […]

How to overcome over-thinking?

Have you been labelled as an over-thinker? Are you really an over-thinker? Do you suffer from recurring thoughts? Is your head clogged with thoughts? Is it robbing you of all your happiness? If the answer to all these questions is yes, then you are… This is one of the modern-day terminologies – over-thinker or mental […]

Are Freedom & Happiness Co-related?

While we just celebrated #Azaadikaamritmahotsav, the 75 years of independence, a thought crosses my mind, and perhaps yours too – Are we really free? Are we truly happy? Are these two co-related? If you are free, are you happy? Maybe yes, maybe no! So, what is happiness? By a definition in psychology, happiness is a […]

Let There Be Happiness All Around

Happiness does not come with any dates of the calendar. It comes as a fresh breeze whenever it comes. Most of the time it depends on our acceptability and receptivity–how we receive and perceive it.  And the real source is within us–eternally there, waiting to express itself. It is our own negative attitude towards life […]

Religious vis-à-vis Spiritual – KARWA CHAUTH paves the way!!

Karwa Chauth is an Indian Festival where women observe a day-long fast (without water) for the long life & well-being of their husbands. It is a prominent festival of North India celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm, but other communities also observe similar festivals, though in a slightly different manner. In the last decades, we […]

The Best Of Western Philosophy (Part 2)

 Nandita Kochar In the second (and concluding) part of the series, we continue looking at ideas offered by Western Philosophers, ideas that are meant to inspire the heart and lift some weight and weirdness off it. ‘Aus so krummem Holze, als woraus der Mensch gemacht ist, kann nichts ganz Gerades gezimmert werden’ (out of the […]