Notre-Dame de Paris, also called Notre-Dame Cathedral, cathedral church in Paris. It is the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages and is distinguished for its size, antiquity, and architectural interest. Notre-Dame lies at the eastern end of the Île de la Cité and was built on the ruins of two earlier … Continue reading Notre-Dame: A Brief History
(i) New Diplomacy is Global, Old Diplomacy was mainly European: The New Diplomacy is truly global in nature and scope. The rise of Asia, Africa and Latin America and the emergence of a large number of sovereign independent states changed the character of post-war international relations. From mostly European relations these came to be truly … Continue reading New v/s Old Diplomacy: A Comparative Study
Diamonds, they say that these precious jewels are created under immense pressure and heat deep inside the earth’s crust. Now naturally everyone starts applying the same theory of producing the best results under pressure for humans. Because after all what’s the difference between a human and a mineral deposit anyway? No doubt that this theory … Continue reading Are we Humans or Diamonds?
Philautia is a self love which can either be unhealthy or healthy. According to the Ancient Greeks, Philautia can be divided in to kind of self love: one that is purely selfish and seeks mostly recognition and prosperity and the other is a more healthy kind of love which we give ourselves. In any relationship, … Continue reading Why Philautia (Self-Love) is Important
Need is a situation of requirement of necessity which is purely because it is essential rather than desirable. A wish is a hope or desire for something. Fictionally, wishes can be used as plot devices. Desire is a sense of longing or hoping for a person, object, or outcome. The same sense is expressed by … Continue reading Need, Wish and Desire
It seems like the best way to reach a desired result would be to focus on that result, try to move toward it, and judge each attempt by how closely you approximate it. But actually that approach is far from optimal. If you focus your attention and effort less on the results you’re hoping for … Continue reading Output or Outcome?
Traditionally, freedom is believed to be the absence of coercion and the ability to do as you want. This is a negative definition of freedom because it focuses on the absence of impediments, constraints or limits on actions. Is this kind of freedom possible? And is it acceptable? It will definitely be a very unequal … Continue reading Responsible freedom?
Inclusivity means the quality of trying to include many different types of people and treat them all fairly and equally. Over the past decade, nations have worked hard to create diversity within their population and government. Diversity can bring many organizational benefits, including greater customer satisfaction, better market position, successful decision-making, an enhanced ability to … Continue reading Should Inclusivity be the path for Collective Growth of a Nation?
Countless couples complain of losing the “spark” in their relationship. Some chalk it up to evolved differences, a slow growing apart, or sheer familiarity. The wave of “deadness” that can submerge a relationship after the first few thrilling months or years has caused many couples to lose hope, and even look elsewhere for the excitement … Continue reading What causes the feelings of romantic attraction to fade?
When we are asked to think of a leader, someone who inspires us to do our best every day, a wide variety of different people come to mind. Maybe someone in your personal life, maybe someone from a television show or movie, maybe even a historical figure whose personality you greatly admire. While the type … Continue reading Why Hitler was a salutary leader