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A 1951 photograph of Minnette de Silva inspecting a building under construction. twitter@gilliandarley

The marriage of two minds

5 min read . 16 Aug 2019
Artist Frida Kahlo used the image of the severed heart memorably in her paintings, as in ‘The Two Fridas’ (1939). Photo: Alamy

The science behind heartbreak

6 min read . 14 Sep 2018
A common trope associated with the monsoon is that of the ‘abhisarika nayika’—a lovelorn woman on her way to meet her beloved, braving the inclement weather. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A season of doomed love and longing

5 min read . 29 Jul 2018
Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote, ‘Compassion and envy are consistent in the same man’. Photo: Getty Images

A brief review of envy

6 min read . 25 Nov 2017
The internet, these days, is a weird place for feelings and emotions. Photo: iStock

Letter from… a state of wokeness

3 min read . 21 Oct 2017
Anger is more ‘reaction’ than ‘response’. Photo: iStock
Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma in ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’.<br />

Why a critic’s emotions matter

4 min read . 08 Sep 2016
Chronic procrastination has a lot to do with laziness, low ambition and lack of willpower. Photo: iStockphoto<br />

Why we procrastinate

7 min read . 04 Jul 2016
When we look closely, our tears reflect stories. Photo: Natasha Badhwar<br />

Tell me what makes you cry

5 min read . 26 Oct 2015
Photo: iStock<br />

Can’t focus? Unplug for a while

7 min read . 12 Sep 2015
Positive affect can increase risk-taking, believe experts. Photo: Courtesy University of Glasgow<br />

Need a loan? Smile

3 min read . 25 Aug 2015
A still from ‘Masaan’.<br />

All that will be left unsaid

4 min read . 22 Aug 2015
From the diary of author Anaïs Nin. Photo: Natasha Badhwar<br />

Why I hate writing

3 min read . 20 Jun 2015
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