Solar Eclipse: Myths and Facts

Solar Eclipse: Myths and Facts

Millions of Americans recently saw the great American solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. People travelled across the country to various cities where the eclipse was visible in totality. Across millennia, the solar eclipse as a phenomenon has fascinated and terrified...
Pity, Sympathy Or Compassion: How to Help

Pity, Sympathy Or Compassion: How to Help

Q. When I encounter someone in pain—physical, emotional or otherwise, I tend to have strong reactions. I think of how unfair it is for someone to suffer or I get into pitying them. I feel sorry and start to feel sad. I hear people talking about sympathy and compassion...
Are Indian Weddings Too Ostentatious?

Are Indian Weddings Too Ostentatious?

I saw Monsoon Wedding, the new musical, with a group of Indian women friends recently. We laughed at familiar idiomatic expressions, translated, at times awkwardly, from Hindi into English. We got nostalgic listening to old melodies. I even got teary-eyed when a...