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Psych:The Workings of Human Nature

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Imagine you enter an apparel store to shop, and you notice an item that has been put on discount. It’s a great bargain at $29, but you suspect foul play. As it’s the identical item you found to be priced at the same price a fortnight earlier. Now, you might think that there’s a mistake on the staffs’ part. But alas, you are wrong as this is a classic example of luring customers to buy a product that was valued at the same price without a discount. The customers are induced to think that they have obtained a product at a better deal than others. 

A love letter

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The season of love is about to end, and with it is to begin a season of lamenting the love and lovers lost. It is both naive and sad to see hearts breaking, as if made, literally of glass. The emotions losing their value and tears becoming as normal and undervalued as plain water. It leaves me reminiscing on our love. 

Old is what I miss. We crave for novelty, for change, for a fresh vibe to our relationships, but there comes a time, when we realise, that old is what is the purest, and the most beautiful of all phases of a relationship. 

THE PLACE CHANGE DILEMMA

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The sound of train sirens, packed luggage lying beside, all cluttered up with emotions, one side it is the journey that awaits, on other the nostalgia that strikes.

Travelling to a new place, excitement of having new people and prospects, an altogether new life. The exciting commotions, eagerness to go to a new spot, planning of having some astounding events and dwelling on thrilling thoughts. It is the hope of having some great moments and a different lifestyle, an escape from the mundane routine that induces us to feel so exhilarating. A shift in living place always carries along this bewilderment. But when the duration of this place change is long, the emotions are mixed. Then it is not just excitement of the future it is also the memories of the past that start intertwining.

HUMAN PROPENSITY: RESULT OF HUMAN OPINIONS

“The difference between a flower girl and a lady is not the way she acts, but in the way she is treated” – Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady.

Did you get surprised by the fact that the haggardly dressed old lady  you always glanced around at odd hours ,actually lives in the elegant house next to yours . Maybe you were shocked to know that the kid in your building  whom you always saw fooling around aced his finals. It was definitely a shock for you to find your old grumpy neighbour, who always complained about stray balls in his garden actually ,  loves to interact with children and takes in lost pupps.

Postpartum Depression in Men: A reality?

The birth of a child is an illustrious moment of parenthood, ushering happiness and merriment to the entire family. Accompanying the bundle of joy ensues a new sense of marital responsibility and bonding between the mother and father; often seen as a positive outcome strengthening their relationship. However, with lifestyle playing a central role, the onset of depression in parents after childbirth is becoming drastically common and is a concerning issue particularly when it affects the father. 

Postpartum Depression (PPD) is referred to as the phase of a major depressive disorder following the birth of a child. Although this condition is more frequent to be reported in mothers, fathers are also highly susceptible to this distress. Shockingly, there isn’t a lot of mindfulness encompassing postpartum depression in men since it isn’t as regular as PPD in women. The condition frequently goes undiscovered and untreated, often leading to a critical stage of depression from where recovery becomes difficult. According to a research study conducted by Pediatrics, 25% of new fathers were diagnosed with symptoms of PPD whereas less than 10% cases were recorded for treatment. This figure is attributed to 1 in 4 men suffering from depression after the birth of their first child and has been steadily increasing at a rate of 68% in the first 5 years of the baby’s life. 

HUMAN PROPENSITY: RESULT OF HUMAN OPINIONS

“The difference between a flower girl and a lady is not the way she acts, but in the way she is treated” – Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady.

Did you get surprised by the fact that the haggardly dressed old lady you always glanced around at odd hours, actually lives in the elegant house next to yours? Maybe you were shocked to know that the kid in your building whom you always saw fooling around aced his finals. It was a shock for you to find your old grumpy neighbour, who always complained about stray balls in his garden actually, loves to interact with children and takes in lost pupps.

CARVING GEMS OUT OF FAILURES

With a large campus spread over 20 acres near Phey village in the Indus valley of Ladakh, India, SECMOL (Educational Camp; Cultural Movement of Ladakh) is just the perfect place for one to learn almost everything and anything. SECMOL School was established by Mr Sonam Wangchuk, an Indian engineer, innovator, and education reformist, 1988 reform the education system, which is an alternative to the present educational institutions around the world. But you will be amused to know that, here courses are offered for students who have failed. Students who couldn’t pass in their 10th or 12th exam and students required an altogether different approach to understand things.

MADCAP PHOBIAS

If you are ashamed of telling someone why you can’t ride the escalators (because you might experience vertigo) or why you cannot go to the local beach (because you fear the blue wet substance), you need to reconsider the thought. While you may find the water life threatening, there may be some who might find the lifeguard’s yellow lifebuoy menacing. Although fears are of different degrees for everyone – some may even plunge into a panic attack on the sight of the feared object – some fears are slightly amusing. As it happens, people suffering from these paranoid fears themselves find it amusing and eccentric.

The forgotten traditional Board Games of India

The COVID-19 lockdown had constrained individuals to remain at home for almost six months, bringing about an extraordinary ascent in gaming. With new social multiplayer like Among Us topping the charts, there was also a significant rise in online renditions of many conventional indoor board games like Ludo, Chess, and Snakes & Ladders. Yet, very few would realize that the origins of some of the most renowned tabletop games lie in antiquated Indian culture. The best evidence demonstrating their existence in India comes from the Indus Valley Civilization as archaeological discoveries. Even though the specific idea of the games and their standards are hard to discover, researchers like Irving Finkel, a British Assyriologist, have attempted to contemplate the nature and rules of such ancient games by taking a gander at their contemporary avatars. Our rich cultural heritage boasts plenty of traditional games, which are still cherished in many Indian households. However, the predominant lack of awareness about them has pushed these on the verge of being forgotten forever. So, we decided to provide a brief insight into some of the prominent traditional board games of India.

DECODING DREAMS

“For often, when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream.” -Aristotle

The best way to tap into the unconscious mind is to analyze what one dreams at night. Dream interpretation or analysis is deciphering the meaning behind dreams and their significance in our past, present, and future. Psychoanalysts define a dream as an adumbration of one’s unfulfilled desires, longings, emotional conflicts, and mental state. Dreams have two types of context: latent and manifest. Latent content accounts for the subdued, metaphorical hints in the dream whereas manifest content is the details that the dreamer remembers from the dream.   

BUT, why do we dream?

ALL ABOUT VEGANISM

I’m anticipating that 2020 is going to be the year, if not the decade of plant-based eating. Vegan is the new black. For some, being vegan may be a dietary choice, while for others it is a lifestyle choice.

CONDUCT OF THE EVOLVED

“Human behaviour flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.” – Plato

When we were small, we were taught how to behave in front of other people. We also observed others how they reacted to certain things or situations and adapted them. And over time with experience, we learned different reactions to these situations. Human Behaviour is a certain reaction towards a change in situation, emotion which can differ from person to person and along the course of life. These depend on the person’s thoughts, maturity, experience, and feelings. A person who is composed will control his behaviour while being angry. However, on the contrary, another person might act without thinking. Someone when young might react to a situation differently than the same person when older.

Officialising Sign Language in India

With the introduction of the New Education Policy, a new hope towards the Indian education system has risen, as it will ensure that students possess practical knowledge before joining universities and thus, further sharpening their skills. One underrated and less talked aspect of education is the Indian Sign Language getting standardized across the country. National and State curriculum materials will be developed for use by students with hearing impairment. This has brought delight to the 5 million people benefiting from sign language across the nation. 

MAKE SURE 2021 IS A YEAR THAT YOU OWN!

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing”- Walt Disney

As a year full of unprecedented times is drawing to a close, it is a great opportunity to ponder on things that can be done differently in the upcoming year. Before 2021 commences, make sure you have a one-page plan for the year. Ask yourself where do you see yourself after a year? What are the goals you want to achieve? What are your main priorities? Where should you be investing your time?

EXPRESSIONS HOLD THE KEY

Being strong doesn’t mean hiding your pain. It doesn’t mean forgoing help when you’re struggling. It doesn’t mean refusing to show sadness and vulnerability. And it doesn’t mean carrying the burdens of life all by yourself. Anything that prevents your healing and stifles your growth does not correspond with strength. Being strong means refusing to tolerate people and things that wound your soul. It means practicing self care when you’re hurting. It means honoring your feelings by actually allowing yourself to feel and express them.

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