The Science Behind the Wholefood Plant-Based Diet

Author: Florimond Krins

January 22, 2020

Veganism, vegetarianism and other flexible plant-based diets have become more and more advertised and promoted through the media. While Vegans have been the advocates of an animal-free diet, mostly for ethical reasons, for decades, they are now being backed up by the scientific community praising the healthy and environmental benefits of such diets. The Health [...]

The Hidden Life of Wolves

Author: Miha Kosir

January 16, 2020

The image we have of the wolf today is a product of our culture and it is not entirely positive. The wolf has been demonised in the past and hated for various reasons. Medieval stories describe the wolf as a devil and the sixteenth-century tale Little Red Riding Hood showed the wolf as a devourer, [...]

Scientism: does science have all the answers?

Author: Florimond Krins

January 15, 2020

Science has been taking a more and more prominent place in our modern civilization. Since Europe emerged from the Middle Ages in the 15th century, the scientific community has had an increasingly important and powerful role in guiding the leaders of the Western world. In the course of this development, a number of different scientific [...]

Hoarding Books Versus ‘Living’ their Wisdom

Author: Sukesh Motwani

December 31, 2019

I confess: I love seeking knowledge. I read a lot, and also hoard many more books than I can actually read…I am a bibliomaniac. Thomas Frognall Dobson spoke of this fictional “neurosis” that prompts an obsessive desire to collect books. (1) But there is a more fascinating Japanese word for it: Tsundoku, which essentially is [...]

A Tryst with Mother Earth

Author: Vasant Sanzgiri

December 31, 2019

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” – M.K. Gandhi Very often I hear from friends, “I want to be one with Nature.” For most people this means visiting some remote forested place rich in wildlife, or vacationing at some scenic location like a hill station or beach. Usually, [...]

New Year Resolutions And The Power of Will

Author: Malini Nair

December 31, 2019

I am going to quit white sugar. I am going to learn to play the guitar. I am going to lose 10kgs. Sounds familiar? Traditionally the period of transition into the New Year is celebrated with such resolutions. Gym memberships surge in the first week of January, as do the crowds at gyms…only to taper [...]

Chernobyl and the Inexorability of Karma

Author: Gilad Sommer

December 3, 2019

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. The Buddha The Truth doesn’t care about our needs or wants, it doesn’t care about our governments, our ideologies, our religions. It will lie in wait for all time. And this, at last, is the gift of Chernobyl. Valery Legasov in HBO’s Chernobyl   [...]

Human Connections Are More Important Than Digital Ones

Author: Sabine Leitner

November 30, 2019

Which would you prefer: meeting for a quick cup of coffee with a friend or spending the same amount of time texting back and forth about the same topic? Chances are that most of us would prefer the first but usually end up doing the second. But can 10 texts really equal a face to [...]

Heritage: The Foundation of the Future: Architect Parul Zaveri’s Journey (Event Synopsis)

Author: The Acropolitan Editorial Team

October 19, 2019

Architect Parul Zaveri established Abhikram (Sanskrit: initiation) to explore design directions and processes that make built environments functionally, psychologically, environmentally and spiritually more contextual, more comfortable and more healthfully livable for all. At a time when energy guzzling steel, cement and glass towers are making towering bar-graphs of our city skylines, Parul and [...]

The Joy of Living Philosophy

Author: Akanksha Sanghi

October 13, 2019

Know Thyself. This famous axiom from the ancient Greek tradition seems so simple but in reality these words are a key to living life. As I reflect over the last 5 years, since when I began my journey as a philosopher and started to explore the meaning of these words, it is easy for me [...]

The Integral Theory of Ken Wilber

Author: Julian Scott

August 22, 2019

The American thinker Ken Wilber is well known in some circles, such as transpersonal psychology, yet despite being the author of 25 books he is barely mentioned in academia. His unconventional approach, which tries to integrate opposites such as science and spirituality has made him difficult to classify and has brought him into conflict with [...]

Stoic Nuggets of Practical Wisdom

Author: Vineet Lalan

August 20, 2019

When we say the word “Stoic” nowadays, we mainly refer to a person who is emotionless. However, Stoicism is an ancient stream of Philosophy; its principles and ideas are very practical and executable in our day-to-day life and its relevance to our times today can’t be overstated. Stoicism is said to have started around 300BC. [...]