empathy to apathy

Feb. 28, 2013, 4:11 a.m. antipathy , apathy , empathy

Bystander Apathy daya dissanayake From all over the world, we hear about the apathy among human beings. The 'Good Samaritan' is an endangered species nearing extinction. The Bystander Apathy was what we heard after the brutal rape and murder of the young girl in Delhi, on December 16th, 2012, where ...

porn by any other name

Feb. 21, 2013, 11:28 p.m. Khajuraho , pornography , rape

Meeharaka syndrome daya dissanayake When the Europeans invaded India, they looked at them as sex temples, as pure pornography. Some called it "The birth place of porn". To quote from the Encyclopedia Britannica, "Pornography is very much in the eye of the beholder". Even today the tourist industry e ...

Blindsight

Feb. 13, 2013, 10:50 a.m. Anton's syndrome , blindness , Plato's cave

None so Blind... daya dissanayake In 1904 H. G. Wells wrote 'The Country of the Blind". Wells placed his village "300 miles from Chimborazo, 100 from the snows of Cotopaxi, in the wildest wastes of Ecuador's Andes." For over fifteen generations all the villagers had been blind. A man falls into this ...

Is Art Necessary

Feb. 8, 2013, 11:51 a.m. Art , cave art , Paintings

Is Art Necessary daya dissanayake Art would not have been for Art's sake when our ancestors painted on cave walls. It could not have been Homo aestheticus who painted inside the Doravakkanda caves, but the early Homo sapiens, the intelligent animal who lived in our country over 6000 years ago. Accor ...