by Jacob Cheriyan The Episode ‘Nosedive’ from the series Black mirror shows us a dystopian world where everything is governed by a person’s ratings on social media. In this world social media ratings have become the basic currency. A person’s salary, housing, invitations to weddings, social status, all of them depend on how high or how low their ratings are. They even have professional counsellors who can guide a person to boost their social media score. Those who have a score of more than 4.5 are regarded the elite of the society. They have access to better jobs, housing, better […]
by Abhishek Shibu It’s a cold February morning as I get ready for yet another day in the lab. Open the door; a step outside; deep breath and it hits me, ‘Love is in the air’; or maybe it’s just my allergies. Echoes of the philosopher Ted Mosby ring in my ears, “Love is totally non-sensical. But we have to keep doing it, or else we’re lost, and love is dead, and humanity just packed in. Because love is the best thing we do.” Clearly, I have procrastinated keeping my appointment with the ENT long enough. But it’s a thought […]
The Discipline of Prayer by Sam Raju Prayer is relational. The primary purpose of prayer is not to make God do what we want him to, but rather it is to build an intimate relationship with Him. Oswald Chambers says that the point of prayer is not to get answers from God but to have perfect and complete oneness with Him.