Sohag Kundu

153 Flips | 4 Magazines | 1 Like | @SohagKundu | Keep up with Sohag Kundu on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sohag Kundu”

What Was It Like When The Big Bang First Began?

Looking out at our Universe today, we not only see a huge variety of stars and galaxies both nearby and far away, we also see a curious relationship: the farther away a distant galaxy is, the faster it appears to move away from us. In cosmic terms, the Universe is expanding, with all the galaxies …

Dark Matter

Tell me what you did today, and I’ll tell you who you are

You live your life in 24 hour periods. How you use those 24 hour periods determines who you become and how successful you’ll be.<p>If you learn to …

The Brain

Biggest study of vaginas shows there’s no such thing as ‘normal’

Vaginas come in all shapes and sizes, a study of hundreds of women has revealed. The findings should reassure women who are worried about whether …

Women's Health

Quantum Physics May Be Even Spookier Than You Think

A new experiment hints at surprising hidden mechanics of quantum superpositions

Quantum Physics

Pain: The Search for Relief

Burning. Shooting. Stabbing. Sometimes the cause is unknown. Sometimes it begins as the result of an injury. Whatever form it takes, chronic pain …

India Should Reclaim Buddha's Philosophy and Vipassana to Build Soft Power

Despite India’s recent progress, its international influence is not commensurate with its size, might and tradition. India is often critiqued for …

Unpacking Bodhicitta, the Mahayana Buddhist Mind of Enlightenment

With each passing day, the world presents us with a steady stream of selfishness. In politics and in the news; in our workplaces, neighborhoods, and …

Zen Buddhism: Its Extraordinary Insights and Total Failures

Over the past several years I have become very interested in the study of consciousness and awareness. This inevitably led me to study Zen Buddhism, …

Tibetan Buddhist Master Monk Explains How Meditation Is Not What Most People Think It Is

While people have been practicing meditation for thousands of years, it has recently been gaining increasing popularity in the mainstream as science …

India promotes Buddhist tourism to attract Japanese travelers

India is in the throes of promoting Buddhist tourism in a bid to attract more tourists from countries with sizable Buddhist populations, including …

A Zen master explains what it really means when someone says “I love you”

You already know that “I love you” is a huge step to take in any relationship.<p>That much is clear.<p>But how do you know if it’s the right step to take …

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase one of a nine-part series called "<i>The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide."</i> The nine vagal maneuvers featured in each …

When a Therapist Puts Buddhism Into Practice

The psychotherapist Mark Epstein is known for lucidly mapping the ways in which Buddhism can enrich Western approaches to psychology. In his books, starting with the publication of “Thoughts Without a Thinker” in 1995, the philosophies and practices of those worlds are in fruitful conversation.<p>In …

Does the Mind Exist?

Does the mind exist if you can’t measure it? What is consciousness? Why are we here? These questions make for good goop water cooler talk (see our …

This 5-Minute Mistake Can Literally Cut 7 Years From Your Life, According to Science

Two studies, impressive results. And yet people do it literally every day.<p>You may have seen tobacco giant Philip Morris's claim that it wants to top selling cigarettes.<p>If so, they'll be leaving a business that leads a full 15 percent of Americans to engage in a simple, self-destructive habit that …

University of London

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Japan

Gallery: A tour of the Solar System in spectacular new detail

Trailblazing spacecraft have not only returned stunning images for us to fawn over recently, they've returned important observations with great …

All Extremely Happy People Give Up These 17 Behaviors

You have the power to decide how you want to live.<p>Happiness is something that all people want. People spend billions of dollars each year trying to buy material items that are supposed to make them feel fulfilled, only to discover that, once purchased, the goods lose their appeal. Happiness, it …

Happiness

I've coached hundreds of leaders across the globe — and the same practice makes a huge difference in almost everyone's performance

But in my experience, this definition of productivity is mostly a myth that serves neither the employee nor the organization.<p>As CEO of TLEX Institute, which teaches leaders tools for greater self mastery, social connection, and purpose, I've coached hundreds of leaders across the globe in a variety …

Are You in Transition, Too?

Tran·si·tion. tranˈziSH(ə)n,tranˈsiSH(ə)n/. noun 1. the process or a period of changing from one state of being or condition to another<p>I got to …

Self Compassion

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Counterfactual Communication<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called counterfactual …

Quantum Physics

Unhappy at work? Turn it around with these simple steps - TODAY.com

Most of us go to work and count the minutes until we can dash out of the office.<p>In fact, a Gallup poll found that a mere 13 percent of us actually enjoy the time we spend on the job. And there’s a real cost to that, not just to our emotional state, but also to our health, experts say.<p>But we can …

Happiness

The story of an Ivy League MBA dealing with a failed business highlights 2 questions to ask when you're feeling down on your luck

Brach, a psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher, went over to Carl's house one day to check on him; predictably, she found him looking dejected.<p>At some point she asked him: "Carl, what's happening right now?" "What inside you most needs attention?"<p>Brach writes:<p>"He glanced up at me, perhaps a …

10 Truths About Life That We All Need to Remember

Many people see happiness as simply being positive all the time. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.<p>If you want to experience happiness, we …

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

101 Powerful Zen Sayings and Proverbs to Live By

You can’t really put Zen into words, but you can share some of its timeless wisdom in ways that lead you on the path to discovering the truth for …

25 Quotes From a Famous Buddhist Master That Will Make You Reconsider What's Important in Life

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If not, he is one of the most famous Buddhist masters living today.<p>Coming from Vietnam, he has inspired countless …

A Zen Philosopher Explains How to Rewire Your Brain to Cope With Negative Feelings

<b>Since you're here...</b><p>... we have a small favor to ask. More people are reading Ideapod than ever before, but advertising revenues across the media …