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‘Everything is abnormal’ at IIT Guwahati, students allege they’re being driven to suicide

IIT Guwahati students say there’s a lack of professional counselling and empathy among teachers, which is driving some to take the extreme step.

Schools in Australia show how happiness apps can improve student mental health

Such apps can have limits, but can work wonders for those who live in countries lacking facilities, or because they simply can’t afford to get professional help.
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Freedom of thought is under attack. Here’s how to save your mind

To lose freedom of thought would be to lose something uniquely human.
UGC building

UGC prescribes skill-sets for students, now a psychology graduate must understand marriage

UGC lists learning outcomes for various subjects, wants institutions to formulate syllabus accordingly. Revised syllabus likely to be in place from 2020-21.
Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church where a bomb blast took place in Negombo, Sri Lanka. | Tharaka Basnayaka | Bloomberg

Neuroscience is the missing link that can separate terrorists from non-violent extremists

While joining the IS, foreigners were required to enlist skills and willingness to carry out suicide attacks, but not everyone signed up.
A signboard displaying 'You are being watched'

People follow the ‘golden rule’ behaviour if they think they’re being watched

An experiment involving 300 people found that gender, socio-economic status or cultural factors didn’t make as much as a difference than the notion of being observed.
Caroline Tupcienko, during an experimental ocular implant procedure in Australia

Most people will rebel if they learn they’re being experimented on, even if it serves humanity

Some people pointed to a lack of consent, but the number was not very high. A fewer of them were concerned about unequal treatment.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi in Gujarat | PIB

Why just Indira and Priyanka Gandhi, media must psychoanalyse Narendra Modi too

Several political commentators have compared 'Indira Gandhi’s authoritarianism' with Modi’s 'autocratic and decisive style'.

Delhi family of 11 hanged itself to ‘thank gods for manglik daughter’s marriage’

Psychological autopsy of family says deaths were because of a 'ritual gone wrong', rules out suicidal tendencies among members, aged 15 to 77 years.
An Indian worker holds cut-outs Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, and Arvind Kejriwal

The ‘psychological condition’ that binds Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal

Each of the three addresses himself in the third person. Psychologists, in fact, recognise this as a “condition”. It’s called illeism.

On Camera

Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University has just one obsession — exams. And it has made a mess of it.

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.


Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

India, China corps commanders to meet next week, will focus on next round of disengagement

Agenda for the corps commanders meeting will be finalised after India-China Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination meet likely to be held Friday.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.