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Compassion: Healing a Disconnected World

Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” promotes compassion to counteract racism, as illustrated by Atticus Finch’s advice to his daughter Scout. Research from Stanford and the University of Texas reinforces the importance of compassion and self-compassion for psychological and social well-being. Kindness and compassion also have contagious effects that benefit society. However, global happiness is declining, a phenomenon that can be remedied by fostering compassion, which is crucial for a content and connected society.

Capturing Varanasi through the lens of Sarthak Dasgupta: A review

Sarthak Dasgupta’s “Varanasi: A Filmmaker’s Musings Along The Ghats” is a visual journey into the heart of Varanasi. Encountered at the World Book Fair, this photobook engages with its stunning portrayal of the city’s ghats and lanes. Dasgupta’s photographs, rich with history and spirituality, act as visual poems, inviting readers to introspect and explore the depths of both Varanasi and themselves. Highly recommended for those seeking understanding and inspiration.