Changing digital times

The shift from body language to body ‘media’ language

In this age of rapidly evolving digitalization, are we losing out on the human touch from one-to-one communication?

/ October 20, 2016

Why all languages deserve a script

India has over 1600 languages, but very few of them can be written. With no particular script of their own, these languages and their speakers remain buried in remote corners.

/ October 20, 2016

It’s time we stopped underplaying the nuclear threat

Is Pakistan’s pathological obsession regarding Kashmir, terrorism and nuclear attack with India at the heart of all the problems between the two nations?

/ October 19, 2016
Oral tradition concisely distinguishes between the communities of Kathaks and the community of “Kathakvachaks”.

Oral traditions in the context of Kathak

In this constant evolutionary state, practices which pass the test of time become a part of tradition and those that do not, die a natural death.

/ October 19, 2016

Why Mervyn King is calling bankers greedy

The author highlights the problems associated with selective demand of people who have served in government or with regulatory agencies for advisory role in private industries.

/ October 18, 2016

The mortals of Silicon Valley

Will disruption and advancement eventually spell doom for companies?

/ October 18, 2016

Negative interest rates: A negative for the global economy?

Central banks have been lowering the interest rates to tackle recent financial crisis. But has pushing them to negative been worth the gamble?

/ October 18, 2016

Where are the jobs in India?

Will a knowledge intensive approach script a turnaround for the Indian labour market?

/ October 17, 2016

Does free trade leave workers behind?

Populist political foes of globalisation pose serious risks.

/ October 17, 2016

Should commercial mothers be told to shut shop?

Banning has never been the answer to any problem. And the government must realise that commercial surrogacy is no different.

/ October 16, 2016
Was HC Gupta a victim or a culprit in the coal scam?

Are bureaucrats victims of bureaucracy?

Was a government official part to a seriously flawed process or he abetted wrong decisions on the part of higher-ups?

/ October 16, 2016

Surgical strikes and beyond: What India should do

Reaction or rhetorics - What should our response to Baramulla be?

/ October 16, 2016

Why it’s urgent to respond to India’s vital signs

The way forward for Indian economy. How can we learn from global economic fiascos?

/ October 15, 2016

How can India get its house in order?

In the present scenario, when the cycle of globalisation is overturning, what path to development can India choose?

/ October 15, 2016
Mufti Abdul: One of the few who could survive to narrate their struggles for justice

Why my concept of justice is not the same as yours

The Right to Equality before Law doesn't seem to go right with some minorities. Time and again, justice has been denied to members of a particular religious community.

/ October 15, 2016

Which country you should be betting on

Global economic slow down has resulted in satiation of developed markets but a smarter switch to emerging small economies can make big bucks.

/ October 15, 2016

The Swings in the Great British Pound Post-Brexit

Can you catch the falling pound?

/ October 14, 2016

Can incentives slow down scientific progress?

People respond to incentives. But what happens when these incentives are misplaced?

/ October 14, 2016

Can Africa feed the world?

While Africa combats malnourishment itself, can it feed the rest of the world?

/ October 14, 2016

What they don’t tell you about these flying objects

While drone technology appears to make war ethically easier, by reducing risks to civilians and soldiers, it mainly shifts the scene of responsibility, from the battlefield to the conference room...

/ October 14, 2016
Validation is a process to test whether or not your idea is likely to work and if that idea is even worth spending your time and attention on.

This is how you should validate your next start up idea

Validation of a startup idea is a prerequisite. Asking ‘Who’ and ‘What’ questions to your target audience will help you validate the idea.

/ October 13, 2016
Financial Crisis

Are central banks creating the next financial crisis?

Banks have long been considered as institutions of financial security. Are the policies formulated by these banks making the global economic framework insecure?

/ October 13, 2016

Inside the mind of an investor: The fear of loss

From being risk averse to risk seeker, investor's choice under risk and uncertainty notably depends on interest rate which capsize them from bond to stock market and vice-versa.

/ October 13, 2016
The world really is a small place. And these two bowls tell us how!

These two bowls have probably travelled more than you

Art knows no boundaries; and nothing teaches us this better than the voyage of two ancient bowls crafted in Japan.

/ October 12, 2016
Organ Sales

This is why we need to legalise organ sales

Euvoluntary transactions are less perceptive to exploitation. Does that provide enough rationale to legalise organ markets?

/ October 12, 2016

‘He practised his jokes every night, mopping floors’

Every one dreams of overnight success. The key to success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

/ October 12, 2016
Checking China: Case For Association of Hindu-Buddhist Countries - Part I

China loves having its own way with things. But India must learn to not give in

The Chinese don't hold concepts like democracy, treaties and borders in high regard. And the world seems to do nothing about it. Here's proof of the same.

/ October 10, 2016

Elon Musk loves to surprise. What did he do this time?

The ridiculous valuations of Tesla and Solar City and the rotten egg in the Testa Solar City deal.

/ October 10, 2016