Category: Culture & Society

The filmmakers have captured the essence of showing the audience something that's not there in the first place.

Look closely while watching your next movie. Are the people in the background real?

Filmmakers have tapped laws of perception still unexplored by neuroscience to create a visual feast in the brain and thus they exploit this to their advantage when it comes to...

/ January 14, 2017

Somali refugees in Kenya: Not anymore?

What made Kenya, call for a closure of the biggest refugee camp in the world?

/ January 12, 2017
The Titanic, leadership failures and climate change

Titanic, leadership failures and climatic changes – What do they have in common?

We need leaders that realize that no country is immune to climate disruption.

/ January 12, 2017

The biggest issue in Kashmir is no longer the ‘Kashmir issue’

The harrowing plight of women in Kashmir should not get lost amidst the bullets and pellets.

/ January 11, 2017

The need to restructure our defense systems

The lines of distinction between war and peace are blurring. Do we need a decentralized defense mechanism?

/ January 11, 2017

Is the society moving towards a better tomorrow?

Times are changing and people are making progress in terms of wellbeing.

/ January 10, 2017
Jagriti Yatra is a 15 day, 8000 km national odyssey to meet the role models - social and business entrepreneurs - of the country.

Jagriti Yatra: Giving back to the roots

The story of a yatri Siddhant, takes us through the struggles, successes and endeavours that reflect everything that Jagriti Yatra aspires to be.

/ January 9, 2017
Bangladesh has witnessed a terror-filled 2016

Bangladesh’s tryst with terror

The previous year in Bangladesh saw the aggravation of violence by extremist groups against citizens defending civil liberties and human rights through their freedom of speech.

/ January 9, 2017

Conspired by Nazis, inspired by Americans

How did American legislation shape the backbone of the Nazi movement in Germany?

/ January 8, 2017

‘Even if it is chaotic, the chaos holds all of us together’

The Spanish refugee crisis, two centuries ago, sent out an important message: the instinct to survive makes one persevere against the worst.

/ January 8, 2017
Rape and Doubt

Why rape cases should not be subject to reasonable doubt

Is a woman’s testimony not strong enough a reason to believe that she did not give the consent?

/ January 8, 2017

Sultan Khan: The Ramanujan of chess

The not-so-known master of chess, Sultan Khan, draws a life story parallel to that of Ramanujan's life and his excellence.

/ January 8, 2017
Taimur Lang

What’s wrong with the name ‘Taimur’? History might answer

"History is written by winners" is a well-known phrase. How does this come to play in Saif-Kareena's son Taimur's name controversy?

/ January 7, 2017
Should we not hope for humanity from the current Governments?

Is there no hope left for humanity?

If we look at the current financial scenario, it seems we as a society are going to struggle both locally and globally.

/ January 7, 2017
This is what perpetual beta is leading on to in addition to converting careers to consumables.

Perpetual beta: Turning careers into consumables?

In an age of perpetual beta, careers are managed like consumables as we witness that degrees no longer assure the employability of a graduate and every skill is available for...

/ January 7, 2017
Higher Education and Students

TACTICS: The higher education superstars

Which countries are the dark horses when it comes to higher education? However, they are faced with their own limitations from being the list-toppers in higher education.

/ January 6, 2017

Harambe: More fiction than facts?

Harambe's death, and the online sensationalism that followed, highlight the fickle collective online psyche.

/ January 6, 2017
A hand holding a note depicting philanthropy

Why are Tech Giants the biggest philanthropists?

Advancements in science and technology are often bolstered not by the Government, rather, by the philanthropy of tech giants.

/ January 6, 2017
Resolutions flying away

What do we do about our failed new year resolutions?

What is behaviourism? How does behaviourism interpret humans not being able to follow through with their resolutions?

/ January 5, 2017

Overnight sensation – Patanjali

Patanjali is a force to reckon with. Having taken the FMCG sector by storm, what is the reason behind its popularity?

/ January 5, 2017
Photo courtesy-Techworm | teaching can't be substituted by AI

Artificial intelligence may not be a substitute to teachers yet

Bots created with artificial intelligence can make teaching easier by carrying out the tedious tasks for teachers. But they are not evolved enough yet to replace the teacher altogether.

/ January 4, 2017

The plight of NGOs in South Korea

Why is it difficult for voluntary organizations to grow in South Korea?

/ January 4, 2017

Why Scandinavian schools have no fairy tales for children

The gender gap begins with children's education. Schools in Scandinavia are trying to reduce it by devising their own gender-neutral stories for children.

/ January 4, 2017
Happy Seeder

A happy solution to forest fires in North India

With 'Happy Seeder' there is no need to burn straw to clear fields. It doesn't affect yield, and decreases cost. With this, the straw is not being burnt at all,...

/ January 3, 2017

Shaping our future through technology

Will our cities adapt dynamic technologies to meet exploding demands as we continue to gallop forward as a race?

/ January 3, 2017

Jagriti Yatra: Building India with more than 480 leaders of change

As the Jagriti yatra reaches Bangalore, startups gear up to showcase their mission and vision aiming to bring about a change.

/ January 2, 2017
Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte

Here is how Philippines’ ‘People Power’ revolution led the way for Duterte

The election of Duterte has proved to be a turning point in the long-standing democratic deficit in Asia’s oldest democracy.

/ January 2, 2017

Are scientific methods failing us?

Trust in science has dwindled over the last few years and it could culminate, if not reversed soon, into an epidemic, where progress is slow and doubt is widespread.

/ January 2, 2017

Making artificial intelligence more trustworthy

Companies are employing more resources and science behind AI to make the systems integrate themselves into more efficient ones.

/ January 2, 2017
How mobile phones are becoming popular in the African continent

How mobile phones are changing the digital economy of Africa

Africa's claim to be the "mobile continent" is even stronger than previously thought. How to sustain this digital transformation?

/ January 1, 2017