Category: Fresh Take

Despite the fact that the doormats were being sold by a third party, Amazon has apologised.

India pulls mat from under Amazon’s feet

Will Sushma Swaraj's sentimental response to the flag doormats hurt India's future prospects with Amazon and other MNC's?

/ January 14, 2017

How will the US government fund Trump’s trillion dollar infrastructure plan?

One of the agendas, of Donald Trump is his trillion dollar infrastructure plan. But to fulfill this agenda will the US government take the Federal Reserve's aid or stick 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
Globalization mapped out

The anti-globalization voices that were unheard by the G20 leaders

With the advent of a new year, G20 countries need to recognize some legitimate concerns against the widely accepted notion of globalization.

/ January 11, 2017

Why Amazon’s Echo needs to be heard

Amazon has been using its product Echo to shake things up in the artificial intelligence space. What does it need to continue the rampage?

/ January 10, 2017
Poor Man

How politics played a bigger role than economics in demonetisation

An analysis of how the political benefits outweigh the economic factors for the present government.

/ January 10, 2017

Trump and India: What can we expect in the economic domain?

With massive dichotomy in public opinion, how far is it possible to predict Trump's impact on India?

/ January 10, 2017
Euro and dollar parity

Euro heads for parity with the US dollar: The unfolding of a financial collapse?

The euro is anticipated to hit parity with the U.S. dollar; a key marker that we have been watching for is almost here. Will it unleash a global financial crisis?

/ January 10, 2017
Nirbhay has only been partially successful in the previous two attempts.

Trashing Nirbhay: Crashing India’s defence strategies?

The let-down of Nirbhay is reported more as a failure than a technical snag. Here's why India's defence sector has a long way to traverse before success.

/ January 10, 2017

Dan Coats: Trump’s peculiar choice for intelligence chief

Dan Coats has been confirmed as Trump's choice for the director of national intelligence. How will this affect the future of US intelligence?

/ January 8, 2017
It's high time Saudi Arabia ceases it's human rights abuses.

Saudi Arabia’s ‘justified’ crackdown on its activists

The writer unveils how the protectors of law have become the enemies of justice and how patriotism is being sentenced to imprisonment in a UN Human Rights Council member nation...

/ 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

Lower business confidence in a demonetised India

The PMI indicates lower business confidence due to demonetisation, but when might it revive?

/ January 8, 2017
After digital wallets, mobile wallets and UPI interface are the newest additions to nation-wide cashless movement.

Cashing in on cashless transactions: The threats to m-wallets

While the UPI-based apps are enjoying a thriving entry in the e-commerce space, what is in store for old players like Paytm and Mobikwik? Opportunity or threat?

/ January 7, 2017
Climate Change

The Arab Spring, Brexit and Trump: What’s common?

Can the tumultuous events of the last decade have more in common than what's projected?

/ 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

Is the government paving way for startups?

Is it 'acche din' for budding entrepreneurs? How income tax exemption will help startups in India, which is the youngest startup nation.

/ January 7, 2017
Sundar Pichai

Google contributing to India’s digitisation dream

The future lies online and Google is keen on helping Indian MSMEs in the same. Let's see how.

/ January 6, 2017

Banning religious and caste appeals during elections: A step towards secularism?

The recent SC ban on the use of religion or caste-based appeals during elections may prove to be a refreshing approach to amend communal politics in India.

/ January 6, 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
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

Who prevails in the cashless debate?

With no end in sight for the demonetisation debate, both sides first need to examine their own arguments, before the consumer declares a winner.

/ January 5, 2017
The previous year gave reasons to celebrate as well.

Six reasons why 2016 wasn’t that doomed a year

While we can pen down scores of events that made the previous year unfortunate, here are six reasons why 2016 was not that jinxed a year after all.

/ January 5, 2017
A Trump presidency and refugees

The state of refugees during Trump’s presidency

In a scenario where Trump pursues a reversal of the Obama administration’s policies on refugees, the impact of his presidency needs to be questioned.

/ January 5, 2017

Is the strong dollar good or bad for the US economy?

A higher interest rate tends to strengthen the dollar. But will this add to the burden of debtors like Trump himself?

/ January 5, 2017