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A pleasant surprise from the Maldives

A pleasant surprise from the Maldives

Maldivian Democratic Party presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s victory over incumbent Abdulla Yameen in the island nation’s elections on Sunday is a welcome outcome. Solih’s victory is a turning point for the island nation after...

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    Do not stifle Global India

    By Kamlesh Bajaj While declaring privacy as a fundamental right, the Supreme Court judgment in August underlined the need for a robust data ...

  • Tap the value of Indian data

    Tap the value of Indian data

    By Parminder Jeet Singh Data localisation is motivated by three considerations. One, protection of privacy and personal data, dealt by the S...

  • Navigating the digital silk route

    Navigating the digital silk route

    By Deepakshi Rawat China’s evolving relationship with emerging technologies was once again brought into the limelight following the conclusi...

  • A real hard nut to crack

    A real hard nut to crack

    By Debkumar Mitra A 159-year-old mathematical problem whose solution has eluded the best of minds is under attack yet again. One of the worl...

  • Get on the job of making jobs

    Get on the job of making jobs

    By Varun Gandhi India should ideally be in a sweet spot with regards to generating employment for its youth. Yet, there is something amiss. ...

  • Rafale Deal: Mayday in September?

    Rafale Deal: Mayday in September?

    By Anjana Menon A stunning claim by former French President Francois Hollande over an Indo-French deal for Rafale fighter jets has torpedoed...

  • The Internet may be consuming more energy than it saves

    The Internet may be consuming more energy than it saves

    The Internet took the world by storm. In 1993, it accounted for 1% of information flowing through two way telecommunication networks. In 200...

  • A miracle by vikas purush

    A miracle by vikas purush

    By Anuvab Pal It’s 2014. The entire Indian business community is behind him. Oil is, well, about as cheap as water. Barack Obama is holding ...


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POKE ME: Rallying to protect our rivers is great. But let’s get the science right

POKE ME: Rallying to protect our rivers is great. But let’s get the science right

Drying trends have been reported in Krishna and Kaveri and the pollution problem in the Ganga is well recognised. The future of our rivers appears bleak.

  • Today my topic or sub are every where go to scientists how can long time run one time charged batteries E Bike or E Car run KM/ H Today my experiment or I can give ideas give that one time charged then non stop running car or 70% or 80% long time running today show e bike or car running. But what''s benefit me or etc. ..??

    Rajiv kumar (India)
  • Hope that poke me section will be restarted

  • Modern times

    Economic Times, September 24, 2018

    By Gyan Prakash Hindi cinema stood for Bombay, even if the city appeared only fleetingly on-screen, and then too as a corrupt and soulless opposite of the simplicity and warmth of the village. I understand...

  • Digital Currency

    Economic Times, September 23, 2018

    By KEVIN WERBACH These days it’s hard to avoid pronouncements about how cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology could change everything (or at least, create massive wealth). Yet there’s an equally loud chorus labelling them a massive scam,...

  • Of Images and Reality

    Economic Times, September 21, 2018

    By Deepak Chopra Think of a sunset. As soon as you see this image, there is a binary code of photons coding for that experience in your brain. Think of a dark room with the...

  • On supply chains

    Economic Times, September 19, 2018

    Morris Cohen The US is engaged in trade disputes with China, the EU, Mexico and Canada. We have been told that trade is a zero-sum game with one country’s gain coming at the expense of...

  • So much to thank for

    So much to thank for

    By M N Kundu Apart from knowledge and skill, what we require most for cultivating a decent quality of life is proper attitude. An attitude o...

  • Moderation is the way

    Moderation is the way

    By Rashmi Moderation is defined as avoidance of extremes, whether it is your reactions to any stimuli or an action initiated by you. Reactio...

  • Endless Work

    Endless Work

    By MURALEEDHARAN APPATH Work is synonymous with life. It is our identity, giving meaning and purpose. However, certain undesirables too acco...

  • Detach and Renounce

    Detach and Renounce

    By Swami Satyasangananda In order to be detached, does one have to renounce everything? We often imagine that a person who is detached will ...

  • What does peace mean?

    What does peace mean?

    Any destruction of life, beyond the need for one’s survival, is violence. Religion and quarrelling cannot go together.

  • No Inner Boundaries

    No Inner Boundaries

    By Sakshi Harlalka How we deal with inner obstacles will determine our success and failure. The inner limitations of a person in terms of hi...

  • Log on to inner self

    Log on to inner self

    by Sant Rajinder Singh Technology such as the internet enables us to access a wealth of information from all fields of knowledge with a few ...

  • Triumph of human spirit

    Triumph of human spirit

    By- M P K KUTTY The recent calamity that struck Kerala has shown how important it is to have good neighbours or how important it is to have ...