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Don’t Rush to Judgement, These Four True Tales Teach Us (The Funny Side)

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Nury Vittachi  A couple of years ago, a friend accused me of being really slow on the uptake, so I called him last night. “Yep,” I said. One should always take time over important issues instead of rushing to judgement. Case in point: A recent news report says police were shocked to see the driver […]

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Understanding Bonds

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Dipankar Jakharia Uncle Jolly Singh, the retired Colonel of our housing society, was the star attraction of all our parties, until this New Year’s. Before any housing society dinner, you would find him in a hyper-active mode, with his khata and kalam taking care of the spirits, with his quota of supplies from the Narangi […]

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The Lesser Human Parody

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Several years ago, in our college, during the college election held for the College Students’ Union and the Class Representative (CR), one of the girls from our class decided to contest for the CR. A friend of mine started to campaign against her. His only reason to oppose her candidature was her gender. He started […]

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Superhero Culture May Make Your Child a Bully

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If you think that watching superheroes that defend, protect and help the weak may inculcate positive traits in kids, you may be wrong. Rather, the early exposure to superheroes may trigger aggressive behaviours like bullying in young kids and reduce empathy for others, a study has found. The findings showed that children who frequently engage […]

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What Triggers People to Eat More

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Regular intake of a “western diet” — consisting of foods that are high on sugar and fat levels — is behind an alarming rise of conditions such as overeating and obesity, researchers warned. However, according to the study, the increased “peripheral endocannabinoid signalling” in the western food is the key factor that triggers an anxiety […]

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Not Liking Music at All Linked to Poor Brain Connectivity

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The very few people who do not like music at all may have reduced brain connectivity between two regions of the brain linked to sound processing and reward. The findings showed that people who lacked joy from music — a condition described as specific musical anhedonia — had reduced functional connectivity between cortical brain regions […]

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Salt Can Make Surgical Masks into a Virus Killer

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Researchers have developed a special salt treatment that can make common surgical masks capable of trapping and killing airborne viruses. “Surgical masks were originally designed to protect the wearer from infectious droplets in clinical settings, but it does not help much to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases such as SARS or MERS or influenza,” […]

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Seven Truths of Investing in the Eternal

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Ambrose J Chakre I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Matthew 18:18 “ Those who sows in tears will reap with songs of joy.” “ I wait for the Lord, my soul waits and in his […]

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Note Ban: 10% Currency Won’t Come Back: Niti Aayog’s Debroy

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Meghna Mittal  While the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is still reconciling the quantum of demonetised currency that has been returned to banks by the December 30, 2016 deadline, NITI Aayog Member Bibek Debroy feels about 10 per cent of such notes won’t return to the system. “Even now, Rs 1.6 lakh crore is what […]

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India Needs to Guard Against Technological Disruption in Manufacturing

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Amit Kapoor The most recent Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) reflects a contraction in the manufacturing activity in India in December. Most domestic and international analysts and experts are looking at it from the viewpoint of the move of the government which essentially removed 86 per cent of the currency as legal tender. The unprecedented move […]

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