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Brexit Could Spell the End of Globalisation, and the Global Prosperity That Came With it

William Hauk, University of South Carolina The U.K. House of Commons has finally voted for Brexit. If the plan passes the House of Lords without much delay, the U.K. will leave the European Union several years after a 2016 referendum set it down this...

14 Jan 2020

Robogamis are the real heirs of terminators and transformers

Ask anyone what image comes to mind when you say the word ‘robot’, and there’s no doubt you’ll receive responses inspired by popular culture. For example, the liquid metal, shape-shifting T-1000 from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991...

13 Jan 2020

Christmas Message—NSCN (IM)

By tradition, we Christians celebrate Christmas every year on 25th of December. We do so because it is the beginning of a new world, a new generation, a new law, a new faith, a new culture, a new social system, and a new era. It is a paradigm shift f...

27 Dec 2019

We Waited for a Contest in Britain, We Got a Massacre

By Saeed Naqvi | IANS The evening began disastrously not only because Boris Johnson won by a landslide but because our host, Lord Meghnad Desai, could not cook us a meal, having hurt his right hand (it is in plaster); our collective viewing of the el...

15 Dec 2019

Bandhs – Boon or Bane

I strongly DENOUNCE any type of Agitations such as Bandhs, etc that disrupts the normal flow of daily activities of the Common Man. Such agitations not only cause a lot of inconvenience but they are disrupting important things that should be undertak...

08 Dec 2019

The New Star of Bethlehem

The bells of joy are ringing again as Christmas approaches. Every home and street, especially in Nagaland, which is also known as the Jerusalem of India, will be illuminated by decorative lights and glow in the cold dark December nights eliciting war...

03 Dec 2019

Creating Global Indian Giants

By Taponeel Mukherjee | IANS As debates on Indian economic growth, infrastructure and job creation, business environment and corporate balance sheets rage on, an alternative way to boosting the Indian economy would be to create Indian businesses tha...

01 Dec 2019

Using the Power of Words to Protect Animals

By Manilal Valliyate | IANS Today, society is identifying racist, sexist, homophobic, and certain other types of discriminatory phrases and eliminating them from our language. But what about words that are disrespectful of animals or even promot...

01 Dec 2019

The Game of Numbers

By DC Pathak | IANS Uddhav Thackeray’s roller coaster ride to chief ministership of Maharashtra reaffirms the supremacy of the democratic principle in electoral politics that a party or a coalition commanding majority in the legislative house alone...

01 Dec 2019

One Battle Won But Several Others Remain for ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’ in Maharashtra

From the agrarian crisis to the future of the bullet train, there are several serious issues the new government will have to tackle. By Sukanya Shantha | thewire.in The ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’, a newly floated front of the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Con...

29 Nov 2019

Despite the Great IRS Tech, India’s Remote-Sensing Programme Remains a Downer

In the late 1990s, space agencies from around the world sought India’s remote-sensing products. However, structural and logistical aspects of the satellite fleet continue to hold it back. By Kabir Agarwal | thewire.in India launched Cartosat 3, it...

29 Nov 2019

Our Place in the Universe Will Change Dramatically in the Next 50 Years – Here’s How

By Robin Smith | The Conversation In 1900, so the story goes, prominent physicist Lord Kelvin addressed the British Association for the Advancement of Science with these words: “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now.” How wrong he...

29 Nov 2019

Dwindling Tropical Rainforests Mean Lost Medicines Yet to Be Discovered in Their Plants

By Walter Suza | The Conversation Growing up in Tanzania, I knew that fruit trees were useful. Climbing a mango tree to pick a fruit was a common thing to do when I was hungry, even though at times there were unintended consequences. My failure to r...

29 Nov 2019

Voices from Nagaland

At the 12th National Convention of National Alliances of Peoples Movement held at Doodwawala Dharamsala, Grand Road, Puri, Odisha, from the 23rd to 25th of November, 2019. Neingulo Krome Secretary General, Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights. “W...

24 Nov 2019

Providing Momentum to Asset Monetisation

By Taponeel Mukherjee | IANS The success of the third toll-operate-transfer (TOT) auction by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) provides the momentum needed for India to embark on the path of swift and transparent asset monetisation in ...

23 Nov 2019

Growing Australia-India Partnership in Higher Education

By Amit Dasgupta | IANS The decision of the Modi government to revamp India’s archaic education system is as significant as it is laudable. It is grossly unfortunate that previous governments failed to respond to the global changes and introsp...

16 Nov 2019

Embracing Market Prices Vital for India

By Taponeel Mukherjee | IANS Issues that sectors such as residential real estate, credit markets and power generation amongst others have faced in India can be viewed through the lens of the “inability to generate a market-clearing price”...

09 Nov 2019

The Changing Tide of Cricket

By Yajurvindra Singh | IANS Cricket, as one popularly terms it, is a way of life. The British established the game in every corner that they were present and made it into an elite sport. The famous saying, “cricket is a game for a real live man...

09 Nov 2019

Worrying Distanomics: Has India Factored CPEC Into RCEP?

As the 16 nations in Asia are marching towards closure on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) discussions in Bangkok, it will be a major step if India signs up to the deal. But there are questions, and a raging controversy back home in...

04 Nov 2019

Many Uses of Al-Baghdadi: Why Did They Kill Him?

By Saeed Naqvi | IANS In these dark days when terrorism has become a strategic asset, to bump off a superior practitioner like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has implications. Had he begun to serve the interests not of his original handlers but, possibly, the...

03 Nov 2019

Growing the Indian Economy Would Need Bold Reforms

By Frank F Islam | IANS Before returning to New Delhi recently after attending the annual IMF-World fall meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman provided an upbeat perspective on the Indian economy. She asserted that its fundamentals are strong ...

03 Nov 2019

Road Forward for Indian Infrastructure

By Taponeel Mukherjee | IANS The recent news that India plans to open 100 new airports by 2024 is both ambitious and commendable. That said, large-scale infrastructure push whether in airports or any other sector will have to overcome challenges tha...

02 Nov 2019

Trends in a Rapidly Changing World

“Trend is your friend” is a phrase commonly heard in the financial sector. While the adage may not have universal application, it does throw light on just how important it is to be on the right side of trends in a global market. Two observations ...

27 Oct 2019

Choice Before BJP: Hindu Rashtra Demands One Course, Polls Another

Saeed Naqvi | IANS After the Maharashtra, Haryana elections, when I reverted to friends and acquaintances, my personal pool for an opinion survey, a majority heaved a sigh of relief. This was at variance from the response of this very group during th...

26 Oct 2019

Credit Culture Needs to Change

K Yatish Rajawat | IANS The fraud at Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank shows that there is a rot in the system and not the bank. If unchecked, it can cause irreparable damage to the system. The complicity of bank officials with the Wadha...

26 Oct 2019