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International Women’s Day 2020: Celebrating 25 Years of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995

International Women’s Day is observed each year on 8th March to celebrate the “social, economic and political contributions” women have made to our world. It is the day to strengthen our commitment, to mobilize and to reflect on what needs to b...

06 Mar 2020

Need For Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide in India

An unfortunate aspect of our development experience has been the growing rural-urban divide. The rural-urban divide in India is so prominent that the income of an average person in the rural parts of India is less than even half of the urban counterp...

02 Mar 2020

World economy flashes red over coronavirus – with strange echoes of 1880s Yellow Peril hysteria

John Weeks, SOAS, University of London As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, travel restrictions are being imposed around the world. China is the main target, with various countries including Australia, Canada and the US placing diff...

27 Feb 2020

We’re coming up with a new set of targets to protect the natural world. Here’s how

David Obura, The University of Queensland Science and scientists are converging around the knowledge that our planet, with us in the driver’s seat, is moving into the Anthropocene. This is a new geological epoch in which humanity’s actions are ch...

27 Feb 2020

Career in Fashion Industry

Many students dream to choose fashion as their career. When we talk about fashion it is not only limited to fashion shows but it is one of the most creative professions. When we talk about fashion as a career then we have to talk about fashion design...

25 Feb 2020

100,000 Indians say ‘Namaste Trump’ and the president ignores some key human rights concerns

Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University President Donald Trump kicked off his first official visit to India by addressing a rally of more than 100,000 people on Feb. 24 in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat. Trump promised the th...

25 Feb 2020

Three financial firms could change the direction of the climate crisis – and few people have any idea

Jan Fichtner, University of Amsterdam; Eelke Heemskerk, University of Amsterdam, and Johannes Petry, University of Warwick A silent revolution is happening in investing. It is a paradigm shift that will have a profound impact on corporations, countri...

25 Feb 2020

Career in Food Technology

Food is integral part of life as we cannot live without having food. From basic needs of self-cultivating or producing it has moved to commercial spaces and now food industry is one of the leading industries in the country. The Indian food industry i...

25 Feb 2020

Huge success in business is largely based on luck – new research

Chengwei Liu, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick Bestselling business books promise to teach you the winning formula and reveal the secrets of success. But the inconvenient truth is that exceptional successes in business are largely based...

04 Feb 2020

A clue to stopping coronavirus: Knowing how viruses adapt from animals to humans

Frederick Cohan, Wesleyan University; Kathleen Sagarin, Wesleyan University, and Kelly Mei, Wesleyan University As the novel coronavirus death toll mounts, it is natural to worry. How far will this virus travel through humanity, and could another suc...

04 Feb 2020

Trump’s Middle East ‘vision’ is a disaster that will only make things worse

Tony Walker, La Trobe University US President Donald Trump’s “vision” for Israelis and Palestinians is not a realistic peace plan to end a decades-old conflict. Rather, it’s more like a real estate deal in which one side is a recipient of a l...

30 Jan 2020

Planting trees must be done with care – it can create more problems than it addresses

Lulu Zhang, United Nations University Thanks to the climate crisis, we are fast approaching the “point of no return”, according to world leaders. We are also in the midst of the sixth mass extinction. And the state of worldwide land degradation h...

30 Jan 2020

Freedom of Expression – A Right of Every Child

According to Article12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, “The child shall have the right to freedom of expression, this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kind’’. Chil...

28 Jan 2020

200 years of exploring Antarctica – the world’s coldest, most forbidding and most peaceful continent

Dan Morgan, Vanderbilt University Antarctica is the remotest part of the world, but it is a hub of scientific discovery, international diplomacy and environmental change. It was officially discovered 200 years ago, on Jan. 27, 1820, when members of a...

28 Jan 2020

Letter to the Prime Minister to Solve Indo-Naga Political Issue – Widows’ Federation NSCN/GPRN

Dear Prime Minister,With the onset of New Year, we send our greetings and best wishes as you endeavour to take India towards peace, progress and prosperity. We the Nagas in general and the widows of war in particular, would like to let you know that ...

28 Jan 2020

Worst marine heatwave on record killed one million seabirds in North Pacific Ocean

Tim Birkhead, University of Sheffield The common guillemot (known as the common murre in North America) breeds in both the Pacific and the Atlantic and is among the most abundant seabirds in the northern hemisphere. But like many other seabirds, its ...

24 Jan 2020

Remembering Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Subhash Chandra Bose was born to a wealthy and prominent Bengali lawyer Janakinath Bose and Prabhabati on Saturday, the 23rd January 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa India. He was the sixth son and ninth child. His father was from the Boses of Mahinagar and m...

23 Jan 2020

It’s complicated – why some grief takes much longer to heal

It’s a tragic fact of life that most of us will experience the loss of a loved one. Approximately 50 to 55 million people die worldwide each year, and it is estimated that each death leaves an average of five bereaved individuals. The experience of...

23 Jan 2020

Antibiotic resistance: scientists are reengineering viruses to cure bacterial infections

Manal Mohammed, University of Westminster and Andrew Millard, University of Leicester The world is in the midst of a global “superbug” crisis. Antibiotic resistance has been found in numerous common bacterial infections, including tuberculosis, g...

22 Jan 2020

How international trade can unlock the potential of the cultural economy in developing countries

Jen Snowball, Rhodes University There is growing interest in the creative economy in emerging markets in terms of its impact on employment and economic growth, as well as social and cultural impacts. In South Africa, for example, a recent study by th...

21 Jan 2020

Why the Gambia’s plea for the Rohingya matters for international justice

Kerstin Carlson, University of Southern Denmark and Line Engbo Gissel, Roskilde University In early December, the International Court of Justice heard arguments filed by the Gambia against Myanmar for violations of the Genocide Convention. This inclu...

15 Jan 2020

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