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Saffron search for Muslim vote: BJPs outreach to Pasmandas is electorally and ideologically smart, but it wont be smooth sailing

The assertion that Pasmanda Muslims, the most deprived sections of Muslim society, want honour (samman) not affection (sneh) shows that BJPs enthusiastic attempt to attract Pasmanda Muslims into the Hindutva framework is not a simple...

8 Aug 2022 2:25 am
New VP, old politics: Presiding officers must give opposition more leeway. Opposition must ponder how it can battle BJP

More evidence of BJPs dominance of national politics comes from Jagdeep Dhankhars commanding victory in vice-presidential elections. Neutral regional parties like BJD and YSRCP had more reason to vote for Dhankhar, despite BJP being a...

8 Aug 2022 2:20 am
CUET defective: Students are owed a proper audit of NTA glitches. What happened this time mustnt be repeated

Yesterday NTA said the CUET exam will now go on till August 28. For too many Class XII students, this year feels like a never-ending nightmare of exam dates. In CUETs second phase, major technical...

8 Aug 2022 2:15 am
India celebrated the India we barely know: In the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, every medal has also handed out a life lesson

Few events produce collective unalloyed joy and elevate a countrys mood like a sporting triumph. Theres a pleasure in watching a wrestler rewind the clock back and snatch victory when defeat looked a distinct possibility....

8 Aug 2022 2:10 am
Jab well meta turn on, toon in, drop out of reality

Its foretold. Someday well spend oodles of time in the metaverses interoperable 3D wonderlands, our augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) playground. There, dazed and infantilised, well socialise, splurge, disport and teleport. Even at work, well throng cruise-liners...

8 Aug 2022 2:05 am
Accepting humbly with an open heart

By Narayani Ganesh Sometimes forwarded messages on social media platforms inform and educate and they open up a whole new perspective. One such message from a group of college friends talked of the Japanese philosophy...

8 Aug 2022 2:00 am
Why young athletes develop Arthritis

Many of the arthritic patients who come to our clinic developed OA not because of recent traumatic injuries, but from injuries suffered decades earlieroften during childhood athleticsthat have progressed into OA over time. Is this...

7 Aug 2022 9:57 pm
Heralding of welcome change in the co-operative banking sector?

Chairman of Dhanvarsha Group Mr. Anshuman Joshi and The City Co-operative Bank, Mumbaihave in a jointly issued press release on August 1, 2022 said that Dhanvarsha Group will invest Rs 230 crore to revive the...

7 Aug 2022 9:50 pm
Taking the right steps towards sustainable farming

During the early years of what is now known as the Green Revolution (GR), Indias agricultural productivity surged at an unprecedented rate, as did farming revenue. This high-input system was primarily reliant on high-yielding seed...

7 Aug 2022 8:11 pm
Eye on AI: Taking over cybersecurity

The world is getting more and more digitized with each passing day, especially with the augmentation of hybrid working spaces. Millions of lines of data are being processed and stored online with an increasing need...

7 Aug 2022 7:55 pm
Upcoming trends in the security industry for the future world of work

The security industry has constantly been redefining itself, moving past conventional physical security protocols toward a data-backed, passwordless and automated digital world. With the technological landscape transforming post-pandemic, new trends have been evolving to suffice...

7 Aug 2022 7:28 pm
When the young become cyber heroes, cybersecurity becomes cyber- happiness!

Have you heard of the game called Spoofy? It is a cyber game that transforms children to cybersecurity heroes. They solve real-life based puzzles in different everyday scenarios. In the process they learn what digital...

7 Aug 2022 6:47 pm
How healthcare sector is becoming efficient with fintech

The healthcare segment has continuously been integrating with technology to advance its services. Especially the fintech sector has immensely supported the healthcare sector in providing much easier tools for payment during a time of need....

7 Aug 2022 6:35 pm
Smart technology and use of innovation: Making water conservation a New Normal

No Water. No Life. No Blue. No Green. Sylvia Earle Water is an inevitable essential for all living beings be it for producing food and energy, maintaining peoples health and well-being and ensuring...

7 Aug 2022 5:37 pm
Taliban to Taiwan: As the simmering US-China great game escalates, Washington intensifies its intent in the Indo-Pacific

Two back-to-back events, the killing of al-Qaeda leader Al-Zawahiri and US House speaker Nancy Pelosis visit to Taiwan, have brought the US foreign policy challenges to the forefront. The death of Al-Zawahiri in the US...

7 Aug 2022 5:29 pm
How digital-native brands are transforming businesses and modernizing workplaces

There was a time when legacy companies would have multiple boardroom discussions to identify if there was any profitability in going online with their business. In less than a decade, things have changed drastically. Today...

7 Aug 2022 5:12 pm
Indias EV transition is more resolute in the three-wheeler Industry

According to a report from the Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency (ICRA), three-wheelers will spearhead the Indian EV journey because these vehicles have to travel fewer distances, carry more load and generally will make...

7 Aug 2022 4:53 pm
India has come a long way over past 75 years in transforming itself as a nation and improving the quality of lives

In 75 years since independence, India as a nation has shown stellar growth. Today, the country is an economic powerhouse with significant progress made from agriculture to space technology, from manufacturing to services industries, from...

7 Aug 2022 4:48 pm
How technology and rural India made rural fintech a success story

The fintech business has seen a considerable increase in its consumer base over the last few years, not just in major cities but also in rural areas. The first difficulty in providing doorstep digital service...

7 Aug 2022 4:38 pm
An insight into how the world of cryptocurrency is becoming gender neutral

Cryptocurrency, long thought of as a predominantly male bastion, is quickly moving towards becoming gender-neutral. More and more women are now looking at cryptocurrency as a new investment avenue and are learning the nuances and...

7 Aug 2022 4:31 pm
5G is almost here and so are the black hats, here are 3 ways to secure your organization

The past two years has triggered organisations across industries to undergo significant transformations and rethink newer ways of working more efficiently. As remote work continues to grow, businesses are leaning heavily on automation and interconnectivity...

7 Aug 2022 4:28 pm
5 key advantages of R&D for the growth of business

In recent years, R&D has become more critical to the growth of a business. Diversified Competition, increased influx of startups, integration of enabling technologies, and the push for sustainable solutions are seen as some of...

7 Aug 2022 4:19 pm
Advancing patient experiences via technology

Technology is widely acknowledged as a significant disruptor, and this is true especially in case of the healthcare sector. Catalysed by the pandemic, healthcare IT teams have been enabled to transition from offering mere support...

7 Aug 2022 4:09 pm
This Rakshabandhan, gift your sibling a financially secure future

In India, relationships are the heart of every celebration. We love to meet up with our closed ones, indulge in food, exchange gifts, follow traditions, all with unrestrained pomp and show. One such festival is...

7 Aug 2022 4:05 pm
A completely digital home buying experience a myth or a soon-to-be reality?

Technology has impacted almost every aspect of our modern lives, and the home buying experience is no different. The use of technology in the home buying process started in the 90s with digital home listings...

7 Aug 2022 3:22 pm
How does my credit score get impacted post loan settlement? How is settlement different from closure?

Are you having trouble repaying your loan on time? Are you unable to satisfy your payback obligations? Do you intend to seek a loan settlement with your lender? Is your lender giving you the option...

7 Aug 2022 3:09 pm
Vaccination in Covid asymptomatic individuals Never late than never

Covid-19 has taken the world by storm. Despite huge investments in mass awareness about the safety protocols along with 200 crore Covid vaccination doses, India is still getting 20 thousand cases every day. With schools...

7 Aug 2022 2:34 pm
Five factors of effective content marketing

Today, effective marketing and creation of content are inextricably linked. Good content marketing adds value to your company and brand, allowing you to regularly connect with your target audience while giving a boost to your...

7 Aug 2022 2:22 pm
Deception during 1971 War: Case of a brigade that was not there

Deception in wars is an old strategy or tactics. Since human beings began to use sticks and fire, one group has always tried to find a way to deceive the other to turn the tide...

7 Aug 2022 1:30 pm
End uncertainty around Art 370 at the earliest

Article 370 of the Constitution guaranteeing special status for Jammu and Kashmir was nullified by Parliament on August 5, 2019. It has been three years but its fate is uncertain, with petitions challenging its constitutionality...

7 Aug 2022 8:23 am
PMLA verdict reverses legal doctrine, makes jail the rule

Last week, I congratulated the Supreme Court in the Mohammed Zubair case for castigating police misuse of procedures to penalise free speech. Alas, its verdict upholding the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) will encourage...

7 Aug 2022 8:15 am
Time to remove Pakistan as an idea from Kashmiri minds

There is one thing we must understand about counter-insurgency in Kashmir at this moment: every young man who has picked up a gun or is about to is under the watch of security forces. They...

7 Aug 2022 6:00 am
Roti, makaan but no kapda? Getting to the bottom of Ranveer row

The first nudist colony in the world was reportedly based in Thane in 1891. At The Fellowship of the Naked Trust, clothes were not allowed, though you were kindly permitted to wear your eyeglasses and...

7 Aug 2022 5:00 am
Data protection Bill wasnt perfect but new one shouldnt be opaque

India is the second worst-hit country by data breaches, and the third most impacted by network attacks. There has been increasing disquiet amongst Indians around both private sector data practices and government data collection, with...

7 Aug 2022 5:00 am
Ranveer Singhs bold photo

Ranveer Singhs bold photos sparked off a series of predictable and unremarkable reactions. Whether photos are sexy, sensual or sexually expressive and whether they are naked or semi-naked, they will trigger the ire of people...

7 Aug 2022 1:13 am
As India downs USA in chess, intimation of a century of GMs

While so much attention is focused on Commonwealth Games and cricket, spectacular things are happening at the Chess Olympiad in Chennai. Just tuned it to see Indias Dommaraju Gukesh, 16, take down USAs Fabiano Caruana,...

6 Aug 2022 8:05 pm
The end of Ayman al-Zawahiri is not the end of Al Qaeda and international terrorism

Recently the leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in Kabul. Though the killing did not receive much media attention as the killing of Osama bin Laden, the boss of al-Zawahiri, the implications of...

6 Aug 2022 6:35 pm
Is Europe less racist than USA?

The world would experience a positive shockwave if Rishi Sunak, one of the remaining contenders for the post of prime minister of UK, ends up defeating his rival, Liz Truss, in a few weeks from...

6 Aug 2022 6:04 pm
The know-how of using renewable energy for battery storage

Union rural development and panchayati raj minister Giriraj Singh said at a recent conference, that India is increasing its reliance on renewable energy, intending to supply 50% of the nations electrical needs from renewable sources...

6 Aug 2022 5:13 pm
What is Indias upcoming battery swap policy for electric vehicles?

Electrified vehicles are powered by batteries and are undoubtedly the vehicles most expensive and essential part. These batteries for electric vehicles are said to reduce carbon emissions by as much as 30%-40%, and the percentage...

6 Aug 2022 4:56 pm
The impact of childhood cancer on families

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, every member of the family needs constant support. Cancer affects the entire family and can be stressful for the child, their parents and siblings. It takes away their...

6 Aug 2022 4:52 pm
Green hydrogen production: Why India can be the next pioneer in this sustainable energy alternative

After China and the USA, India is the third largest GHG emitter in the world. The developing nation emits about 3 gigatonnes (Gt) CO2eq of greenhouse gases each year, which is about 2.5 tons per...

6 Aug 2022 4:23 pm
Early diagnosis can beat the valvular heart disease

The valvular heart disease comprises a significant reason for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality worldwide, where rheumatic heart disease (RHD) being the prevailing type of valvular heart disease (VHD) in developing and low-income countries. According to...

6 Aug 2022 4:08 pm
How the Indian cement industry is helping the nation with hazardous waste management

Hazardous Waste Management Scenario As per National Inventory on Generation and Management of Hazardous and Other Wastes (2020-21) report published by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in 2020-21, 10.92 million tonne of hazardous waste (including...

6 Aug 2022 3:57 pm
Renewable energy and economic development are intertwined

Global warming and climate change, caused by heat-producing greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and ozone have been a major cause of concern the world over. From erratic rain at certain places to unexpected superstorms, cyclones...

6 Aug 2022 3:46 pm
The impact of technology on the fitness industry

As a result of digital advancements and the emergence of new-age technologies, businesses from all industries have jumped on the digital bandwagon. The same thing experienced by the fitness industry. Since the pandemic outbreak, consumers...

6 Aug 2022 3:43 pm
Increasing R&D investment and developing innovative products is the key to compete in the market

Business research and development (R&D) involves seeking knowledge to develop, design, and improve products, services, technologies, and procedures. Research and development is integral to a companys marketing and cost-reduction strategies, as well as to developing...

6 Aug 2022 3:21 pm
Will the latest RBI rate hike dampen the customer sentiments toward real estate investments?

The Reserve Bank of Indias (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced a rate hike of 50 bps bringing the repo rate to 5.4%, citing the continued risk of inflation. Repo rate refers to the rate...

6 Aug 2022 3:03 pm
How do infertility treatments work and how effective they are?

One of the major problems faced by the current generation is infertility. Our generations unhealthy lifestyle is the main contributor to this issue. Both partners emotional well-being is impacted by infertility, which often causes stress...

6 Aug 2022 10:41 am
Painting with words

Narayana Bhattathiri explains what drew him to calligraphy, a unique yet under-rated art form The state got its first Calligraphy Gallery for Malayalam (it was inaugurated in Thiruvananthapuram on August 2) thanks to Narayana Bhattathiri,...

6 Aug 2022 3:22 am