Monthly Archives: December 2018

Centrism holds in India

Centrism, as an essential characteristic of Indian politics, signifies the institutional incentive that political parties have to adopt a set of policies aimed at harmonising societal and cultural contradictions rather than accentuating them. Some of its essential elements are: centrality of an accommodative approach, appeal to minorities, welfarism and a …

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Hot air at Katowice

“Until you start focussing on what needs to be done, rather than what is politically possible, there is no hope,” said Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old activist from Sweden who shook the United Nations gathering at Katowice, Poland, with her plain speaking. But what she said should not happen is exactly …

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healthline ritesh kumar

Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh “broke down crying” when he finally made up with Andrew Symonds after the infamous “monkeygate” scandal had sent the Australian all-rounder into a downward spiral, he revealed on Sunday.A decade on from the ugly incident in the 2008 Sydney Test, where Harbhajan Singh was accused of …

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Choosing the right toys

Toys have ceased to be the simple contraptions, or elementary games of yore that stimulated the imagination in children. They have now morphed into flashy, digital gadgets. But are these toys doing more harm than good to childrenIn a report published online this month in the peer-reviewed Pediatrics , experts …

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Lessons in living

Chances are, cutting down screen time, especially on your phone, is somewhere on the top of your list of new year resolutions for 2019. And there are any number of productivity hacks and tips for intentional living to guide you in segregating screen-free chunks of time on your daily schedule. …

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Can business behave better?

Hardly a week passes nowadays without a new corporate governance-related issue roiling the markets. The ripples created by IL&FS and ICICI Bank had hardly begun to die down when news broke of Jet Airways’ principal lender, State Bank of India, ordering a forensic audit of the troubled airline’s accounts for …

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I shout, therefore am I in command?

When we were kids, many of us had the idea that being in charge of something, a team, a class, a project meant that you had to shout a lot. Speaking loudly and constantly and then going up a gear into a full-throated roar was, it seemed to us, the …

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The mantra to ageing better

Aerobic activities such as jogging and interval training can make our cells biologically younger, according to a noteworthy new experiment. Weight training may not have the same effect, the study found, raising interesting questions about how various types of exercise affect us at a microscopic level and whether the differences …

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Now, graphene can detect brain disorders

Graphene, a form of carbon and a super-strong, ultra-light material discovered in 2004, enables flexible electronic components, enhances solar cell capacity, and promises to revolutionise batteries. Now scientists have added one more use to this list.They have found a potential new application of this material for detecting Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis …

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