Editorials

Brexit troubles

The British PM faces a tough test to win support in Europe for her Chequers plan Desperate times call for desperate measures. British Prime Minister Theresa May last week flew to France to meet French President Emmanuel Macron at his holiday home, to lobby for her Cabinet’s version of Brexit …

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Anatomy of an outbreak

How Congo learnt from the 2014 Ebola crisis and is dealing with the situation this year The Ebola virus returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced, on July 24, that the Ebola outbreak had ended there. Congo says it …

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The problem at the WTO

The time has come for the developing world to have a greater say While Bretton Woods institutions were to embed the new financial trade order, U.S. Treasury department official, Harry Dexter White, and economist John Maynard Keynes had more than just the regulation of the international monetary system in mind …

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Citizenship and compassion

Can India manage with a certain amount of disorder to sustain a plural vision of democracy? The current situation in Assam seems like a nightmare, a warning about the internal contradictions of democracy. It is a warning that the 19th century ideas of democracy as electoral-ism and the notion of …

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Healthline ritesh kumar

Those who use high speed Internet tend to sleep 25 minutes less than their counterparts without such access. They are also significantly less likely to sleep between the prescribed seven to nine hours.” —Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/healthline-ritesh-kumar/article24606172.ece

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Every ounce counts

Basic nutrition:World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) is celebrated every year to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and other organisations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Breastfeeding, …

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A KITE for India

In 1859, when Charles Darwin presented his famed theory of evolution by natural selection, inherent in its essence was the abiding notion of survival of the fittest. To evolve, compete and do better has been the cornerstone of the survival of any species. This has also helped ensure that countries …

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A game-changing diaper?

The use of disposable diapers in baby care is becoming common in urban areas. Diapers are also increasingly being used by the elderly who experience uncontrolled urination due to certain geriatric health problems. But there is a downside to all this. Diapers contain super-absorbing polymers, or SAPs, which can absorb …

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Extend NRC to all of India

Before you start vomiting your liberal prejudices about human rights, let me tell you something: there are more than 10 million people in the world who don’t have any citizenship. In today’s day and age, citizenship itself is a great privilege. And Indian citizenship, needless to say, is the greatest …

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In Cave 16: the Kailasa temple

A walk through one of the largest rock-cut temples in the world According to a legend cited in the 10th century book Katha Kalpa Taru, some time in the 8th century, the queen of the Rashtrakuta ruler Elu made a vow that she would not eat till a magnificent temple …

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