Big data, bigger safety & privacy concerns

Saturday, 21 Apr 2018 | Navreet Rana | in Oped

Big data is a buzzword. Technically defining, it can be considered as a collection of sets of data originating from multiple sources. The sources could be anything from web world, social media or the data collected from sensors of the smart world. The world of IoT (Internet of Things) has given...

Trump’s rage at Syria: Strategy and compulsions

Saturday, 21 Apr 2018 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

In an ostentatious outrage, US President Donald Trump has bombarded Damascus and nearby regions with tetchy Tomahawk missiles. The political context model as depicted by Gadi Wolfsfeld sustains the numerous uncertainties and the turpitude of West Asia. It is always the gargantuan State actor which is much well resourced pitted against...

Bangladesh’s political crisis

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Manash Ghosh | in Oped

The role of Hindu voters is crucial in the upcoming poll in Bangladesh. It will be to Hasina’s credit if she can restore the lost confidence of the minority which is uncertain about its future The most interesting part of the upcoming Parliamentary poll in Bangladesh, which will be keenly watched,...

The Tibet Question

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Sapna Singh | in Oped

Despite six decades of Chinese rule, maintaining domestic stability in Tibet is a challenge for Beijing, JNU professor Swaran Singh tells Sapna Singh in an interview. Excerpts: Q: In 2000, China officially launched the 'Open Up the West' policy which is also termed as the Xibu da Kaifa policy to...

If the model is broken, fix it

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Universal Basic Income has the potential to fix a broken democracy. It has to just tick two boxes: Putting money in the pockets of those without work, and doing it in a way that does not breed humiliation, resentment and radicalism If the model is broken, should you try to fix...

Widening cracks, growing dissent

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Manash Ghosh | in Oped

Zia's arrest, which led to the BNP becoming leaderless, confused and dysfunctional, has made the party irrelevant today. Meanwhile, Hasina is all set to emerge stronger in the upcoming election Coming December, Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League-led 14 party alliance will be seeking re-election for a third term in Bangladesh’s 11th Parliamentary...

Beware, India's killer tracks

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

It is ironical that while elephants have been declared India's national heritage animals, their slaughter in train accidents continues It has happened again, elephants being killed by speeding trains. According to a report, on April 16, four of them, including two calves, were mowed down by the Howrah-Mumbai Mail smashing into...

Emerging chemical pollution threat

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

While stricter norms on industries and chemical usage has brought down concentration levels of these pollutants in the US and Europe, India is still engaged in a twin battle: One against industrial pollution and other on the vehicular pollution front. It’s a wake up call for the Government Traditionally, the subject...

Think now | APJ Abdul Kalam

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people. ...

E-leaders show the way

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

With virtual teams leading the way to the future, developing virtual leadership skills of team leaders is a key challenge. The ingenuity of the manager is vital in inspiring such teams With the upsurge of globalisation, highly distributed workforces, rising cost of travel and constantly improving telecommunications, work culture of organisations...


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