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  • Spinning out of control: The signs from Nagpur are not good

    Spinners have continued to torment Indian batsmen for quite a while now. Are we no longer good at playing spin, asks Joseph HooverWe were masters at playing spin bowling in the halcyon days. Not anymore. The demoralising defeat to New Zealand in the T20 World Cup at Nagpur has only exposed our ...

  • US fireworks: Awaiting details from Afghanistan, a look at Syrian outrage

    President Donald Trump has furnished proof that the leader of the Free World, which dropped the first nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, remains true to form: it has dropped an even bigger Mother Of All Bombs (non-nuclear, we are being persistently reminded) on Nangahar province in east Afghanistan on what ...

  • What will Happen if Bangalore has to Reduce Vehicles on Road.??

    Submitted by Subeditor on Tue, 2015-12-08 18:42 Can you imagine what can happen if Bangalore has to go Delhi way to reduce vehicular pollution..? Be it odd-even scheme or ban days I am sure it's already in need of it.. Already the levels of pollution is choking us...It's just matter of ...

  • What Makes A City Smart?

    Submitted by Editor on Tue, 2016-02-02 21:13 What makes a city, a great place to live and work in? The question is pertinent, given that by 2030, 5 billion people - or about 60�f the world’s entire population - will live in cities. For countries like India and for the leaders who govern ...

  • Gujarat's Solar Irrigation Cooperative has a solution for groundwater crisis

    Gujarat: Phodabhai Parmar, a 72-year-old farmer, sits on a charpai sipping tea as solar panels gleam in the fields behind him. Parmar is one of six farmers who have formed the worlds first solar irrigation cooperative in Dhundi village in Gujarats Kheda district, about 90 km from ...

  • Integrating weather reporting in India: The big challenge

    As the advent of the 2017 summer monsoon over mainland South Asia showed once again, Indian meteorologists have become highly accurate in their forecasts. Gone are those Jerome K. Jerome days when you left your umbrella at home if the Meteorological Department predicted rain. Now the weather office ...

  • Will US withdrawal stop India's actions against climate change? The answer: No

    Will the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement impact Indias efforts to tackle climate change? To a limited extent, yes. Will it stop Indias actions against climate change? No.President Trump's announcement of the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement leaves a huge void in the global efforts to ...

  • Babri Masjid trial may reveal BJP's communal face

    The proverb, "Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet ... with exactness grinds He all", can be said to apply to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwarts who have been charged with criminal conspiracy in a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court for their role in demolishing the Babri ...

  • Parrikar: Butter chicken, fish curry and foot in the mouth

    When pacing the cold, stone-lined corridors of South Block, former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar famously confessed to fantasising about Goan fish curry over butter chicken, the national capital's ubiquitous calorific treat.Back in Goa as Chief Minister, however, Parrikar's all-too-brief ...

  • Climate change impacting the faculties of citizens, global leaders?

    "The rift has accelerated since end of the last year", reported all the major news agencies in North America and elsewhere. "It may get close to a full break, never seen before in the history," they added.This "breaking news" is about Antarctica's fourth-largest ice shelf, Larsen C, measuring ...

  • Will the govt ever lead by example?

    It is common knowledge that there are a set of standards laid down by the government, both central and state governments, for taking up any activity in India. For example, if you want to build a home, commercial building, road or a bridge or anything, there are specific standards along with ...

  • Gurgaon Real Estate Pricing Trends - 2015 Vs. 2016

    Submitted by Newseditor on Thu, 2016-01-07 16:37 Gurgaon is an important realty market of the country, and especially in the National Capital Region (NCR). That said, Gurgaon was not unaffected by the slump that hit the country's realty sector. Sales dwindled, new launches decreased, ...