Saturday, March 23, 2019

Society

Relevance of Guru Nanak’s Teachings to India’s Economic Development

In my younger days I used to wonder why Sikh weddings do not take into account muhurat or auspicious day and usually take place...

Sabrimala Temple: Are Menstruating Women Any Threat to Celibate Gods?

Despite Supreme Court’s recent order allowing women of all age group entry to Sabrimala Temple on hilltop in Kerala, protesters and the mob have...

Care of Elderly in India: An Imperative for a Robust Social Care System

India is one of the largest countries in the world with a total population of 1.35 billion and this number is expected to reach...

The Delightful Allure of Indian Spices

Indian spices have exquisite aroma, texture and taste to enhance the flavour of everyday dishes. India is the largest producer and consumer of spices in...

Ancestor Worship

Love and respect are the foundations of ancestor worship particularly in Hinduism. It is believed that the dead have a continued existence and can...

Personality

Legacy of Ghazal Singer Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh is known as the most successful ghazal singer of all time achieving both critical acclaim and commercial success and whose soulful voice...

Why History Will Judge Dr. Manmohan Singh Very Kindly

The architect of India’s economic reforms will go down in Indian history as the most qualified Prime Minister who fulfilled electoral promises, brought reforms...

Politics

Air Pollution in Delhi: A Solvable Challenge

‘’Why India cannot solve the problem of air pollution in Delhi? Is India not very good in science and technology’’ asked my friend’s daughter....

How a Mughal Crown Prince Fell Victim to Intolerance

Few weeks ago, on a Sunday morning I was on the way with Mehmood to attend burial of a friend's father when I thought...

Literature

Reflections on Interplay of Conflicting Dimensions of Life

The author reflects upon the potent connection between conflicting dimensions of life and which instills fear and deters a person from achieving fulfillment. Faith, honesty,...

Opinion

What Bihar Needs is a ‘Robust’ System to Support Young Entrepreneurs

This is the second article in "What Bihar Needs" Series. In this article the author focuses on the imperative of entrepreneurship development for economic...

Navjot Singh Sidhu: An Optimist or a Parochial Sub Nationalist?

‘’Can relate more with Pakistanis than with people in Tamil Nadu’’ said Navjot Singh Sidhu, a former cricketer and currently a cabinet minister in...

India’s ‘Me Too’ Moment: Implications for Bridging the Power Differential and Gender Equity

Of late the Indian media is abuzz with stories of working women posting their experiences of harassment in work places and public settings. Big...

Dr VD Mehta: The Story of ‘’Synthetic Fibre Man’’ of India

Born on c. 11 October 1938 to Mr Tikan Mehta and Smt Radha Bai in Khanpur (Rahim Yar Khan district) in erstwhile Bhawalpur State...

Buddhism: A Refreshing Perspective Albeit Twenty-Five Centuries Old

Religion has no fixed definition however it may be construed as a unified system of beliefs and practices involving omnipotent god, prophet(s), a holy...

Health

Bionic Eye: Promise Of Vision For Patients With Retinal And Optic Nerve Damage

Studies has shown that the “bionic eye” promises to help restore vision to many patients suffering from partial or complete blindness The structure of the...

The First Successful Pregnancy and Birth After Womb Transplant from a Deceased Donor

First womb transplant from a deceased donor leads to successful birth of a healthy baby. Infertility is a modern ailment which affects at least 15...

A New Drug that Prevent Malaria Parasites from Infecting Mosquitos

Compounds have been identified which could prevent malaria parasites from infecting mosquitos, thereby stopping the spread of malaria. Malaria is a global burden and it...

The Possible Cure Of Type 2 Diabetes?

The Lancet study shows that Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in adult patients by following a rigorous weight management programme. Type 2 diabetes is...

Homeopathy: All Dubious Claims Must Be Put To Rest

It now a universal voice that homeopathy is ‘scientifically implausible’ and 'ethically unacceptable' and should be 'rejected' by the healthcare sector. Healthcare authorities are now...

Diaspora

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2019 Being Held on 21-23 January at Varanasi

Ministry of External Affairs of Government of India is organising Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2019 on 21-23 January at Varanasi Uttar Pradesh. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas...

Right to Information (RTI) for Indian diaspora: The Government allows NRIs to File Applications

Government of India has clarified that Right to Information will be available to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) as well. Under the provisions Right to Information (RTI)...

Travel

The Scenic Beauty of Mahabalipuram

A scenic sea-side heritage site of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu state of India showcases centuries of rich cultural history. Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is an...

Taj Mahal: An Epitome Of True Love And Beauty

"Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor's love wrought in living stones" - Sir Edwin...

The Splendid Pillars Of Ashoka

A series of beautiful columns spread over the Indian subcontinent were constructed by King Ashoka, a promotor of Buddhism, during his reign in 3rd...

Economy

Relevance of Guru Nanak’s Teachings to India’s Economic Development

In my younger days I used to wonder why Sikh weddings do not take into account muhurat or auspicious day and usually take place...

Falling Indian Rupee (INR): Can the Interventions Help in Long-Term?

Indian Rupee is at record low now. In this article the author has analysed reasons behind the slide of rupee and has evaluated the...

Indian Economy Bouncing Back

India Economy has apparently picked up and is bouncing back now recording 8.2% growth in GDP in first quarter of 2018-19 which is 0.5%...

Business

The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB): The Largest Bank in India by Network Size

Indian Prime Minister has launched India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) which is the Largest Bank in India by Network Size. The India Post Payments Bank...

Art

A “Priceless” Statue of Gautam Buddha Returned to India

A miniature 12th century Buddha statue which was stolen from a museum in India over five decades ago has been returned back to the...

Culture

Kumbh Mela: The Greatest Celebration on Earth

All civilisations grew on river banks but Indian Religion and culture has highest state of Water Symbolism expressed inter alia in the form of...