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‘Throughout 1980s, Anglophone world has ‘remoralised’, as moral language became prevalent in its culture’.

Words do not reflect trends

The authors were interested in how morality changed over time by tracking changes in “patterns of language use”.

17 Mar 2019 5:13 AM

The community of comedy

The modern philosopher to have placed perhaps the most stress on the social character of comedy was Henri Bergson.

10 Mar 2019 6:14 AM

Joke on politicians they jest can’t take it

In 2013, our Parliament erupted in near-unanimous indignation over a 1954 cartoon by Shankar portraying Nehru and Ambedkar.

10 Mar 2019 6:13 AM

Relationship matters: Looks not the clincher

When a relationship doesn’t have issues, people inflate small problems. You can be your own worst enemy without realising it.

24 Feb 2019 7:15 AM

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Relationship matters: Firewalls save relationships

The institution of marriage is designed for the fulfilment and expression of powerful needs inherent in human nature.

24 Feb 2019 7:10 AM

Computers and authority

The threat to freedom in the digital age is from the non-free, proprietor-driven software, encompassing all forms of computing.

27 Jan 2019 8:04 AM

Defeatism, enemy of freedom

Political leadership in India did not respond strongly to the revelation that they are being surveilled.

27 Jan 2019 8:00 AM

World better place now: Seven reasons why lives of people have improved and are living better today

Many people even in advanced economies do not know that the world is graduating into a much better place.

20 Jan 2019 1:01 AM

World better place now: It’s not all that rosy as data show

Undoubtedly the world has become a better place to live in when compared with the past three centuries.

20 Jan 2019 1:00 AM

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Age of juvenile detention: At what age is one old enough to distinguish right and wrong

The brain matures through three decades and its development is conditioned by social underpinnings.

13 Jan 2019 12:54 AM

Age of juvenile detention: Intervention among kids in conflict with law

The Justice Juvenile Act permits a child in conflict with law, who is above the age of 16, to be tried as adult.

13 Jan 2019 12:53 AM

Muslims in time warp: Into enlightenment from blind following

Instead of the dominant blind, unquestioning obedience to religious dogma, we should teach critical thinking to our children in schools.

06 Jan 2019 8:23 AM

Muslims in the post-truth world are caught between extremes

It is interesting to know how Islamic societies across the world encounter three extreme situations simultaneously.

06 Jan 2019 8:20 AM

Creating perfect babies: Futuristic babies

The ethics: Can we deny ourselves benefits of DNA technology?

23 Dec 2018 1:11 AM

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Creating perfect babies: Scientists can design better babies for the benefit of mankind

The zygote travels to the uterus and attaches to the inner wall of the uterus and grows into a baby.

23 Dec 2018 1:07 AM

Yoke of conversion: For dalits, it’s out of the pan into the fire

It’s true conversion was a gateway to a better life, free of the yoke of casteism.

16 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

Yoke of conversion: Good Samaritan never forced any conversions

Read the parable of the Good Samaritan, who comes to the rescue of the much reviled Jew, waylaid and forsaken.

16 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

Boredom, mother of creativity: Brain research throws up the power of music

When fed with music, the entire brain-sphere is aglow, showing that the power of music influences every part of the organ.

09 Dec 2018 1:30 AM

Boredom, mother of creativity: Way out of boredom is through it

Academics are awaiting clinching evidence before listing the benefits of boredom.

09 Dec 2018 1:30 AM

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