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Primary health care, the central idea within the Alma-Ata declaration, was interpreted in many ways by many people.

How it panned out in India

An increase in availability of various interventions at primary level has gone a long way in reduction of diseases.

12 May 2019 6:02 AM

Literature squares up

Racism in the First World metamorphoses into caste and religious divide in India.

15 Apr 2019 5:09 AM

Against Literature

Literature can’t take down racism... there is a “little white man deep inside us all”.

15 Apr 2019 5:07 AM

Datafied citizens

Data analysis makes us viewable and knowable, and thus manageable, for both authorities and businesses at unprecedented levels.

31 Mar 2019 5:31 AM

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‘As a society, we are more compassionate today’

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

17 Mar 2019 5:19 AM

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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