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

Behold the microchip in your body

Opening doors, logging into computers, storing medical data et al seem to be healthy advances in life, courtesy implantable microchips.

02 Dec 2018 5:44 AM

Age of anxiety: Alienation modern scourge

The task of forging an overarching identity transcending the amalgam that develops through such superimposition therefore becomes even more difficult.

25 Nov 2018 1:05 AM

Age of anxiety: Good times, bad times

The world as a whole during the last three quarters of a century after World War II has seen “the best of times”.

25 Nov 2018 12:58 AM

Fund drive for varsities: Commodification of education is pretty, and a necessary evil

Education is no more a public good, it’s a commodity to be traded in the free market place.

18 Nov 2018 12:22 AM

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Fund drive for varsities: Innovative funding options can keep Indian universities on the go

Government support for higher education is on the decline in India due to the weakening fiscal space and lack of political intent.

18 Nov 2018 12:22 AM

Living fearfully in the shadow of dementia

the people most affected by dementia are those who care for the affected. relatives can find it very hard to see people they love deteriorate.

11 Nov 2018 12:10 AM

Trillion dollar memory loss

Neuroscientists are racking their brains the world over trying to identify what causes diseases of the brain.

11 Nov 2018 12:10 AM

Fight disease, enter the sewage: A sample that can save millions

There is no scope for complacency in the campaign against the polio virus. Recurrence is possible as infections remain latent.

04 Nov 2018 12:45 AM

Prevention better than cure if not for profits

Prevention is not better than cure when your profits depend upon people getting sick.

04 Nov 2018 12:44 AM

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The fear of living with ourselves: No magic pill for loneliness

Mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders, among others, are frequently accompanied by feelings of loneliness.

28 Oct 2018 2:24 AM

The fear of living with ourselves: Loneliness gets medicalised

What’s fascinating about the current anti-loneliness crusade is that it does not confine its focus on the elderly.

28 Oct 2018 2:20 AM

Nobel out of reach: Elusive desire for greatness

Dalit Bahujans have to be fed, clothed and cared for without adequate cultural or material dividends for the nation.

21 Oct 2018 1:43 AM

Nobel out of reach: Black scientist yet to make it to Nobel

Change can only be achieved through strong and effective government action, but by definition marginalised groups have little political power.

21 Oct 2018 1:37 AM

Your silence will not protect you

There is already an insurgency in the making against the existing patriarchy. We will lose more battles than we can win. I only hope dissent spreads.

08 Oct 2018 2:12 AM

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It’s time clericalism is banished

They would need to be held accountable for any misdeeds, both from a religious and civil perspective.

08 Oct 2018 2:08 AM

Needs more than the law to oust sexual harassment

A common response of most women who have accessed the formal system is how unprepared they were to deal with the hostility of the system.

08 Oct 2018 2:05 AM

Fake news, the DNA of tech firms: The big fight against fake news

Technology companies like Google, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft are also gearing up to fight the menace of fake news.

01 Oct 2018 2:10 AM

Fake news, the DNA of tech firms: Gearing up for the 2019 polls

Social media companies seem quite serious about removing false news and propaganda from their platforms.

01 Oct 2018 2:08 AM

Symptom of neo-liberal malaise

Jeff Bezos is a product as well as a symptom of these two worlds, albeit magnified on a global scale.

27 Sep 2018 6:58 AM

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