Nov 28, 2014 12:40 AM
The Ferguson episode shows how nothing has changed for the African-American community since Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation into law in 1863 When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty — Thomas Jefferson Each year in
Nov 28, 2014 12:39 AM
For India to reduce its carbon emissions, an increase in ‘survival’ emissions for the basic needs of the poor will have to be matched by a reduction in ‘luxury’ emissions from the wealthy Recently in Beijing, U.S. President Barack
Nov 28, 2014 12:36 AM
A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth. Researchers believe the mirror could slash the amount of energy used to control air temperatur
Nov 27, 2014 01:35 AM
Reportage on the Rampal issue has only served to present a simplistic picture of a more complex situation Modern gurus gain mass following through technologies such as the Internet, satellite television and social media. These technologies create not onl
Nov 27, 2014 01:34 AM
Germans are celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall, but new walls have been erected around Europe to keep away immigrants and refugees On November 9, a bitterly cold and overcast day, Berliners were out on the streets in thousands to commemorate a landm
Nov 26, 2014 12:54 AM
In Chhattisgarh, people continue to fall prey to systematic medical incongruities, according to narratives of victims at a workshop held recently in Raipur The death of at least 15 women during a tubectomy operation in Chhattisgarh has sent shock waves a
Nov 26, 2014 12:51 AM
Without adequate preparations for its consequences, the State has gone ahead with the merger of small schools with the larger ones. Is there a way out? The Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani’s act of consulting an astrologer in
Nov 26, 2014 12:46 AM
Groundbreaking 3D mapping of previously inaccessible areas of the Antarctic has found that the sea ice fringing the vast continent is thicker than previous thought. Two expeditions to Antarctica by scientists from the U.K., U.S. and Australia analysed a
Nov 25, 2014 01:33 AM
To protect biodiversity, India must take hard decisions and set thresholds for environmental regulation and pollution The Prime Minister recently reorganised his National Council on Climate Change and called on an indigenous answer, yoga, to alter consci
Nov 25, 2014 01:31 AM
With the death of Yellappa, the last of a family of great indigo dyers in Andhra Pradesh, a way of life has faded away I often work as a historian of science, an ethnographer of social battles, seeking to capture the story of an age. I sometimes play sto
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