Jul 28, 2014 02:08 AM
Societies need myths to live by, and a mathematical genius failing in an exam is precisely the kind of myth that makes life alluring How did Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887–1920), the mathematical genius, fare in his Intermediate examinations? Did he fa
Jul 28, 2014 01:52 AM
The recent Indo-Bangladesh Maritime Delimitation award contributes substantially to international law. But will it lead to greater cooperation in South Asia or revive tensions? Asia is a hotbed of maritime disputes and The Bay of Bengal is no exception.
Jul 28, 2014 01:46 AM
Radical plans by the World Bank to relax the conditions on which it lends up to $50 billion a year to developing countries have been condemned as potentially disastrous for the environment and likely to weaken protection of indigenous peoples and the poor.
Jul 28, 2014 01:44 AM
An improvement in sanitation and cleanliness will eliminate much of the difference in malnutrition between India and the rest of the world, and across Indian States Historically the greatest advances in longevity and mortality reduction have come not fr
Jul 28, 2014 01:06 AM
It is easy to dismiss as a needless controversy the opposition from a Bharatiya Janata Party legislator to the appointment of tennis star Sania Mirza as a brand ambassador of the young State of Telangana, but one cannot afford to ignore the implications o
Jul 28, 2014 12:57 AM
A long and complex electoral process in Indonesia finally concluded with the remarkable victory of Joko Widodo, who was officially declared the winner in the presidential elections. An outsider to Indonesia’s entrenched military and political establ
Jul 26, 2014 01:26 AM
Despite the massacres of entire families, U.S. President Obama has made no major public address to caution Israel Sixteen days into the Israeli offensive on Gaza, on July 23, the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva held a hearing. Pressur
Jul 26, 2014 01:22 AM
The budget not only failed to commit substantial funding to Science and Technology, it also failed to signal the strengthening of research and innovation After a decade-long policy paralysis in science, technology and higher education research during UP
Jul 26, 2014 01:20 AM
The downing of flight MH17 was clearly an accident. This tragedy should not be used as an excuse to punish Russia Why does foreign policy default to stupid? From the moment that we heard of the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine it was clearly an
Jul 26, 2014 01:19 AM
More than 90 per cent of human DNA is doing nothing very useful, and large stretches may be no more than biological baggage that has built up over years of evolution, Oxford researchers claim. The scientists arrived at the figure after comparing the human
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