It’s time to relearn idealism

It’s time to relearn idealism The trouble with writing this column is that each and every time I click on the movie of Anugya, the Jamia Millia Islamia student who distilled the meaning of schooling, belonging and the ideas enshrined in the Constitution in an emotionally charged 4-minute interview to television reporters, ” I can not stop my own tears. My tears take me and are completely involuntary. I click on news-clips online, especially not. I feel cynical and tired about the production of sound bites. Yet I recognize that we are in a moment in history. “I had been […]

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India’s Web Shutdowns Draw Praise From at Least One Nation: China

India’s Web Shutdowns Draw Praise From at Least One Nation: China New Delhi: China’s state-run mouthpiece on Wednesday published an article defending the country against western criticism of cyber censorship for shutting down internet services for safety reasons, by pointing towards India’s record. China has been accused of maintaining a high level of censorship over its services, with Chinese citizens not being permitted post about topics on their networking websites, visit websites that were banned or to access applications. The article in People’s Daily titled’India shutdown shows regular practice for countries’ uses internet shutdown in Assam and Meghalaya to defend […]

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Go for group fitness, if you want to stay motivated.

Go for group fitness, if you want to stay motivated. Many individuals drop out of their fitness regime because they get bored of the monotony or for lack of motivation. Getting to the gym itself may seem to be a task in itself. But if you get colleagues or some friends together and work out together than a pleasure quotient can be added to the fitness regimen. Group fitness regimen ensures that you stay on course and reach your fitness objectives. According to a study at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, exercising at a group lowers […]

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Facebook confesses to monitoring users with place settings turned off.

Facebook confesses to monitoring users with place settings turned off. Washington: Facebook has confessed that its tracks the location of its users even when they’ve turned off the place settings. In a letter addressed to Senators Christopher A Coons and Josh Hawley and now viral on twitter, Facebook’s Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Rob Sherman detailed the social media giant monitors a user’s location even if the user has turned off the tracking services from their accounts. ‘Facebook admits it. Turn off’place services’ and they’ll STILL track your location to generate money (by sending you advertisements ). There is no opting […]

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Donald Trump faces historic rebuke as US House votes on impeachment today

Donald Trump faces historic rebuke as US House votes on impeachment today WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s legacy will be forever marked on Wednesday by his impeachment at the hands of House Democrats, who say it is a necessary rebuke for the president’s pursuit of a political vendetta. However, the president has managed to unite the Republican party fully behind him, and it’s unlikely that anyone in the GOP will join Democrats in voting for his removal. Nor is there any indication that Senate Republicans are contemplating convicting him when they hold a trial next year. The day will unfold like this: […]

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Another protest going on in France.

Another protest going on in France. Hundreds of thousands of French protesters took to the streets Tuesday in a pension reform standoff which has sparked almost two weeks of crippling transport strikes, with the government vowing it will not give in to union demands to drop the overhaul. Police said they fired tear gas in Paris after protesters hurled projectiles at them, with 30 people arrested in the French capital. Pressure is growing on President Emmanuel Macron just days before the Christmas break and late Tuesday he named a new pensions chief to direct fresh talks with the unions set […]

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An Antioxidant in Green Tea May Help Tackle Tuberculosis: Study

An Antioxidant in Green Tea May Help Tackle Tuberculosis: Study An antioxidant found in the green tea could become key to tackling tuberculosis, new research has found. Through laboratory investigations, the study team from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) found how the prominent compound, known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), can inhibit the growth of a tuberculosis-causing bacteria strain. The EGCG does so by binding to an enzyme that offers energy for cellular activity. The procedure results the bacteria has because of its mobile processes vital for stability and growth . “Our discovery of the EGCG’s ability to inhibit the growth […]

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CAA bill is Anti-Muslim.

CAA bill is Anti-Muslim. Among the benefits of being a teacher for a long time is that before most other people do, you get to spot the nuances of generational change. Children and teens are finely tuned social barometers who are not only the first to pick up on changes in culture and society; they’re also quite often the first to act them out, without filters and subtlety. Sadly, they are early victims of harmful shifts. Take the case of the eight-year-old Muslim woman who got up on stage in front of a million people at a current anti-Citizenship (Amendment) […]

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Wind farm developers struggle to get projects.

Wind farm developers struggle to get projects. New Delhi wind farms face delays to make their projects work. Approximately 2 gigawatts of wind power production auctioned from the federal government since February 2017 is running behind schedule, according to BloombergNEF. That number has more than quadrupled threatening to derail the renewable-energy ambitions of the nation. Programmers are having trouble locating affordable land, getting financing and connecting to grids after taking a number of the world’s lowest green electricity tariffs within the last two and a half years. On top of that hangs the uncertainty whether they will be paid in […]

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Unnao gangrape survivor put on fire, confessed to Delhi hospital using burns that were 90%.

Unnao gangrape survivor put on fire, confessed to Delhi hospital using burns that were 90%. The Unnao gangrape survivor who had been put on fire men was airlifted into the Safdarjung hospital of Delhi on Thursday afternoon. The 23-year-old, who’s fighting for life with 90 percent burns, has been accompanied by a team of physicians from Lucknow to Delhi, PTI reported. ‘The state of the girl who was set on fire and purchased here at 10 am is very severe. She has 90 per cent burn injuries and we’re taking the utmost caution,’ Medical Superintendent Dr Ashutosh Dubey told PTI. […]

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