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The year of the rooster Op-Eds

The year of the rooster

Liberal democracies must examine their own glass houses to see how the liberal order has produced too many losers, too many corporate robber barons, while creating a level of social inequality, job…

One nation one election Op-Eds

One nation one election

Would simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies benefit India? On 25 Jan 2017, President Pranab Mukherjee, in his customary eve of Republic Day address to the nation, came out in…

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) decapitated Op-Eds

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) decapitated

Is there opportunity for China and India? Why did US Opt Out? On 24 Jan 16, in one of his first executive orders, President Donald Trump formally pulled out the US from negotiations in the Trans-…

Gambia Op-Eds

Gambia

Will there be civil war in the West African state? On 19 Jan 17, it was announced that President-elect of Gambia, Adama Barrow would be sworn-in, at the country's embassy at Dakar, in neighboring…

Russia and the us presidential election Op-Eds

Russia and the us presidential election

Do intelligence agencies need to re-establish their credibility? On Friday (06 Jan17), US President-elect Donald Trump is finally expected to attend the intelligence briefing, on alleged Russian…

Chelsea Manning Op-Eds

Chelsea Manning

On 18 Jan 17, President Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was otherwise scheduled to serve 35 years, till 2045. US Private Bradley Manning (now Chelsea Manning) was convicted in…

Battle in Tata sons Op-Eds

Battle in Tata sons

Who will win the family feud? On 24 Oct 16, Cyrus Mistry was unceremoniously dismissed as Chairman of Tata Sons. Tata Sons is the holding company of the US$ 103 billion Tata conglomerate. The largest…

Legal status for robots Op-Eds

Legal status for robots

With a robotic revolution around the corner, a legal framework is prudent. On 11 Jan 16, it was reported that the European Parliament is preparing to vote, on the first set of comprehensive rules,…

Us expels russian diplomats Op-Eds

Us expels russian diplomats

On 29 Dec 16, in a rare and provocative gesture, the Obama Administration expelled 35 Russian diplomats and their families; giving them 72 hours to leave the country. President Barak Obama had…

The other Brexiteers Op-Eds

The other Brexiteers

Moves both in Northern Ireland and Scotland point toward remaining in the U.K  On the 10th of January 2017, Both Northern Ireland and Scotland made symbolic gestures towards a year of forced unity…

Overseas citizen of india (OCI) Op-Eds

Overseas citizen of india (OCI)

On 08 Jun 16, PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, at Bangalore. The celebration is held regularly to celebrate Indian diaspora, across the world. It is now estimated that there…

Terrorism in south india Op-Eds

Terrorism in south india

India’s southern states, comprise of five states and three Union Territories; Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and UTs of Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar…

German terror attack Op-Eds

German terror attack

On 19 Dec 16, an unidentified man ploughed a lorry into a busy Christmas market, in the heart of Berlin, Germany. 12 people were killed, scores injured and the death toll is expected to rise. The man…

After Snowden: How vulnerable is the internet? Op-Eds

After Snowden: How vulnerable is the internet?

The technology pioneers who designed the net's original protocols saw their creation as a way to share information freely across a network of networks. Yet Edward Snowden's leaks of classified…

Accenture ties up with IITs for research into Artificial Intelligence Op-Eds

Accenture ties up with IITs for research into Artificial Intelligence

MUMBAI: Accenture has entered into a joint research collaboration with IIT Bombay and IIT Patna focused on the different application aspects of Artificial Intelligence. The research, focused on IT…

The tragedy of Kashmir Op-Eds

The tragedy of Kashmir

India and Pakistan have fought four wars over it, and remain on tenterhooks with their forces deployed along the borders facing each other in tripwire readiness for the last seven decades. Both…

 The Ray of Hope- Haji Ali Op-Eds

The Ray of Hope- Haji Ali

On 24 October 2016, Haji Ali Trust informed the Supreme Court that it would rescind the ban on women entering the shrine. The ban had been imposed in 2012 and Muslim clerics stated that it was a…

The perils of de-monetization Op-Eds

The perils of de-monetization

The PM’s initiative to de-monetize 1,000 and 500 rupee notes has dealt a knock-out punch for both ‘Black Money’ and counterfeit currency. Every Indian, even crooked politicians and unscrupulous…

Blogger turns tables on cyber-scammer Op-Eds

Blogger turns tables on cyber-scammer

Technical support scams try to convince people to buy expensive software to fix imaginary problems. But Ivan Kwiatkowski played along with the scheme until he was asked to send credit card details.…

Paris attacks: Call to overhaul French intelligence services Op-Eds

Paris attacks: Call to overhaul French intelligence services

Commission president Georges Fenech said all the French attackers had been known to authorities, but these had not communicated with each other. He proposed a single body like the US National Counter…