Why the PM’s New Research Fellowship Scheme Is an Utter Disaster

Why the PM’s New Research Fellowship Scheme Is an Utter Disaster The scheme does nothing for the research eco-system as a whole and makes no effort to ensure that there is no brain drain. Credit: Twitter/PIB India We have a crisis in hand. Not enough quality PhD students in STEM fields leading to poor quality… Read More »

Documentary on Amartya Sen to Release on March 9 After Beep on ‘Gujarat’

Documentary on Amartya Sen to Release on March 9 After Beep on ‘Gujarat’Amartya Sen. Credit: YouTube Kolkata: The documentary on Nobel laureate Amartya Sen will be released here on March 9 after a beep on the word ‘Gujarat’ as recommended by the Censor Board, its director Suman Ghosh said today. The hour-long documentary The Argumentative… Read More »

At Uri, Ground Zero of India-Pakistan Tension, Villagers Are Fleeing in Panic

At Uri, Ground Zero of India-Pakistan Tension, Villagers Are Fleeing in Panic“We don’t want to relive those horrifying times. Why can’t India and Pakistan allow us to live in peace?” A group of children from the affected border villages in a classroom in the girls higher secondary school, in Uri town, which has been converted… Read More »

Virender Sehwag’s Desperate Attempt to Communalise Tribal’s Killing and the Apology That Wasn’t

Virender Sehwag’s Desperate Attempt to Communalise Tribal’s Killing and the Apology That Wasn’tThe ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ would do well to remember that with great social media following comes great responsibility to verify facts before clicking ‘tweet’. Virender Sehwag. New Delhi: Former cricketer Virender Sehwag got called out on Twitter on Saturday for attempting to give… Read More »

Ahed Tamimi’s Father Speaks Proudly As Teen Palestinian Activist Prepares for Trial

Ahed Tamimi’s Father Speaks Proudly As Teen Palestinian Activist Prepares for TrialTamimi’s father agrees that his daughter is losing her childhood but to him normalising the conflict is not an option. Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi enters a military courtroom escorted by Israeli Prison Service personnel at Ofer Prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah,… Read More »

Did Economic Times Ignore PNB Scam Story to Protect Times Group’s Treasury?

Did Economic Times Ignore PNB Scam Story to Protect Times Group’s Treasury?Negative coverage would have hurt Gitanjali shares – and in turn BCCL’s investments. New Delhi: Could the Punjab National Bank scam, involving celebrity diamantaire Nirav Modi, his uncle Mehul Choksi and others, have come to light a lot sooner than it did? According to whistleblower… Read More »

Indian Cinema Icon, Sridevi, dies at 54

Indian Cinema Icon, Sridevi, dies at 54From countless films in the 1980s right up to English Vinglish in 2012, Sridevi did intense, emotional roles as well as comedy with equal aplomb. Sridevi. Credit: PTI The sudden death of actress Sridevi of a cardiac arrest at the young age of 54 has left not just her… Read More »

The Life of Labour: Robots to Stop Manual Scavenging in Kerala, Indian Labour Conference Postponed

The Life of Labour: Robots to Stop Manual Scavenging in Kerala, Indian Labour Conference PostponedThe Life of Labour, a compilation of important labour developments from around the world, will be delivered to your inbox every Sunday at 10 am. Click here to subscribe. Illustration by Aliza Bakht Indian Labour Bureau survey reveals slowdown in job… Read More »

Fawning Coverage of New Antidepressants Review Masks Key Caveats

Fawning Coverage of New Antidepressants Review Masks Key CaveatsThe review’s authors have acknowledged that almost 80% of the studies they analysed had been funded by the pharmaceuticals industry. Prozac. Credit: arenamontanus/Flickr, CC BY 2.0 A recent review and meta-analysis of 522 randomised trials, including about 117,000 participants suffering from depression, has concluded that all antidepressants… Read More »

What the Merger of Nepal’s Communist Parties Means for Their Two Leaders and India

What the Merger of Nepal’s Communist Parties Means for Their Two Leaders and IndiaThe merger has given the anti-India voice in the country a strong platform. K.P. Oli shakes hand with the chairman of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Credit: Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar The long-awaited unification of Nepal’s two big communist… Read More »