Shyama V. Ramani
In 2013, India became the fourth country in the world (after Russia, the US and EU) and the only emerging nation to launch a Mars probe into space. But it remains part of the group of 45 developing countries with less than 50 per cent sanitation coverage, with many citizens practising open defecation, either due to lack of access to a toilet or because of personal preference. Continue reading Can Mars-conquering India tackle its earthly toilet troubles?
Mustafa Al Zarooni
Mental development of a human being starts from its inception when the surrounding ideas start influencing his mind, and allow him to fulfil his practical and intellectual life accordingly. So how can a student, who has visited the world of a printed word, seen hundreds and thousands of those around him loitering about, distracted intellectually, and contemplating what is in their hands of cultural schemes? Continue reading Give power to the mind through reading
To secure the future of children in the country, the UAE passed the Child Abuse Law in June this year. However, despite the fact that a number of criminals have been indicted for abuse against children, the lack of evidence has worked in their favour. Continue reading Child abuse in UAE: When caregivers turn wrongdoers
The craze for wireless internet connection has gone up so much that almost half of the people now crave for Wi-Fi on the go even more than chocolate, alcohol and, yes, sex, show results of a new survey. Continue reading People find Wi-Fi more important than sex, chocolate, alcohol
Scientists from the Netherlands said they have made an important advance towards creating a functional bioartificial kidney that could one day replace the need for dialysis or transplantation in the millions of patients with kidney failure. Continue reading Bioartificial kidney comes a step closer
Notwithstanding the suffering of the common people, Kailash Satyarthi supports the governments demonetisation move as it will help curb trafficking, but the Nobel laureate and child-rights crusader asserts that unless and until children become a political priority, India will continue to be dogged by the evils of child labour and child trafficking. Continue reading When will children become a political priority: Kailash Satyarthi
Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, could be one of the most conservative places in the Kingdom but a lot of women now feel comfortable when going out without a niqab, a new report states. Continue reading Why women in culturally conservative Riyadh are discarding the niqab
Buckingham Palace will get a Â£369 million overhaul to replace leaky pipes and old cabling under a taxpayer-funded plan unveiled on Friday by royal officials and the government. Continue reading Isn’t a $458m facelift for Buckingham Palace a little extravagant?
An expected US economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region’s leaders to look halfway around the world, to China, for help weathering the possible financial headwinds. Continue reading As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America
Since the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, I have overheard a number of colleagues and friends remarking that they chose to go off of one or more social media sites because they were angered by what Trump supporters had been writing. Similarly, for me, what started as a one month digital break from Facebook turned into a more permanent deactivation of my account when I started to realise how much more peaceful it felt to remain unplugged (at least from Facebook). Continue reading Social media sickness is a real thing