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A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

The intention is to guide teachers as well as students through the entire syllabus without leaving any gaps in the teaching-learning process. (Photo: Representational image) India does not have a system of education,” proclaimed Prof. Krishna Kumar in his recent talk on “Teaching the Indian Constitution” at a conference in Kolkata. “We have a system [...]

August 13, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

Jeffrey Epstein’s $56 million mansion could become a real-estate nightmare

Jeffrey Epstein’s $56 million mansion could become a real-estate nightmare

Jeffrey Epstein lived in what’s reportedly one of the largest private homes in Manhattan, where he allegedly sexually abused underaged girls, an allegation so horrific, real-estate experts say people will go out of their way to avoid walking down the block. Epstein has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Epstein’s seven-story, 21,000-square-foot Upper East Side home near [...]

July 13, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Jeffrey Epstein’s $56 million mansion could become a real-estate nightmare

Do you need a dengue-specific health cover?

Do you need a dengue-specific health cover?

Coimbatore-based Hani Harrise, 21, was diagnosed with dengue in August 2015. His platelet count dropped to 40,000. Platelet count between 150,000 and 450,000 for every microlitre of blood is considered healthy. “I was hospitalized for 10 days because the situation was severe. I didn’t have health insurance, so we ended up spending around ₹28,000 for my [...]

June 25, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Do you need a dengue-specific health cover?

Jeff Bezos Shares His Best Advice for Anyone Starting a Business

Jeff Bezos Shares His Best Advice for Anyone Starting a Business

Jeff Bezos has a message for budding entrepreneurs: be ready to take big risks and fail. Bezos delivered that message at Amazon’s re:Mars conference on Thursday in Las Vegas, after he was asked what advice he would give to anyone looking to start their own business. “Take risk. You have to be willing to take [...]

June 8, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Jeff Bezos Shares His Best Advice for Anyone Starting a Business

COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

A couple lies in bed, facing away from each other, staring at empty hands cradling invisible phones. It’s a striking image from the artist Eric Pickersgill’s project “Removed,” a series of photographs altered to remove the subjects’ devices. I discovered Pickersgill’s work while scrolling on my own phone, as disconnected from the world around me [...]

May 6, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

Real Estate: Plotting A Revival

Real Estate: Plotting A Revival

The long winter for the real estate sector may finally be giving way to the green shoots of spring. Hobbled by a protracted period of stagnation and capital woes, the sector is showing signs of coming off a long bend in the road. This is true of, at least as far as its biggest player, [...]

April 29, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate: Plotting A Revival

Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Google could have avoided this huge embarrassment if they had only googled to find out what lay ahead. (Illustration by C Sasikumar) Consider this: An external advisory council, the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) — essentially an ethics council to guide new technologies — set up by Google in the last week of March, being disbanded [...]

April 27, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Key Tips for a Healthy Life

Key Tips for a Healthy Life

Even though there are many common ways to live a healthy lifestyle, actually doing it seems different for everyone. In other words we can say it differs from person to person. Regardless of what you choose to do, living a healthy lifestyle is a key component to disease prevention, wellness, and longevity. In order to live [...]

April 20, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Key Tips for a Healthy Life

Top performing advice firms have a distinctive focus on technology

Top performing advice firms have a distinctive focus on technology

It’s traditionally thought that smaller advisory firms are able to embrace new technology quicker than larger firms. With fewer advisers to train or accounts to migrate, the small boat can turn quicker than the large ship. But large firms appear to have finally turned the corner with technology, and it may be boosting their bottom [...]

March 23, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Top performing advice firms have a distinctive focus on technology

A change of mindset will realise the benefits of technology

A change of mindset will realise the benefits of technology

With the rapid development of new technology and the advent of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ which is disrupting traditional processes and the way we live and work, data is becoming a hot commodity. The challenge lies not in obtaining the data, but how to use it to its maximum potential to add real value to [...]

February 22, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on A change of mindset will realise the benefits of technology

Editorial: Art Deco week celebrates a movement, and honours the legacy of earthquake victims

Editorial: Art Deco week celebrates a movement, and honours the legacy of earthquake victims

The enthusiasm with which Napier and participants embraces the annual Art Deco Festival has to be seen to be, perhaps not believed, but appreciated. As someone who has heard about it, experiencing aspects of the Art Deco week has brought home to me its uniqueness. Which really, is only a reflection of how unique the [...]

February 18, 2019 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Editorial: Art Deco week celebrates a movement, and honours the legacy of earthquake victims

The Nine Things No One Tells You About Starting A Business

The Nine Things No One Tells You About Starting A Business

If you dream of starting your own business, there are plenty of resources. Coaches, books and websites detail specific steps you should take or rules you should follow. But to be successful, you have to break the rules. You must be unapologetic about who you are and dare to be different. Here’s my advice for [...]

February 6, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on The Nine Things No One Tells You About Starting A Business