August 7, 2018

The first machine that considerably reduced human effort was the wheel. It has been a central feature in mankind’s progress. Recent technological advancements, however, might end up with a bitter side--unlike the wheel. Technological up-gradation like the technology to...

As Artificial Intelligence envelopes our lives, among the many sectors expected to enter a period of rapid transformation, is transportation. Increasing urbanization, rising incomes, influx of new technologies and the political economy of each of these changes will cau...

August 7, 2018

In the USA midterm elections refers the elections taking place in the middle of the term of the President. The elections this year are to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. In the 100 member Senate, the Republican Party holds a 51-49 majority, while Democrats hold 4...

August 6, 2018

Come the (relatively) warm months of June-July, the classic flowery hairband would appear magically in popular stores -- attracting a lot of attention. You might have also spotted a larger-than-life-sized representation of Frida Kahlo, adorned with flowers, on one of t...

August 5, 2018

When it comes to business innovations, it is increasingly more profitable to look at Bangalore instead of Shanghai. India is steadily enhancing its startup footprint with some of its ventures competing with global multinational corporations. A report by ASSOCHAM, a tra...

August 5, 2018

Since he announced his candidacy in June 2015, President Trump has managed to rattle American socio-political discourse with his unhinged policies and actions. Globally, people were still preoccupied with his misogynist “locker-room” tapes, anti-abortion agenda, and th...

August 5, 2018

"The winner of this election is each and every individual among my 81 million citizens...”

This was how a triumphant Erdogan, flush from the joys of victory, having secured his second term as the President of Turkey, addressed his supporters. This marks his fifteenth y...

August 5, 2018

In a recent attempt by India to honour its commitments under the Paris Accord, tenders were up for bidding for construction of solar energy plants. This bid was won by Acme Solar – a joint venture between Acme an Indian developer, and SBG Cleantech – whose shareholders...

August 5, 2018

India's southern most state is going south on values of free speech. For the health of the world's largest democracy, the trend is worrying.

Robert Guest, foreign editor of The Economist recently said, “…[f]ree speech is the best defense against bad government. Everyone...

July 29, 2018

Zimbabwe stands on a historical crossroad as it looks forward to free herself from her most remembered freedom fighter – Robert Mugabe. Raising both loud applause and grave concerns throughout his political career, Mugabe ruled the nation for nearly four decades and ha...

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