Cannot Share Details of Missing Troops Along LAC, says Defence Ministry

A satellite image of Galwan Valley, May 22 (Photo: Reuters) The Ministry of Defence says it cannot disclose whether or not Indian soldiers went missing following the clashes between India and China along the line of actual control (LAC), the demarcation line between the two countries, since May 5 this year, stating that it is “sensitive” … Continue reading Cannot Share Details of Missing Troops Along LAC, says Defence Ministry

Diego Maradona’s game and life offer great moral lessons in hope as well as humility

Diego Maradona of Argentina kicks the ball to score the second goal of his team during a 1986 FIFA World Cup Quarter Final match between Argentina and England at Azteca Stadium on June 22, 1986 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo: Getty Images) IN EARLY 2010, when noted artist Riyas Komu suggested that we travel together … Continue reading Diego Maradona’s game and life offer great moral lessons in hope as well as humility

NIA Declines Reply to RTI Plea About ISIS-Related Data

In sharp contrast to the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) earlier disclosure that it had arrested 127 people with links to Islamic State (ISIS) until late 2019, it has now refused to answer my right to information (RTI) application about arrests and crime stats related to ISIS activities in India. NIA, which deals with terror-related crimes in … Continue reading NIA Declines Reply to RTI Plea About ISIS-Related Data

‘People of poorer nations have moral claim to be at the front of the queue when Covid vaccines finally arrive’

Jonathan Kimmelman, Director of the Biomedical Ethics Unit, School of Population and Global Health, McGill University, Canada, talks about ethics, data, vaccine frontrunners like Pfizer and others -- and more Jonathan Kimmelman (Photo: Claudio Calligaris) Renowned vaccine scholar Jonathan Kimmelman is looked up to for his incisive comments on the fight to stop the spread of Covid-19. His … Continue reading ‘People of poorer nations have moral claim to be at the front of the queue when Covid vaccines finally arrive’

Women entrepreneurs in India’s informal sector are as smart as men

A global study on India says that gender doesn’t play a role in the quicker transition of family firms into entrepreneurial entities once they are given financing A study published by the United Nations University suggests that both women and men in India’s informal sector are equally smart in expanding their family firms to entrepreneurial entities … Continue reading Women entrepreneurs in India’s informal sector are as smart as men

Chennai-Born, US-Based, Harvard-Educated Brothers Plan Global Launch of Blood Clot Removal Device Named Clear

Vallabh Janardhan, 46, neurologist, and Vikram Janardhan, 49, electrical engineer, are co-founders of Insera Therapeutics Inc. Their flagship device is named CLEAR, acronym for Cyclical, Luminal, Evacuation, Aspiration and Retrieval, an iPad app-operated vacuum system that sucks out blood clots in the brain, lungs and elsewhere with a success rate of around 80 per cent … Continue reading Chennai-Born, US-Based, Harvard-Educated Brothers Plan Global Launch of Blood Clot Removal Device Named Clear

‘MGB strike rate in Bihar was of a Test match while the Assembly election was 20-20 cricket’

CPI(ML) Liberation chief Dipankar Bhattacharya says Congress was overstretched, should have contested 40, not 70 seats, in state Assembly elections CPI (ML) Liberation General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation, or CPI(ML) Liberation, also called the Liberation group, which won 12 of the 19 seats it contested in the fiercely fought Bihar … Continue reading ‘MGB strike rate in Bihar was of a Test match while the Assembly election was 20-20 cricket’

What the Next US President Should Learn from David Attenborough

David Attenborough (Photo Courtesy: circularonline.co.uk) The documentary, A Life on Our Planet, is the 94-year-old naturalist’s witness statement and his vision for saving the human race A day after the US officially pulled out of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change on November 4, Joe Biden, despite the tension that had built around him … Continue reading What the Next US President Should Learn from David Attenborough

New Minister Priyanca Radhakrishnan is the First to Speak in Malayalam in New Zealand’s Parliament

Priyanca Radhakrishnan, the 41-year-old, Chennai-born, Singapore-bred New Zealand politician of Kerala-origin who was named a minister on November 2 in the Jacinda Ardern-led government in that country, is the first person to ever speak in Malayalam in the island nation’s Parliament. “Ella suhrithukkalkum ente sneham niranja ashamsakal. Ellavarkum ente nanni areekyunnu (My best wishes to all … Continue reading New Minister Priyanca Radhakrishnan is the First to Speak in Malayalam in New Zealand’s Parliament

The Tide is Shifting Away From Male Supremacy in Movies, Says Actor Parvathy

Parvathy is done with the whataboutery of the Kerala film industry. The straightshooting actor shares her hopes and frustrations with Ullekh NP Parvathy (Photo Courtesy: Aum Thiruvoth) PARVATHY THIRUVOTHU, popularly known by her screen name Parvathy, is an outspoken and well-read feminist known for her roles in multiple south Indian languages and in Bollywood where … Continue reading The Tide is Shifting Away From Male Supremacy in Movies, Says Actor Parvathy