The Quest for Immortality and the War on Death

LENNY ABRAMOV, A CHARACTER from novelist Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story, declares in his diary that he is never going to die. Why? Because he thinks the technology for it is almost here. ‘As the Life Lovers Outreach Coordinator (Grade G) of the Post-Human Services division of the Saatling-Wapachung Corporation, I will be the … Continue reading The Quest for Immortality and the War on Death

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“All Aadhaar-enabled Services Are Prone to Cyber Attacks”

SANDEEP SHUKLA IS the Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair Professor at IIT Kanpur. Along with his colleague Professor Manindra Agrawal, he set up the interdisciplinary Centre for Cybersecurity and Cyber Defence of Critical Infrastructure at the institute, which is shortly expected to launch India’s first industrial-scale cyber security test bed for power and manufacturing equipment. … Continue reading “All Aadhaar-enabled Services Are Prone to Cyber Attacks”

Why the Politicisation of the Indian Military is Bad News for India

ONE FREEZING AFTERNOON in September 2015, I was fortunate enough to dine at the warm officers’ mess at Siachen base camp, one of the highest and most famous war zones in the world, where a lunch- time chat that started with Kashmiri cuisine drifted to books by Myra McDonald and Nitin Gokhale and then to … Continue reading Why the Politicisation of the Indian Military is Bad News for India

What Jobs Will Trend in the Future? Industry Experts Share Insights

JAMES JOSEPH, FORMER director at Microsoft India, left the fast-changing world of IT in his prime some years ago after winning a global in-house award of the world’s largest software maker by revenue, to become a food entrepreneur. “One has to re-train and adapt constantly to gain from the rapid growth of the industry,” notes … Continue reading What Jobs Will Trend in the Future? Industry Experts Share Insights