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High time to legalise prostitution

Published on 04-Mar-2015
For the last sixty years, sex workers have lived under an ambiguous law that neither prohibits nor permits sex work.  Reuters file photo

For the last sixty years, sex workers have lived under an ambiguous law that neither prohibits nor permits sex work.

For Israel and US, Iran turns a chasm

Published on 04-Mar-2015
ROCKY RELATIONSHIP: Obama says the US will do whatever it takes to

Over six years of bitter disagreements about how to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat, US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of...

Use of statistics in politics not new in India

Published on 04-Mar-2015

Political debates in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were generously sprinkled with the likes of monthly per capita expenditure, poverty, crime, growth...

Fitness apps, the new virtual trainers

Published on 04-Mar-2015

Activity trackers. Calorie counters. Phones with heart monitors. Technology companies are clearly fascinated with fitness and health these days. As technology starts pushing us to...

Three years on, poor law and order still haunts Akhilesh

Published on 04-Mar-2015
Akhilesh Yadav

When Akhilesh Yadav assumed the reigns of Uttar Pradesh after a landslide victory in the 2012 Assembly polls, he had sought a few months to...

Google vs Apple: Fight for the dashboard

Published on 03-Mar-2015
NEXT-GENNAVIGATION: AndrewBrenner, of Google's Android Auto Programme, said it tried to minimise distraction during tasks people frequently dowhile driving, while also deciding what should be prevented in the car altogether. NYT

When Google hosted a boot camp in Mountain View, California, this month for its Android operating system, there were some new faces in the room:...

Entry of worthless patents under proposed IPR regime?

Published on 03-Mar-2015

The draft National Intellectual Property Rights Policy developed by an IPR think tank set up by the Union government has been put on the website...

Despite steep prices, private jets fly high

Published on 03-Mar-2015
The ride-hailing of private jets is one of a host of newventures that are seeking to upend the private-jet market by capitalising on advancing technology and rising dissatisfaction with commercial airlines.

Aaron Smart flies two or three times a week and prefers private jets, but he doesn't own a plane. He has a smartphone for that....

Jamsetji Tata: A visionary

Published on 03-Mar-2015
Today is the 175th birth anniversary of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, founder of IISc and the Tata Group.

The basic precept of Zoroastrianism is the maxim: Humata, Hukhta, Hvarshta, which means "up to the end of my life, I will adhere in my...

Indonesia's madrasas of moderation

Published on 02-Mar-2015
reinforcing values: Students praying at an Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra. Almost three-quarters of Indonesia's many pesantren teach secular subjects like science and history along with classical Islamic texts and vocational courses in agriculture. nyt

The silhouette of the large mosque, brick-like but for a bulbous dome, looked blurry in the downpour...

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Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the inauguration of Emerging Manufacturing Entrepreneurs Resource Gro

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the inauguration of Emerging Manufacturing Entrepreneurs Resource Gro

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meeting with a delegation of various Bar Associations of Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meeting with a delegation of various Bar Associations of Delhi

BJP MP Jagadambika Pal celebrates Holi with TMC member Saugata Roy at Parliament

BJP MP Jagadambika Pal celebrates Holi with TMC member Saugata Roy at Parliament

A widow daubed in colours dances in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation

A widow daubed in colours dances in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation

Students of a gurukul take a water conservation pledge and also pay tribute to swine flu victims

Students of a gurukul take a water conservation pledge and also pay tribute to swine flu victims

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu celebrates holi with traditional artistes

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu celebrates holi with traditional artistes

Ireland's George Dockrell is bowled for 25 runs by South Africa's Morne Morkel to end their Cricket

Ireland's George Dockrell is bowled for 25 runs by South Africa's Morne Morkel to end their Cricket

The debris is being cleared after landslides on Jammu-Srinagar Jammu National Highway

The debris is being cleared after landslides on Jammu-Srinagar Jammu National Highway

Artist staged a play Visa Nirikshaneyelliddaga at the inauguration of Dalita Natakotsava

Artist staged a play Visa Nirikshaneyelliddaga at the inauguration of Dalita Natakotsava

Badly damaged road in Bengaluru

Badly damaged road in Bengaluru

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