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What India can learn from Nepal

With large parts of a small country flattened by an earthquake, Nepal once again comes across in Indian eyes as a small country that can get by only with a little help from friends.<p>Nepal is this conflict-ridden poor country that hasn’t been able to frame a new Constitution for eight years now, has …

India

Adult laws will cover 16-18 year olds

A controversial Bill that provides for trying juveniles aged between 16 and 18 years for heinous crimes under laws for adults was cleared by the Lok …

Lok Sabha

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

The Books All Your Cool Friends Are Reading

Don't be left out of those brunch convos.<p>You know when your friends bring up a book and suddenly the whole table is like "I hated him too!" and "Wasn't that crazy?!" and "Oh I disagree—I think the ending was so trite" and you end up being the person just waiting for the conversation to be over? …

38 Beautifully Heartbreaking Quotes From Literature

"Always." —J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows<p>1. "For Beatrice, when we first met, I was lonely, and you were pretty. Now I am pretty lonely."<p>—Lemony Snicket, <i>A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope</i><p>2. "So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

Advances in nutrition: myth or reality?

Since 2005-06, the date of the last nationwide government survey of nutrition, the story has been one of a curse, a national shame and a disconnect. …

India

India clears $8 billion warships project to counter Chinese navy

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The government has cleared a $8 billion plan to build India’s most advanced warships, defence sources said, just months after ordering new submarines to close the gap with the Chinese navy in the Indian Ocean.<p>An Indian navy serviceman walks down the gangplank of the newly …

How to Build in India

If there's one thing holding back India’s economic growth, it's the country’s massive infrastructure deficit. The lack of good roads, bridges and …

Economics

Apple’s electric car plans

It looks like Apple is working on an electric, possibly autonomous automobile. Numerous publications have reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook started the project about a year ago, which followed a M&A meeting with Tesla’s Elon Musk in the Spring of 2013.<p>We must remember that Apple has many R&D …