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Women on top: Why this Kerala self-help initiative is so much in demand by political parties

The coming local body elections will see 38,268 women candidates as compared to 37,281 men contesting, over 13,100 of whom belong to a single …

India

Gap widening between rural and urban India

While inflation has been slowing both in rural and urban areas of the country, there is a widening difference between the two as rural inflation is …

Missile Man to President: ‘A P J Abdul Kalam drove people to think’

APJ Abdul Kalam with the Indian cricket team.<p>One of the little known facts about former President A P J Abdul Kalam is that he has a medical …

Space Exploration

Gurdaspur attack casts shadow on Indo-Pak peace efforts

The terror attack in Punjab on Monday could deepen the mistrust in Indo-Pakistan relations, which saw signs of reconciliation after Prime Minister …

Pakistan

Graphene heat-transfer riddle unraveled

Researchers have solved the long-standing conundrum of how the boundary between grains of graphene affects heat conductivity in thin films of the …

Nanotech

In the Footsteps of Gandhi

He woke before dawn, as he did every day at the ashram. In the darkness he led a prayer meeting on a patch of ground overlooking the Sabarmati River. Then he was ready. Dressed in a long loincloth, or dhoti, with a shawl around his shoulders, he grasped a bamboo staff and started out the gate. He …

India

Child health fears at the most polluted spot in the world's most polluted city

Delhi’s appalling pollution has prompted fears that millions of youngsters will suffer serious health problems later in life<p>The dusty patch of ground in the centre of the narrow lanes and overcrowded tenements of Anand Vihar Colony is empty. No children play cricket, wrestle or run. Even when …

Human Rights Watch report says torture, interrogation still routine in China

As protesters took over the streets of downtown Hong Kong last fall, police in Beijing swept up people who supported the pro-democracy movement. On October 13, they detained Yu Wensheng, a lawyer with 13 years experience working primarily on corporate civil conflicts.<p>In the 99 days that followed, …

Kepler Mission Data --"Reveals Alien Planet Weather Cycles"

Using sensitive observations from the Kepler space telescope, the researchers have uncovered evidence of daily weather cycles on six extra-solar …

Why smart cities need to get wise to security – and fast

As cities become more connected, their systems – from traffic lights to utilities meters – are increasingly open to hackers, say experts<p>The smart city is an alluring vision of the future, in which civic technology such as traffic lights, smart meters for utilities and public transport could all be …

Hindu population up in US, becomes fourth-largest faith

Fueled by immigration, America's Hindu population has reached 2.23 million, an increase of about one million or 85.8 percent since 2007, making …

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

Why India has failed to halt its epidemic of road-mishap deaths

The country's approach is driver-centric. But roads should be designed to be safe for the most vulnerable user – pedestrians.<p>India has one of the the …

Is India's 100 smart cities project a recipe for social apartheid?

The emergence of hi-tech prototype cities is raising concerns that India’s new urban enclaves will override local laws and use surveillance to keep out the poor<p>In architectural renderings, Gujarat International Financial Tec-City resembles a thicket of glassy blue skyscrapers soaring above the …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Net Neutrality debate: Mobile operators seek level playing field to be 'viable'

Amid raging debate over Net Neutrality, mobile operators said if they are not offered a level playing field with Net-based services such as Skype and …

Who needs Internet.org or Airtel Zero? There are better ways to bridge the digital divide

The debate regarding Indian net neutrality has reached a fever pitch. It has now been accepted, even become an article of faith, that choking, slowing down or boosting internet access in exchange for any consideration (monetary or otherwise) is a clear no-no. Even the telecom companies have come …

Net Neutrality

Fat Burning Foods - More Common Than You Think!

We've all heard it before that fruits and veggies are your typical 'healthy foods', Right? Well I have three foods you are not going to believe will …

11 Quick Solutions to Lose Weight in Fourteen Days

Uncomplicated Solutions to Lose Extra Fat in 2 Weeks<p>1. Keep in mind scale obsession - excess weight really should come off little by little - a 1 / 2 …

Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be an Entrepreneur

Doctor, engineer, and businessman. These were the top three career choices for the children of middle-class families in India when I was young. Doctors earned the most respect; engineers were second-best; business was something you got into if you didn't have the chops to complete a degree.<p>I chose …