Avnish Tripathi

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Brexit, the US, China and the future of global trade

Some years ago, the distinguished economist Richard Baldwin said: “Regional trade liberalisation sweeps the globe like wildfire”. He was right. …

Our brains sometimes create 'false memories'

Have you ever had an argument because you disagree about the way something happened? You were both there, you saw the same thing, but you remember it …

Harvard

Stress Leads to Bad Decisions. Here’s How to Avoid Them

A senior sales executive I’ll call Daniela was frustrated. She’d been working on delegating more to her team. To her dismay, many were struggling to take on the levels of freedom she’d offered — even though they’d asked for more responsibility. Exasperated, she vented to me, “I thought delegating …

Management

Explained: What Integral Humanism Is And Why India Needs It

Snapshot<p>Why integral humanism is the answer to contemporary political, social, economic and religious challenges.<p>Year-long centenary celebrations of …

Human Rights

The Mother Of All Disruptions

Snapshot<p>Yes, robots are moving to the workplace fast–and yes, that will change things<p>Warning: don’t read too much about the future of jobs in an era …

Artificial Intelligence

Hindutva And Dr Ambedkar

<b>For years, the Left has tried to project Ambedkar as the antithesis of Hindutva. But the truth is that his life, work and philosophy were built on an</b> …

Hinduism

Is this the secret to surviving in a fractured world?

The future of jobs has never been more uncertain. McKinsey Global Institute estimates that half of all jobs could be automated by 2055. Industry-wide …

Education

Life in 2018, as predicted by people in 1918

People in the early 20th century were hopeful about the future innovation might bring. The technology that came out of World War I, and the growing …

Fossil Fuels

India-Sweden tie-up for smart urbanisation

India and Sweden have a long history of partnerships in various areas. Earlier this year, India and Sweden signed a Memorandum of Understanding on …

Sustainability

IMF sees favourable growth in India, urges structural reforms

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Growth prospects for India remain favourable despite a slowdown in the global economy, but the government should speed up structural reforms and relax supply constraints in the energy, mining, and power sectors, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.<p>Workers fasten …

Economics

India will cut carbon emissions: Javadekar

What are India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) on climate change going to look like? This question has been the subject of …

Sustained low inflation necessary for lower cost of funds: RBI

Ahead of the bi-monthly monetary policy review, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Urjit Patel on Thursday said sustained low inflation …

‘Not a celebratory moment for India’

As celebrations broke out in Nepal over the adoption of the new democratic secular Constitution, India responded with an angry statement, pointing to …

Rekindling the disarmament momentum

India today has a unique opportunity to rekindle the global nuclear disarmament momentum, and to kick-start this ambitious but useful project, New …

The perils for Yemen

The bombing of two boats carrying <b>>also Indians</b> off Yemen’s coast by Saudi warplanes this week shows that Riyadh is indiscriminately using air power …

A visionary on water issues

Ramaswamy R. Iyer passed away on September 9 in Delhi after a severe bout of viral fever. The water policy expert, who last held the position of an …

‘Generics to double in five years’

The domestic generic drug market is expected to cross $27.9 billion from the current level of $13.1 billion registering compound annual growth rate …

UK largest G20 investor in India, currently employs 691,000 people

Since 2000, the UK has emerged as the largest G20 investor in India, pumping in $22.2 billion as of March 2015, more than 30 per cent of all …

Old problems mar a new solution

Through 2011-13, dogged investigators from the Justice M. B. Shah Commission on illegal mining toured the rust-red villages, forests and rivers of …

The devil is in the details

Several weeks after the August 3 ‘historic accord’ — since diluted to the status of a ‘framework agreement’ — between Delhi and the National …

Charting a new Asian history

All history is geographically located and influenced. Similarly, all geography is shaped, defined and redefined by history. This is evident not only …

Living on the city’s sidelines

The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014 came into force on May 1, 2014.<p>It was one of the last pieces …

Rupee depreciation helps in inward remittances

The depreciation in the Indian rupee always has a positive impact on the remittances. The country has witnessed 50 to 80 per cent increase in …

The deadly new age war

In late 2006, the U.S Department of Defence detected a major breach in their computer systems leading them to believe that their $337 billion F-35 …

Going all out for neutrino research

Just a few years ago, we witnessed how a national project, the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO), which is to study fundamental particles called …

Who rules cyberspace?

The Internet evokes a deep dilemma of whether ‘to govern or not’. Few things work as well as the Internet does: it’s always on, always obliging, and …

Wholesale price index dips in May

Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation was -2.36 per cent in May, marking the seventh consecutive month in which it has been negative, compared to …

Economics

Rising NPAs put banks in a tight spot

The banking system as a whole has been witnessing higher level of non-performing assets (NPA). With restructured loans turning bad, the problems of …

Food management vital to tackle drought

Since 1976, nine years recorded there has been a more than 10 per cent drop in rainfall over the previous year. However, of these, only two years saw …

Getting the climate story right

In what has been a marathon year for climate talks, negotiators have been meeting for the last two weeks to prepare a ‘2015 Agreement’ to be signed …