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Books to give you hope: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The story of an elderly Cuban fisherman, with little but hope to sustain him through a punishing life, tells a fundamental truth about life<p>Dreamers, they never see the riptide coming. But then who can really blame them? Better to sail an ocean of hope than a sea of despair. Never mind what lies …

Gulf Stream

The plastic plague: Can our oceans be saved from environmental ruin?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has become the stuff of legend. This hotspot of marine waste, created by the spiral currents of the North Pacific Gyre, has been described as a floating trash island the size of Russia.<p>But when filmmaker Jo Ruxton visited the location, she found clear blue …

Pollution

Modi's actions have not matched rhetoric, says Washington

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s victory in the 2014 election had marked a “turning point” in investor sentiment about India, but his government has …

Deterioration in Indian political discourse

Woody Allen once said, “In Beverly Hills, they don’t throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.” While this quote is especially …

India

'If you don't talk, it doesn't work': how sport can help autistic people

“A few years ago, I couldn’t even go out of the house by myself,” says Daniel Mynott. That was before he started getting involved in sport. “Now, I go all over London and the country. I have so many friends I’ve lost count. I even have my own car.”<p>Mynott has autism. A few years ago, when he was 15, …

Autism

Modi government taking serious initiative for welfare of Dalits

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>Most political parties have engaged in politics of symbolism and used the community as vote bank.<p>POLITICS<p>| 6-minute …

India

The Rehabilitation Paradox

Aman is a twenty-three-year-old man with schizophrenia. As a child, he moved to Boston from the Caribbean, settling with his mother in the predominantly African-American section of Dorchester. During his teen-age years, he got into gang fights and was stabbed three different times. In his junior …

Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Repercussions In The Life Of An Opportunistic, Pseudo-Intellectual Jackass

YouTube

Her secret history: I discovered my mother’s digital life after her death

Not long after my mother died in 2014, less than eight months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, my dad and I performed a ritual familiar to anyone who has lost someone they love: we went through her closet to decide what to hold on to. We kept her favorite pieces, like the cozy purple …

General Hospital

At Kolkata's Jadavpur University, fears that the BJP is planning 'another JNU'

Students march to protest campus violence following an unauthorised film screening.<p>As approximately 2,000 students of Kolkata's Jadavpur University …

India

America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny

Democracies end<p>when they are too democratic.<p>And right now, America is a breeding ground for tyranny.<p>Illustration by Zohar Lazar<p>As this dystopian …

Bots, explained

What's the point? Or the business model?<p>While the technology to simulate conversation with a computer has been around for decades, bots — or “chatbots” — are an increasingly trendy model for software.<p>This new obsession came on fast. But why? Where did these bots come from? Who is building them? …

uBeam’s Ultrasound Wireless Charging Is Real, And About To Be Really Funded

What if wireless power at a distance actually worked? It does. uBeam invented a way to wirelessly send energy up to 15 feet away with ultrasound.<p>What if you could slap a wireless charging case on your phone and charge it while you move around or use it? uBeam invented that too. While early uBeam …

3(+3) of the best Website Builders and how to choose the right one for your needs

Website builders — WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, and dozens of others — are popping up <i>everywhere</i>. Some of them claim they’ll let you build a site within minutes. Others claim they provide all the power of Photoshop plus native code <i>combined</i>.<p>Ultimately, these tools all attempt to achieve the same …

One Cable to Rule Them All: USB-C and the New MacBook

In case you were living under a rock yesterday, Apple unveiled a new MacBook. Not a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air (though it’s thinner than either!), just a good old MacBook for the masses.<p>Because it’s so darn thin, Apple had to reduce the number of ports to only two: a headphone jack, and a new USB …