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What MIT Is Learning About Online Courses and Working from Home

“Virtual work” is increasingly just “work” for most of us – whether we’re dialing into a conference call with our branch offices in London and New York, or VPN-ing in from home to catch up with work after-hours, remote work is the new normal. But as Peter Hirst, director of the executive education …

Learning

India's foreign exchange reserves down by US $97.9 million to US $322 billion

India's foreign exchange reserves declined marginally by US $97.9 million to US $322.037 billion in the week to January 23, RBI said on Friday. In …

Kiran Bedi Missing From Posters as BJP's Big Guns Campaign for Delhi Polls

The BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi is missing from posters and some election speeches as the party changes the pitch of its campaign in …

The Surprising Secret of India’s Success Could Be its Brain Drain

By<p>Eric Bellman<p>Eric Bellman<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EricBellmanWSJ<p>Eric.Bellman@wsj.com<p>For decades, developing country governments have struggled with what is called the “brain drain.” They spend precious funds backing their best and brightest, only to see them take their talents to a rich …

India

In India, a marathoner finishes with a new outlook on Mumbai

Popular Bollywood beats blared from my iPod, drowning out the pounding of my heart. As I walked to the start line of the marathon, I was already drenched with sweat.<p>I realized this was the farthest I'd walked in Mumbai, a city of 13 million without hailing a taxi.<p>Yet here I was, about to run 26.2 …

India finally decided to measure its economy properly—and GDP growth soared

This morning, India’s GDP growth for the 2013-14 financial year was 4.7%.<p>By evening, it had suddenly jumped to 6.9%.<p>What gives?<p>What happened is that the Indian government decided to change the way it measures economic output. To be precise, it’s a “base year” revision (pdf), where statisticians …

Economics

England to meet Australia in Tri-Series final after beating India by three wickets

England have sealed their place in the Tri-Series final against Australia after beating India by three wickets in Perth.<p>India set a target of 200 …

Ducati Starts Importing Bikes In India, Launch Soon

<i>Ducati’s first dealership in the country is coming up in Gurgaon with the launch expected in the following weeks.</i><p>After making a disappointing exit in …

Motorcycles

‘Relations between India, US and China not a zero sum game’: Global Times editor-in-chief

Hu Xijin is the editor-in-chief of the Communist Party-run mouthpiece, Global Times, in Beijing. During the Obama visit, the paper urged Delhi not to …

Why British people are looking for ancestors in India decades after the Raj ended

It's a national obsession.<p>In the middle of 2013, an odd piece of news hit the international pages of Indian newspapers. DNA-testing showed that …

India

Five (Literally) Moving Pieces at the India Art Fair

By<p>Suryatapa Bhattacharya<p>Suryatapa Bhattacharya<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@SuryatapaB<p>Google+<p>Suryatapa.Bhattacharya@wsj.com<p>The India Art Fair, now in its seventh edition, kicked off Thursday with hundreds of Indian and international artworks throughout 85 pop-up galleries at a sprawling …

Sacred steps in India's Western Ghats

Mud-walled villages, temple ruins, hilltop forts, astounding landforms – although just outside Mumbai, the Western Ghats of northern Maharashtra …

National Parks

Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him

The suit said it all. As global fashion mavens know by now, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Obama in New Delhi this week, the broad-chested 64-year-old Indian leader wore a navy blue suit with his name stitched into the wool over and over in gold pinstripes.<p>Indians called it either …

India

Hindu domination fears after India calls for debate on banning the word 'secular' and 'socialist'

To remove the word 'secular' from the constitution would be a "dangerous move", says Shaheed Siddiqui, a Muslim leader and former socialist MP from Uttar Pradesh<p>Fears among minorities of Hindu domination have been revived after the Indian government called for a debate on whether it should abandon …

Timeline shows the potential future of Russia's next-gen fighter jet

Here's the potential timeline for Russia's T-50 PAK-FA, the fifth generation multirole fighter that will get the designation Su-50once it gets into …

India's ambitious optical fiber broadband network to bridge digital divide in rural areas | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 30.01.2015

Idukki was once an inaccessible, large tribal district in the southern Indian state of Kerala. But that's a thing of the past. Idukki was the first …

Smart Cities

The 'luckiest girl in India': Meet the children's rights activist, 14, who hugged Michelle Obama and was praised for her work – but still refused the First Lady's gift

• <b>Payal Jangid</b> <b>is the leader of the child parliament in her Indian village</b>• <b><br>But she had no idea how significant her meeting with Michelle Obama was</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

Skeletons discovered in Indian police building

Sacks containing dismembered skulls and bones found in an unused room of an Indian police building<p>Opposition leaders in <b>India</b> have demanded an investigation after 100 human skeletons were found in a police store room.<p>Sacks containing dismembered skulls and bones were found by decorators who looked …

Vladimir Putin enemy 'outs' president's mystery daughter

President is so secretive about his family that most Russians have no idea what his daughters look like<p>One of Vladimir Putin's main opponents may have broken a taboo by publishing what he says is the pseudonym used by one the Russian president's daughters to stay out of the spotlight.<p>Putin has made …

The End of Console Competition and the New Game Development Era in China

The price of the Xbox One, which was released in China in September 2014, got slashed recently in an effort to preempt demand for the globally dominant PlayStation 4 (PS4), which has yet to launch in China due to an unexplained delay. But thanks to some corporate restructuring, once the PS4 does …

gamehardware

We will not co-operate with the troika, says Greek finance minister

Yanis Varoufakis calls Greece's troika of international lenders - the EU, IMF and ECB - 'a rottenly constructed committee'<p>Greek bond yields spiked on Friday after the country’s finance minister said the new Left-wing government would not co-operate with international creditors.<p>Yanis Varoufakis, who …