Vikas Sharma

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The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Piranhas in the Godavari: How invasive species are wreaking havoc

One day in December 2012, a boy and his father made their way from Mylapore’s famous Kapaleeswarar temple to the temple tank across the road.<p>The …

China’s Shadow Currency

China’s economy is straining to keep up a semblance of its former growth rate. The surest sign is the way a shadow market in bank paper has evolved …

Top 10 Password Crackers

1. Cain and Abel : The top password recovery tool for Windows<p>UNIX users often smugly assert that the best free security tools support their platform …

Indian Foreign Policy: No Intervention Please

As India continues its rise as a regional and global power, many academics are calling for a shift in its non-committal foreign policy. India is at a …

Israel asks P5+1 to address military dimension of Iran nuclear program

As opposed to the last two rounds of talks in Geneva, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and senior members of his government have been keeping their …

South Asia

India’s ASEAN Defense Sales Effort

In late October, India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and its domestic industrial partners exhibited a range of military …

A Map Of Winds All Over The World

See high-speed winds and cyclones over the sea.<p>Aeolus, is that you? This is a map of winds on Earth, created from a mathematical model made by NASA. Scientists ran a complete simulation using the model, representing the movement of winds and other atmospheric phenomena on Earth from May 2005 to May …

China Tests New Stealth Drone

The unmanned craft flew for 20 minutes, according to state-run media.<p>Yesterday, China's new stealth drone flew for the first time, according to Chinese state media. The drone is an unmanned flying wedge, similar to American flying wedges like the RQ-170 and the U.S. Navy's experimental X-47B. It …

China's Third Plenum and India's 'Dictator Envy'

“Dictator envy” isn’t a pretty phrase, but it’s one that is helpful in describing what more than a few Indians might feel when they look to Beijing’s …

Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude for IAS preparation

Important Questions for MAINS 2013 Part-1<br>1. Salient features of rock-cut architecture<br>2. What do you mean by trade deficit and BoP crisis? What are …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history • NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows …