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Your Digital Future Is Being Built In The Lab

Your Digital Future Is Being Built In The Lab

Twenty five years from now, the Autonomous Intelligence and deep learning created world, which is being shaped in the labs as we speak, will be one that is no longer limited by our imagination. If you can dream it, you can achieve it, we were told. Now the machines...
When Love is Theratti Paal Sweet!

When Love is Theratti Paal Sweet!

“Do you remember?” started an aunt, “how he stuck his hand in the theratti paal * container when the lights went out during Krishna Jayanthi?” *Theratti paal refers to a heady Indian sweet made of condensed milk, ghee and cardamom *Krishna Jayanthi– Lord Krishna’s...
Vajpayee: Poet-Politician-Patriot

Vajpayee: Poet-Politician-Patriot

  India has lost one of the finest politicians of our times. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was not only an accomplished parliamentarian, an impressive orator, an ardent nationalist and a proud patriot – he was also a sensitive poet and a sincere friend. He befriended his...
The Atlantic Charter is Dead-Long Live the Charter!

The Atlantic Charter is Dead-Long Live the Charter!

The question every political thinker and retired politician seems to be wrestling with: Is the world order crumbling? The catalyst for this question is the dismantling spree that Donald Trump is on. His own motivation is to bring the concept of the “Greatness of...
Tinder Has Changed the Mating Game

Tinder Has Changed the Mating Game

Go into any bar in New York City or San Francisco (or, increasingly, Mumbai and Delhi) popular with the younger crowd and you will find a curious transformation. The majority of the patrons spend at least as much time checking their phones as they do checking out...
Force Facebook to Shut Down WhatsApp

Force Facebook to Shut Down WhatsApp

Defects in the design of Facebook’s WhatsApp platform may have led to as many as two dozen people losing their lives in India. With its communications encrypted end-to-end, there is no way for anyone to moderate posts; so WhatsApp has become “an unfiltered platform...