Dictionary.com’s new definitions help create a better world

Language doesn’t just help us communicate, it is an important part of how we understand the world. The definitions that are given to words affect how we perceive them and popular phases show social attitudes and shape our understanding of the world. As social norms change, language needs to as well and the lexicographers at […]

Full text of PM Modi’s speech at US-India Strategic Partnership Forum

Friends, for challenges in India, you have a Government that believes in delivering results. A government for which Ease of living is as important as the Ease of doing business. You are looking at a young country with 65 percent population less than 35 years old. You are looking at an aspirational country that has […]

International workshop discusses post-COVID-19 ASEAN

Hanoi (VNA) – Scientists and experts from Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, India, and elsewhere joined a workshop entitled “The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) after the COVID-19 pandemic” in Hanoi on September 8. Participants focused discussions on a range of matters, including the pandemic in Southeast Asia and its impact, ASEAN’s response, changes in the […]

India needs to adapt to the world of tomorrow

The draconian lockdown imposed by the PM with a few hours’ short notice in March has turned out to be an extraordinarily blunt instrument — probably the bluntest instrument that has ever been used in the history of public policy, perhaps, ever in the history of humankind. And its collateral damage, as we know now, […]

Charting India’s pathway to the big leagues

Even as India struggles to reform these conditions, it has focused more resolutely on expanded distribution rather than growth. To attack inequality, the Indian state has tried to provide the disadvantaged segments of its population with subsidised food, medical services, electricity, and cooking fuel. These are commendable initiatives, but they ultimately must be paid for […]

China invokes 1962 war to put India on a defensive. It won’t work | Analysis

It is the same mindset that made PLA transgress the Finger 4 mountainous spur on the north banks of Pangong Tso as well as breach the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Galwan. The Chinese hubris, however, took a hit at both Galwan as well as on both banks of the lake, with the Indian […]

India conducts 1.33 crore COVID-19 tests in last 2 weeks, total crosses 4.95 crore

“India is one of the few countries that have reported very high numbers of daily testing. The daily testing capacity has crossed 11.70 lakh. As a result of the country-wide ramped up testing, 1,33,33,904 tests were conducted in the last two weeks alone,” said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

On World Suicide Prevention Day, celebs bring the focus on mental health

Stressing on the fact that anyone at any point in time can develop symptoms of mental disorders, actor Jasmin Bhasin says, “There is no timeline for depression. It can happen with anyone and also we need to realise that these thoughts kind of build-up. But under no circumstance should you make yourself feel that you […]

India Committed to Winning Wars With ‘Indigenous Solutions’, Says Chief of Defence Staff General

“Corporatisation including public listing of some units would be a way forward to ensure a more efficient interface. The factories would then be better integrated into a larger defence manufacturing ecological system,” he suggested. Over 80,000 civilian workers of India’s 41 ordnance factories announced plans to go on an indefinite strike in July to protest […]

‘People of India’, a photo book project launched

The title ‘People of India’ has been used twice before 1947 for two publications on photography. John Forbes Watson and John William Kaye compiled an eight-volume study entitled The People of India between 1868 and 1875. The books contained over 400 photographs of the native castes and tribes of India. The agenda was to understand […]