Opinion  /  Published 21.10.20

In memoriam: Remembering is never easy

The perfectly normal process of getting to know another person is something each one of us has done hundreds, if not thousands, of times in our life, and a lot of it has to do with trying to discover ...
By Samantak Das in

Opinion  /  Published 08.10.20

Democracy’s future: Gods versus robots

Whatever be the final outcome of the presidential elections in the United States of America, thinkers all over the world are seriously worried about the future of democracy, at least the kind of democ...
By G.N. Devy in

India  /  Published 30.08.20

Unlikely pals — and outcome

Daya seems to have lost his memory, from whatever cause, by the late 1980s. The man from the Saora tribal community lived in a shack in the forests of Ziro Valley in Lower Subansiri district, keeping ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Science Tech  /  Published 17.08.20

When computers remember.

Memory is always considered secondary to logic. The supremacy of the pure logic of machines over random, unpruned memories of the human mind has been an enduring conviction. We aspire towards machine-...
By Udayan Ganguly in

Opinion  /  Published 03.11.19

The cloth and the tailored cut of it

There used to be, in the era of NothingHappened, a thing, or shall we say, a concoction. It was called Incrementin — don’t want to use the real name folks, for fear that it may be construed as adv...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

India  /  Published 23.06.19

EVM components missing from safe rooms in MP districts

Latest inspections have found that Ballot Unit (BU) and Detachable Memory Module (DMM), which act as key components of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), are missing from safe rooms in a few district...
By PTI in Bhopal

Books  /  Published 08.11.18

Up, close and personal with civil servants

The inspiration for the book is supposed to have come from the exhortation of the present prime minister on Civil Services Day, 2015 to preserve the invaluable “anubhav (experience)” of those who ...
By Tuktuk Ghosh in

Health  /  Published 27.08.19

Weight lifting boosts memory

Weight training may have benefits for brain health, at least in rats. When rats lift weights, they gain strength and also change the cellular environment inside their brains, improving their ability t...
By Gretchen Reynolds / NYTNS in

Books  /  Published 15.02.19

Can ancient lore guide us on climate change?

The world would not have been possible without stories. These tales, remnants of an oral tradition that preceded the written word, ought to be looked at as a reliable compass to map geological upheava...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Health  /  Published 23.01.19

No multi magic

Nowadays, it is difficult to concentrate on a single job. There is always that phone call to attend, WhatsApp message to check or email to answer. Not to forget, the new assignments that keep appearin...
By Sujata Mukherjee in


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