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  • newChanging nuclear environment demands flexibility in India’s Nuclear Doctrine of NFU
    The recent statement of our defence minister that the future circumstances would decide the applicability or non-applicability of “No First Use” (NFU) of nuclear weapons was propelled by the rapidly changing India’s nuclear environment. A...
    - 3 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 12:26pm -
  • newVikram’s quiet because it can’t talk! But Isro?
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), easily India’s flag-bearer of research and cutting-edge technologies, hasn’t had a dearth of two things: Success, and goodwill. The goodwill it enjoys comes from all the successful missions it...
    - 7 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 7:59am -
  • newThe Toxic Trap – Part 3 of 3
    In Part 1 and 2 of the TOI Blog ‘The Toxic Trap’, you have seen that as per Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Love & Belonging are intrinsic elements of human behaviour and to want this...
    - 8 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 7:00am -
  • newWhy are we obsessed with psychological thrillers?
    A compulsive need to examine broken behaviour patterns and take an adrenaline ride through the twists and turns of crime fiction fascinates us all with the genre! Psychological thrillers and crime fiction have become the...
    - 9 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 6:30am -
  • newI’m right and you’re wrong!
    We know we aren’t perfect. We may have Google, but we aren’t Google. We may feel we can see things clearly, but the truth is we are blinded by our perspective. The most damaging thing...
    - 12 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 3:00am -
  • newDon’t cry over the moon, there are other worlds to conquer
    Come on, everyone… Chandrayaan-2 is a huge achievement! HUGE! I fail to understand all the hand-wringing and rona-dhona about the last minute glitch which saw a billion Indian hearts stop momentarily as lander Vikram went...
    - 13 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 2:00am -
  • newToo many taxes, anti-rich mindset need to go for economy to be back on its feet
    The economy is in bad shape. There is no more debate about it. With a second innings of a super-stable government, we should be looking at a double-digit GDP growth by now. Instead, we are...
    - 14 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 1:00am -
  • newHeavy fines a way, but crush apathy for road safety
    The Modi government recently amended the Motor Vehicles Act, sharply increasing (up to 10 times) penalties for traffic offences to try and halve deaths and injuries from road accidents by 2020. India has among the...
    - 14 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 1:00am -
  • newA small Ahmedabad initiative holds out a different unity model
    A few days ago, a cobbler called Ashok Parmar opened a chappal shop in Ahmedabad, called Ekta (Unity). It was inaugurated by a tailor named Qutubuddin Ansari. Nearly two decades ago, these two men were...
    - 14 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 1:00am -
  • newCDS selection: Government must follow transparent process
    There has been intense debate on the proposed chief of defence staff (CDS) and its essential corollary, theatre commands. It is well known that Air Force has been vehemently opposed to the very ideas of...
    - 15 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 12:20am -
  • newWhatever exists in this universe is connected with an imperceptible cord
    “Take this”, mommy gave me a pearl ring in silver and I wore the little white moon on my pinky finger. I can’t vouch for the composure that was intended from wearing it but for...
    - 23 hours ago, 14 Sep 19, 4:12pm -
  • The Toxic Trap – Part 2 of 3
    In Part 1 of ‘The Toxic Trap TOI Blog’ you have seen that Maslow’s correlation is sometimes, intentionally misused by those that claim to love you and care for you. Your needing the motivation from...
    - 1 day ago, 14 Sep 19, 7:00am -
  • ‘The people should decide’
    It was still pouring as we stepped out of the car at Puthumala a week ago. Underneath the sludge and debris, which flowed like a brown zigzag patch from the plantation estate, 70 homes were...
    - 1 day ago, 14 Sep 19, 7:00am -
  • Big men, small world
    When he was in Class IX in a private school in Kochi, Sudheer Nath attended a camp where there was a session by wellknown cartoonist Nathan (Somanathan K Nair). At the end of the workshop,...
    - 1 day ago, 14 Sep 19, 7:00am -
  • Murali’s little red book
    Temporarily out of jail on bail, Murali Kannampilly is now in Kerala. A sprightly 66, he is hyperactive and obviously has so many things to do in his home state and with so little time...
    - 1 day ago, 14 Sep 19, 7:00am -
  • With the nullification of Article 370 and Article 35A, a historical blunder is corrected in Jammu and Kashmir
    The partial abrogation of Article 370 and nullifying the ill effects of Article 35A required a steely resolve and a firm political will which was absent for the past 72 years. Due to the ill...
    - 2 days ago, 14 Sep 19, 2:00am -
  • Mobs on the march: Lynch gangs are getting out of hand
    The spate of lynchings across the country since early August, most of them following child-lifting rumours, calls for urgent attention from state governments. Mob vigilantism signals scant respect for the law enforcement machinery. Even police...
    - 2 days ago, 14 Sep 19, 2:00am -
  • Tears of Sivan: A man openly crying is an achievement too
    One of the defining images of the week that went by was that of Isro chief K Sivan breaking down in tears, as the prime minister consoled him. While many Indians were invested in the...
    - 2 days ago, 14 Sep 19, 2:00am -
  • From pursuit for more, to pursuit for less
    By Deepak M Ranade Life is always a pursuit – the pursuit of wealth, success, fame, fortune and pleasure, for instance. Undisciplined pursuit refers to the different means adopted in the course of this fulfilling...
    - 2 days ago, 14 Sep 19, 2:00am -
  • Europe’s geopolitical shift: Its thaw with Russia holds out hope for a world not dominated by US and China
    The exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine earlier this week is a signal, albeit faint, that the European geopolitical tectonic plates are also shifting, along with those in Asia. This has consequences for India....
    - 2 days ago, 14 Sep 19, 2:00am -

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  • India sets globally aligned national standard for bulletproof vests as companies sell to over 100 countries

    India sets globally aligned national standard for bulletproof vests as companies sell to over 100 countries

    There is another first by India.  In the field of bulletproof vests.  The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) says that India is now the fourth country in the world after US, UK, and Germany to have its own standard for Bullet-proof jackets.  These jackets provide 360-degree protection. These jackets, which are aligned to the internationalThe post India sets globally aligned national standard for bulletproof vests as companies sell to over 100 countries appeared first on Drishtikone.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 7:21pm -
  • Arctic Glaciers are shrinking by as much as 300 meters a year!

    Arctic Glaciers are shrinking by as much as 300 meters a year!

    The Arctic is warming up faster than any other place on Earth. Scientists from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) near Oban have found how fast the Arctic glaciers are disappearing.  Their studies have focused on the west of the Svalbard archipelago in the Norwegian Arctic and they have been studying the area’s glaciersThe post Arctic Glaciers are shrinking by as much as 300 meters a year! appeared first on Drishtikone.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 4:40pm -
  • Opioid use disorder – Crisis, Addiction and Impact on the Brain

    Opioid use disorder – Crisis, Addiction and Impact on the Brain

    Opioid use disorder (OUD) is now a national crisis in the US.  Actually, the way it is growing and the almost natural progression the process has from medical dependence to non-medical addiction, it is taking on the shape of an epidemic! Impact in terms of lives lost to Opioid Addiction More deaths have occurred dueThe post Opioid use disorder – Crisis, Addiction and Impact on the Brain appeared first on Drishtikone.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 7:46am -
  • Truck in Kathua Seized with Arms and Ammunition!

    Truck in Kathua Seized with Arms and Ammunition!

    Today due to quick action by the J&K police, a major attack by Pakistani Jihadis was averted.  A truck carrying arms and ammunition has been recovered in Kathua. Six AK 47s and Rs 4.5 lakh have been seized from the vehicle. “Three people have been arrested, interrogation is underway, the three are affiliated to Jaish-e-Mohammad,”The post Truck in Kathua Seized with Arms and Ammunition! appeared first on Drishtikone.
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 4:13pm -
  • CPEC is illegal – says Indian Government!

    CPEC is illegal – says Indian Government!

    IN the first clear stance in decades, the Indian government has called the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project as illegal. India hit back at Pakistan and China both while giving a strong rebuttal there to the Jammu & Kashmir reference. The government reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. CPECThe post CPEC is illegal – says Indian Government! appeared first on Drishtikone.
    - 5 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 4:42pm -
  • 40% of the Pakistani population is mentally and psychologically ill – says Pakistani Psychologist

    40% of the Pakistani population is mentally and psychologically ill – says Pakistani Psychologist

    The total population of Pakistan is about 200 mn.  Now, one of the top Pakistani parapsychologist, hypnotherapist and spiritual healer, Dr. Ayesha Ali says that around 80 million people in Pakistan are mentally imbalanced.  They are suffering from “psychological, neurotic disorder and facing spiritual, physical, mental and emotional illness”. That is 40% of the country’sThe post 40% of the Pakistani population is mentally and psychologically ill – says Pakistani Psychologist appeared…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 4:19pm -
  • How food wastage and meat consumption could devastate food production on Earth!

    How food wastage and meat consumption could devastate food production on Earth!

    There was a time when agriculture was simple and sustainable – read organic – and the process of food consumption and feedback to nature was sustainable.  Farmer grew the crops, which were eaten by humans and farm animals and the feces of both would end up as natural fertilizer for the crops which would growThe post How food wastage and meat consumption could devastate food production on Earth! appeared first on Drishtikone.
    - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 9:44pm -
  • Iran snubs Pakistan as it forcibly removes anti-India banners from Pakistan consulate in Mashhad

    Iran snubs Pakistan as it forcibly removes anti-India banners from Pakistan consulate in Mashhad

    In yet another humiliation, Pakistani establishment shenanigans have been beaten back on foreign soil. In a rather in-your-face move, Pakistani consulate in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad, had put up anti-India banners on its walls outside. These anti-India banners came up on the so-called “Kashmir Solidarity day”.  The Iranian authorities went there in the deadThe post Iran snubs Pakistan as it forcibly removes anti-India banners from Pakistan consulate in Mashhad appeared first on…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 4:28pm -
  • Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar was in Bahawalpur and not in a Pakistani Jail!

    Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar was in Bahawalpur and not in a Pakistani Jail!

    While the Pakistani authorities have been saying a lot of things about how it is “fighting terror”, the fact is that nothing is happening on the ground in real terms.  Masood Azhar, the head of Jaish-e-Mohammad, who was rumored to be in a Pakistani jail, was really living at his headquarters in Bahawalpur, which isThe post Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar was in Bahawalpur and not in a Pakistani Jail! appeared first on Drishtikone.
    - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 3:50pm -
  • Indian Mission at UN shares informative but shoddy communication in Geneva with the UN Human Rights Chief

    Indian Mission at UN shares informative but shoddy communication in Geneva with the UN Human Rights Chief

    The Permanent Mission of India at UN and other international organizations in Geneva has tweeted an update on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which is worth reading.  I have made some changes to the original language because of how shoddily it was crafted. Medical Facilities: Over 400,000 OPD visits, 35,000 admissions and 11,000 surgeriesThe post Indian Mission at UN shares informative but shoddy communication in Geneva with the UN Human Rights Chief appeared first on Drishtikone.…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 4:23am -

WSJ Real Time India News

  • H-1B and Modi: India Real Time Reveals the Secret Reading Habits of India’s Elite
    India Real Time started in 2010 as the first attempt by a global newspaper to offer a news product for Indian readers through the internet. Seven years and crores of clicks later, The Wall Street Journal is winding down the successful blog. We will continue to offer the content Indian readers want through the more popular paths of distribution: WSJ subscriptions, apps and social media.
    - 3 Jul 17, 8:30am -
  • WSJ Live Chat: Apple’s Big India Gamble
    The WSJ's South Asia Deputy Bureau Chief Eric Bellman and reporter Newley Purnell will be live on Facebook at 9 a.m. India time Tuesday (9:30 p.m ET Monday) discussing Apple's next big move to conquer a booming market.
    - 23 Jun 17, 2:29pm -
  • WSJ Live Chat: How Might Trump Target the H-1B Skilled-Worker Visa Program?
    The WSJ's South Asia Deputy Bureau Chief Eric Bellman and reporter Newley Purnell will be live on Facebook at 9 a.m. India time Friday (10:30 p.m. ET Thursday) to discuss potential new restrictions and take your questions.
    - 9 Mar 17, 11:33am -
  • 5 Things Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Said About India
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said India has ‘entrepreneurial energy,’ and that he hopes his company can harness India’s move to make its vast biometric database available to app developers. In Bangalore Monday, Mr. Nadella said he wanted Indians to be able to access Microsoft products using their Aadhar ID cards, and that his company was teaming up with Flipkart, India's rival to Amazon.Here are five things Mr. Nadella said about India at a Microsoft event for startups in the tech hub…
    - 21 Feb 17, 6:27pm -
  • Why Is India Letting App Developers Use its Biometric Database? – The Short Answer
    India's government is allowing app developers to use its biometric database of more than a billion citizens as part of an initiative called "India Stack." Here is the short answer on how the program will work.
    - 20 Feb 17, 2:17pm -
  • WSJ Live Chat: Has Narendra Modi’s Controversial Cash Crackdown Helped or Hurt India’s Financial Inclusion Drive?
    WSJ's South Asia Deputy Bureau Chief Eric Bellman and Financial Inclusion Project Editor Elva Darnell will be live on Facebook at 9 a.m. India time Friday (10:30 p.m ET Thursday) to discuss the story and take questions.
    - 16 Feb 17, 3:11pm -
  • See Amazing Photos of India’s Record-Breaking Launch of 104 Satellites
    India's space agency on Wednesday broke a world record by launching 104 satellites from a single rocket. These photos show the moment the Indian Space Research Organization's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle released the satellites.
    - 16 Feb 17, 2:23pm -