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9 big reasons not to invest in real estate

Photo: Amlan Mathur/ Shutterstock.com Buy land, they’re not making it anymore. – Mark Twain Human beings have felt the allure of land since time immemorial. Families, regions, nations and civilizations have gone to war in order to claim land or protect it. Alexander, Caesar, Ashoka, Hitler – to name just a few historical figures – held land to be synonymous with ... Read More »

We need to focus on the ‘why’ of technology in a ‘why not?’ world

Technology has become a part of every aspect of our lives, even in the places we least expect. The grocery store has a mobile app. The local bank has a chatbot. Strollers in the mall have touchscreens. The checkout counter is DIY. The parking lot has a security robot. Are any of these things bad? No. But how many of them are necessary? ... Read More »

Not obliged to elicit views of finance panel: CoA

CoA has revealed that a panel like the finance committee won’t exist post the adoption of new draft constitution. © AFP The Committee of Administrators (CoA), on Saturday (September 16), reminded BCCI that the innings of some board officials would be over when the newly-drafted constitution is approved by the Supreme Court. In a strongly worded letter to BCCI office-bearers, ... Read More »

Higher education needs autonomy for excellence, not more regulation

In this age of information and technology, complete information is available on social and digital media. Students and their parents spend a considerable time in comparing and contrasting institutions in terms of numerous parameters such as infrastructure, curriculum, learning outcomes and placements(Getty Images/iStockphoto) Regulation in education has been introduced since governments in developing countries presume higher education also to be ... Read More »

John Stossel: A cheap internet prescription is not much of a threat to public health

I just got new glasses — without going to an optometrist. It’s another innovation made possible by the internet. Going to an optometrist can be a pain. You have to leave work, get to an optometrist’s office, sit in a waiting room and then pay an average of $95 (in my town). But I got a prescription for just $50 ... Read More »

When it comes to kids and social media, it’s not all bad news

While we often hear about the negative impact social media has on children, the use of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Children use it in a wide variety of ways – some of which are adding value to their lives. There are risks associated with social media use. But it’s also important to understand ... Read More »

IGNOU’s Move to Provide Free Education for Transpeople is Not All Good News

Photo by Daniel LofredoRota via Flickr CC 2.0   We were all cheers when Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in New Delhi introduced a third gender category in its enrollment structure. Mind you, this was in 2012, two years before the Supreme Court officially granted transgenders the third gender status. So yesterday, when IGNOU announced it’s decision to waiver all fees ... Read More »

Tesla Model 3 May Not Come to India in 2017 or 2018

HIGHLIGHTS The India launch of Tesla Model 3 could be delayed Supply chain issues could be a big hurdle 30 percent of its parts need to be locally sourced for sale in India If you were hoping that the electric car revolution would begin in India this year with Tesla’s entry, you may have to wait a little while longer. ... Read More »

Parents like me must fight the education cuts, not pay for them

‘At the junior school my children would have to contend with over £200,000 worth of cuts: equivalent to about six teachers.’ Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA On Saturday I attended my first protest march. The weather was grey and drizzly, my banner, saying “No more cuts” was hastily made the night before and I really wished I had brought a whistle. But ... Read More »

Fidget spinners: Somerset schools split on whether or not to ban gadgets

Schools in Somerset are taking different approaches to a new playground craze – with some deciding to ban fidget spinner gadgets and others seeing them as a possible learning tool. Fidget spinners, cubes and toys are proving popular in shops across the UK. Adults and children claim playing with them can relieve stress and improve concentration. Children with ADHD can ... Read More »