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Mind the generation gap: Brexit vote holds lessons for India

Jun 27, 2016

Mind the generation gap: Brexit vote holds lessons for India

By voting to leave the EU in the Brexit vote, the elderly have inadvertently snatched from British youth the opportunities that they had themselves availed. #HowThisWorks #European Union #EU #Immigration #David Cameron #UK #UK economy #generation gap #Brexit #Regrexit
Brexit in 2016 and 1975: Two historical EU referendums speak of two different ideas of Britain

Jun 25, 2016

Brexit in 2016 and 1975: Two historical EU referendums speak of two different ideas of Britain

The Britain's testy relationship with a united Europe goes back further, to the early 1970s when Ted Heath’s government took Britain into the European Economic Community without a vote on 1 January 1973. #HowThisWorks #European Union #David Cameron #Britain #Harold Wilson #Margaret Thatcher #Charles de Gaulle #Brexit #Brexit impact #1975 referendum
Raghuram Rajan's exit may fuel middle class anger against Modi govt

Jun 19, 2016

Raghuram Rajan's exit may fuel middle class anger against Modi govt

Dr Subramanian Swamy was true to character when he launched a blistering personal attack on Raghuram Govind Rajan about a month ago #HowThisWorks #Inflation #BJP #RBI #Reserve Bank of India #Subramanian Swamy #Raghuram Rajan #MIddle Class #Modi government
For LGBTQ community in India, the search for safe public spaces is a difficult one

Jun 19, 2016

For LGBTQ community in India, the search for safe public spaces is a difficult one

Ever since the deadly shooting at Orlando’s gay club Pulse, I’ve seen friends on Facebook share posts in solidarity, trying to start conversations about gay clubs that are safe spaces #HowThisWorks #Homosexuality #Bengaluru #Orlando shooting #LGBTQ community #gay clubs #Ma Faiza
Robot Betty to be the new trainee office manager in UK

Jun 15, 2016

Robot Betty to be the new trainee office manager in UK

An intelligent and highly sophisticated robot in the UK is joining the world of work as a trainee office manager. #HowThisWorks #artificial intelligence #UK #University of Birmingham #Robot Betty #STRANDS
CBFC should learn from history: 'Kissa Kursi Ka' holds lessons for Udta Punjab row

Jun 09, 2016

CBFC should learn from history: 'Kissa Kursi Ka' holds lessons for Udta Punjab row

Udta Punjab is not the first time that the CBFC, also referred to as Censor Board has made outrageous demands to gag creativity. #HowThisWorks #Censorship #Emergency #CBFC #Aandhi #creative freedom #Pahlaj Nihalani #Udta Punjab #Kissa Kursi Ka
India and Iran: How these two ancient civilisations can curb radicalism

May 31, 2016

India and Iran: How these two ancient civilisations can curb radicalism

As Narendra Modi pointed out, India and Iran are not new friends. Their friendship [or ‘dosti’ in the Persian language] is as old as history. #HowThisWorks #India #Terrorism #Syria #Iran #Tehran #West Asia #Sufism #Chabahar
Three lessons that the BJP can learn from RCB's defeat in the IPL final

May 30, 2016

Three lessons that the BJP can learn from RCB's defeat in the IPL final

There could be lessons for the BJP in the defeat of Royal Challengers Bangalore at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL final. #HowThisWorks #BJP #Narendra Modi #IPL #Bharatiya Janata Party #Royal Challengers Bangalore #Virat Kohli #Sunrisers Hyderabad
Social networking makes more women smartphone addicts than men: study

May 30, 2016

Social networking makes more women smartphone addicts than men: study

For many women, the addiction to their smartphones has gone beyond simple hobbies to have reached a stage adversely affecting their mental health. #facebook #HowThisWorks #smartphones #Social network service #Mental health #Women #Men #Instagram #Addiction #Chang Jae-yeon #Ajou University
Mullaperiyar issue: Kerala CM Pinarayi's bold new stand is better for ties with TN

May 30, 2016

Mullaperiyar issue: Kerala CM Pinarayi's bold new stand is better for ties with TN

In other words, at least obliquely, Pinarayi doesn’t agree with the consensus view Kerala has drummed up over the years that the dam is unsafe. #HowThisWorks #Tamil Nadu #Kerala #Supreme Court #CPI(M) #CPM #Mullaperiyar Dam #Mullaperiyar #Pinarayi Vijayan #KT Thomas