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Natural disasters cost India $3.30bn in 2015: Here's why we should be very worried

Feb 12, 2016

Natural disasters cost India $3.30bn in 2015: Here's why we should be very worried

India was among the top three most disaster-hit countries in 2015, with whooping economic damages worth $3.30 billion, a new analysis released by the UN office for disaster risk reduction (UNISDR) revealed. #HowThisWorks #United Nations #Droughts #El Nino #Natural disasters #UNISDR
New hope: Diabetes drug may help treat cocaine addiction, says study

Feb 11, 2016

New hope: Diabetes drug may help treat cocaine addiction, says study

Once the animals stabilised in their drug-taking regimen, they introduced the GLP-1 receptor agonist directly into the brain. #HowThisWorks #Health #US Food and Drug Administration #Cocaine #Diabetes #Byetta #ventral tegmental area
Hanumanthappa's life should lead to some pondering over ordinary soldiers' plight

Feb 11, 2016

Hanumanthappa's life should lead to some pondering over ordinary soldiers' plight

Koppad is a hero, not just for serving in a place which is considered to be a badge of honor among soldiers, but also for surviving for very long under the 30 feet blue ice. #HowThisWorks #Kashmir #Siachen #Indian Army #Dharwad #lance naik #Siachen avalanche #Hanamanthappa Koppad
Improving the sorry state of education in Jammu & Kashmir is a slippery slope

Feb 10, 2016

Improving the sorry state of education in Jammu & Kashmir is a slippery slope

The sorry condition of education in Jammu and Kashmir is under the spotlight. A district deputy commissioner found in a random `education audit’ that school teachers did not know their subjects well enough. #HowThisWorks #Jammu and Kashmir #Kashmir #Education #Teaching #Mufti Mohammed Saeed
Headley's video deposition changes nothing, US continues to play intelligence games with India

Feb 10, 2016

Headley's video deposition changes nothing, US continues to play intelligence games with India

There has always been nagging skepticism in the Indian intelligence agencies about the role of the US in combating terrorism in the South Asia region. #HowThisWorks #Lashkar-e-Taiba #Terrorism #David Coleman Headley #Intelligence Bureau #Sim Cards #26/11 Mumbai attack #NSG commandos #Ujjawal Nikam
Budget session: Cong readies itself with barbs over Rohith Vemula, Arunachal crisis

Feb 10, 2016

Budget session: Cong readies itself with barbs over Rohith Vemula, Arunachal crisis

The upcoming budget session is unlikely to see much activity beyond Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reading out his budget speech, according to Congress sources. #HowThisWorks #Congress #Arunachal Pradesh #parliament #Budget Session #Anandiben Patel #Rohith Vemula
Here are the ten steps taken by TRAI to strike down differential pricing

Feb 08, 2016

Here are the ten steps taken by TRAI to strike down differential pricing

In the last few months, the debate had shifted from net neutrality to a 'differential pricing'. While TRAI has been adamant over not relating the two terms, the issue is, in essence, the same. #facebook #HowThisWorks #Net neutrality #Free Basics #differential pricing
No matter how cute the idea of a 'peace mountain', Siachen isn't Disneyland

Feb 08, 2016

No matter how cute the idea of a 'peace mountain', Siachen isn't Disneyland

The idea of turning Siachen into a ‘peace mountain’ or park is cute and sounds awfully nice. But it isn’t Disneyland and giving up a strategic height isn’t a roller coaster ride. #HowThisWorks #Siachen #Indian Army #Manohar Parrikar #defence ministry #Operation Meghdoot #Siachen avalanche
'Excuse me, you're too fat for our country': Airports have way too many weighty issues

Feb 07, 2016

'Excuse me, you're too fat for our country': Airports have way too many weighty issues

Airports drive you crazy. They are the world in a microcosm. Racism is rampant. Harassment, the VIP syndrome, rip-offs, the paper chase, dry mouths, hopes delayed, it’s all there. #HowThisWorks #travel #Immigration #Public health #Airports #Shareworthy #Zika #weight check
Political grandstanding, official disengagement have made MCD mess ugly: Former Delhi Chief Secy

Feb 05, 2016

Political grandstanding, official disengagement have made MCD mess ugly: Former Delhi Chief Secy

Amid the blame game and confrontation between the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government and the Bharatiya Janata Party-led municipal corporations, the indefinite strike of the civic body employees entered its tenth day. #HowThisWorks #Delhi #Bharatiya Janata Party #Delhi government #MCD #Aam Aadmi Party #Shailaja Chandra