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India among large emerging market sovereigns to have highest debt burden by 2021, says Moody's
Business

India among large emerging market sovereigns to have highest debt burden by 2021, says Moody's

Despite steps toward the resolution of high non-performing loans, the banking system continues to suffer from weak asset quality, and low loan-loss coverage and capital adequacy, it added

The value of 'crip time': Discarding notions of productivity and guilt, to listen to the rhythms of our bodies
Lifestyle

The value of 'crip time': Discarding notions of productivity and guilt, to listen to the rhythms of our bodies

Time as a concept is something I felt deeply conflicted about. Was I wasting time by staying in bed for so many hours? Discovering and reading more about ‘crip time’ has helped me navigate this grief a bit better | Srinidhi Raghavan writes in her column, 'Bodies Minds'

On losing offices — the last boundary between work and home — amid coronavirus outbreak
Lifestyle

On losing offices — the last boundary between work and home — amid coronavirus outbreak

The value of the office, the last boundary between work and home, temporarily lost because of the coronavirus pandemic

Re-thinking productivity during the pandemic: Forced busyness is toxic; the will to achieve things must be organic
Health

Re-thinking productivity during the pandemic: Forced busyness is toxic; the will to achieve things must be organic

Capitalist culture has created an illusion of productivity by falsely connecting it with happiness. In such a system, if one isn't productive, one doesn't deserve to be content.

Re-thinking productivity during the pandemic, countering a culture obsessed with being 'useful'
long-reads

Re-thinking productivity during the pandemic, countering a culture obsessed with being 'useful'

In a more well-adjusted world, we would not expect ourselves to be constantly productive during a pandemic. But our world is dysfunctional at best, and we need reminders about how we’re not working from home but rather "at home during a crisis, trying to work", to stop feeling disappointed in ourselves

Coronavirus Outbreak: Fall in productivity single biggest concern among many firms, reveals EY survey
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Fall in productivity single biggest concern among many firms, reveals EY survey

As many as 72 percent of organisations believe the impact of coronavirus pandemic will be felt beyond six months and the single biggest concern for continued remote working is fall in productivity, according to a survey by consultancy and advisory services provider EY

Working from home? Here are remedies to some tech headaches you are bound to face
World

Working from home? Here are remedies to some tech headaches you are bound to face

The biggest lesson for working from home: Less is better, especially fewer gadgets and fewer work apps.

Coronavirus-related or otherwise, here's why working from home is highly overrated
World

Coronavirus-related or otherwise, here's why working from home is highly overrated

Research found the ideal amount of work-from-home time is 1 1/2 days per week — enough to participate in office culture along with time for work.

Microsoft says 4-day work weeks, other reforms boost sales in overworked Japan; new system cuts costs too
Business

Microsoft says 4-day work weeks, other reforms boost sales in overworked Japan; new system cuts costs too

In a country notorious for overwork, Microsoft Japan trialled a radical idea: working less and it found that four-day weeks and other reforms both boosted sales and cut costs

Workplace ethics and Indian cinema: What do low productivity and unrealistically made films have in common?
Entertainment

Workplace ethics and Indian cinema: What do low productivity and unrealistically made films have in common?

Popular Indian cinema portrays situations and characters in an immediately recognisable way, familiar not from observation but from popular belief, and as ideals. This suppression of observation by idealisation and convention is a characteristic that one frequently encounters in real life in India. In Indian workplaces, the appearance of commitment is demanded rather than productivity

India among countries with lowest spending on healthcare, education; underinvesting risks future economic growth
India

India among countries with lowest spending on healthcare, education; underinvesting risks future economic growth

India has the second-lowest education score amongst its South Asian counterparts, slightly ahead of Afghanistan.

App Weekly: Track your mental well being with the help of apps such as Reflectify or play Dodge Blast, an arcade shooter
News & Analysis

App Weekly: Track your mental well being with the help of apps such as Reflectify or play Dodge Blast, an arcade shooter

Here is a list of some games and apps that you can check out over the weekend and relax. There are plenty of options ranging from Shapes to Dodge Blast.

Huawei unveils Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 OS; promises to boost productivity with Artificial Intelligence
News & Analysis

Huawei unveils Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 OS; promises to boost productivity with Artificial Intelligence

The EMUI 8.0, already available on Huawei Honor View 10, will be rolled out on devices such as Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9i, Honor 7X and Honor 8 Lite soon.

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Analog/Virtual

In a new world where productivity is prized, under-performers are subjected to a strange form of punishment | Presenting #FutureFiction on #FirstCulture

New Gmail Add-ons let you get more done without leaving the app
News & Analysis

New Gmail Add-ons let you get more done without leaving the app

The add-ons provide many features and some of the actions can be completed even without leaving the Gmail app. These would include messaging, calling, signing a contract and preparing invoices as well.

Cyber attacks have caused a loss of $4 billion dollar in the first half of 2017
News & Analysis

Cyber attacks have caused a loss of $4 billion dollar in the first half of 2017

Global losses due to cyber attacks, including the cost of damage control and productivity loss, amounted to as much as $4 billion in the first half of 2017.

App Weekly: Medium, Duolingo, PixWings and more for a balance of productivity and gaming
News & Analysis

App Weekly: Medium, Duolingo, PixWings and more for a balance of productivity and gaming

This week, there is a bunch of weird and wonderful apps for you to check out. Read on for our recommendations for must have apps for working and relaxing.

Australian university researchers develop an app to enhance the academic performance of students
News & Analysis

Australian university researchers develop an app to enhance the academic performance of students

App users on average achieved marks that were 7.03 per cent higher compared to students who chose not to use the app, researchers said.

Design student touts prosthetic 3D-printed third thumb to help improve productivity
News & Analysis

Design student touts prosthetic 3D-printed third thumb to help improve productivity

"I've only got one pair of hands", is the refrain of overworked office staff or stressed parents everywhere. But now a design student is suggesting that it could be possible to have more, with a prosthetic third thumb to aid productivity.

Blockchain technology that enables bitcoin may increase productivity and innovation in the future
News & Analysis

Blockchain technology that enables bitcoin may increase productivity and innovation in the future

Blockchain technology is a type of distributed ledger or decentralised database that keeps records of digital transactions.