World (Opinions & Editorials) – 31 July, 2017

Disquieting development BusinessLine The manner of Nawaz Sharif’s exit does not bode well for peace with Pakistan The judgment was widely expected but it has still thrown Pakistan’s politics into disarray. The Supreme Court banned Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif from sitting in the National Assembly over corruption allegations, a ruling that meant he couldn’t continue as [...]

Nation (Opinions & Editorials) – 31 July, 2017

Rank opportunism or smart politics? BusinessLine Captain cool Drawing the cards right Nitish Kumar basically decided that the time had come to jump the sinking ship of secularists and be on safe ground in 2019 The script for the 2019 election is getting so favourable for the BJP under the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah combine, that [...]

Psychology News – 31 July, 2017

How To Get a Narcissist to Feel Empathy PsyBlog / by Jeremy Dean A simple technique to help narcissists develop more fellow-feeling. Narcissists aren’t much interested in other people’s suffering, or, for that matter, any of other people’s feelings. Erica Hepper, the author of a new study on the subject, explains that narcissists are: “A bit full [...]

World (Opinions & Editorials) – 30 July, 2017

The baton in Pakistan passes from Nawaz Sharif to Shahbaz Opinion – The Indian Express / by Hamid Mir Written by Hamid Mir | Updated: July 30, 2017 11:17 pm Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz Sharif is no more prime minister of Pakistan but he is still a kingmaker. The Supreme Court has disqualified and disgraced [...]

Nation (Opinions & Editorials) – 30 July, 2017

Bureaucracies in medical decisions opinion / by Megan Mcardle The more the government is involved in regulating healthcare, the more bureaucracy is likely to creep into life-and-death medical decisions... _____________ Flying high on deceit BusinessLine Title: Kingfizzer: The Mallya Story Author: Kingshuk Nag; Publisher: Harper Collins India. Price: ₹399 Kingshuk Nag’s book depicts how Vijay Mallya took [...]

Psychology News – 30 July, 2017

Our Human Chain World of Psychology / by Janet Singer Perhaps you’ve read about the recent uplifting story of a family who became caught in a riptide in Panama City, Florida. Two brothers were struggling approximately 300 feet from shore, and when their mother, grandmother, and others swam out to try to save them, they got caught [...]

Nation (Opinions & Editorials) – 29 July, 2017

Consolidation of school facilities is good, but here is why Centre must push teacher training, elearning The Financial ExpressEdits & Columns – The Financi... / by The Financial Express Besides consolidation of school facilities, govt must push teacher training and e-learning. (Image: Reuters) The ASER survey highlights that levels of education in the country have dropped in [...]

Psychology News – 29 July, 2017

Newly discovered biomarkers may lead to promising diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's Mind & Brain News Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and determining a patient’s prognosis is an inexact business, and that stands in the way of better personalized care and advances in treatment. A new study has identified a potential new way of confirming the disease and [...]

World (Opinions & Editorials) – 28 July, 2017

Op-Ed Contributor: Pakistan’s Court Sets a Dangerous Precedent NYT > Opinion / by AQIL SHAH Civil-military tensions had intensified after the killing of Osama bin Laden in May 2011 and Mr. Gilani was put on the chopping block after he openly denounced the military for being “a state within a state,” and for allowing Mr. bin Laden [...]

Nation (Opinions & Editorials) – 28 July, 2017

Short on principles BusinessLine This refers to your editorial ‘The chameleon’ (July 28). Nitish Kumar’s decision to side with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for retaining power and for fulfilling his own personal interests has taken one aback. He took the right decision to resign over the corruption issue involving Tejaswi Yadav. But he surprised everyone [...]

Psychology News – 28 July, 2017

How to Recognize Your Possibilities — Especially When You Are Stuck World of Psychology / by Suzanne Kane “We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.” – Thich Nhat Hanh When problems arise, don’t you often think about first is that you can’t get past them? Then follows circuitous thinking fueled by becoming so [...]

World (Opinions & Editorials) – 27 July, 2017

Op-Ed Contributor: Chelsea Manning: President Trump, Trans People in the Military Are Here to Stay NYT > Opinion / by CHELSEA MANNING What does this mean? Well, for now we don’t exactly know, since it is clear that the president’s tweets were not exactly well thought out. But it could mean that trans people will have to [...]