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Rajeev Srinivasan: Why Indian education sucks!

'Indian education has, after Independence, produced nothing whatsoever -- yes, absolutely nothing -- of global calibre. Not one earth-shaking discovery or invention, not one outstanding......

Rajiv Ramakrishnan on UN panel

Rajiv Ramakrishnan, an undergraduate at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, has been doing his bit to help the United Nations achieve its Millennium Development Goals for the advancement......

Novelist David Rubin dead

David Rubin, novelist, translator, and an authority on the literature of India, died on February 2 from a stroke at Roosevelt Hospital. He was 83.His first novel The Greater Darkness, a novel of......

India a hot spot of 'emerging diseases'

India, China, and sub-Saharan Africa are the regions where incidences of the emerging deadly diseases like HIV/AIDS and SARS have increased the most, while Europe and North and South America are......

'Gandhi did not oppose science'

Professor Akeel Bilgrami is the Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University in New York. He is also director of Columbia's Heyman Center for the Humanities. A Rhodes Scholar, the......

Happiness index: India ranks 117, below Pakistan!

The report highlights four supports for well-being and their underlying neural bases. Image: A view of Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters India has not fared well in a global......

Sachs's initiative to end poverty

The fight to end poverty sometimes looks like an industry that depends on the poor's impoverished state for its own survival.Jeffrey Sachs's (noted US economist and Director of the Earth Institute......

India, China need more stimulus: Economist

Emerging economies like India and China are set to bounce back in the second-half of 2009, but they will have to take up right policies and stimulus packages, noted economist Jeffrey Sachs said on......

What's better? Foreign aid or economic freedom?

Amongst the developing countries, India has been the largest recipient of foreign aid. During 1951-2005, India has received Rs 2,260 billion as loan and Rs 242 billion as grants (about 10 per cent......

'India will become bigger than the US!'

"By mid century India could overtake the United States by absolute size," says Jeffrey D Sachs, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Millennium Development Goals and one of the world's......

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