Will it be ethical to recreate species gone extinct long ago? A recent development in Australia, in which scientists developed the embryos of the extinct gastric brooding frog, has yet again brought the ethical issue to the fore. PP Wangchuk writes.
It’s been little over a decade since an organised fashion industry emerged in Pakistan, five years since the first fashion week unrolled it’s catwalks to buyers and the media. The industry is barely adolescent but fashion has snowballed beyond imagination despite the odds, which are many, writes Aamna Haider Isani.
As I read and watched the continuing news of brutal rape and abuse in our newspapers and on our televisions, I thought it is necessary to do something, writes Farhan Akhtar.
Tulsidas wrote, “Sakal padarath hain jag mahin, karamhin nar pawat nahin.” (There is everything in the world, but a man with bad karma cannot get it.)
Saturday night’s clash between the Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore was undoubtedly the marquee event of the last weekend. Chris Gayle had had the city abuzz ever since his incredible 175 not out against Pune Warriors a few days before.
Every week, more Indian children are killed by preventable diseases, such as pneumonia and diarrhoea, than the combined casualties from some of the most horrific tragedies of our times such as the 9/11 attack, the 2005 London bombings and the 26/11 Mumbai attack, writes Vishwajeet Kumar.
A visit to some villages near Kolar district, near Bangalore, evidenced positive developments in these rural areas. This suggests a case for coordinated efforts by the public and private sectors to enhance inclusive rural development, writes Ruth Kattumuri.
This week Goa banned drinking on its beaches, which sounds about as blasphemous as banning siestas in Goa, writes Ashish Shakya.
A travel industry dictionary on the internet describes ‘checked baggage’ as those that a traveller hands over to the ‘care’ of the airline. So obviously, if this baggage gets lost while in the custody of the airline, the passenger has a right to be compensated adequately for the loss, writes Pushpa Girimaji.
Which is worse, doing something wrong or not doing the right thing when you should? There’s a view to be found in the Miga Jataka, Pali Canon No. 12, which is the story of the noble deer-king of Varanasi, writes Renuka Narayanan.
For my teenage son, the perfect life is having free wi-fi everywhere — not just at hotels, airports, trains and museums, but also at sidewalk cafes and cabs. Apart from keeping you connected with work and friends, it allows you to download apps on the go, writes Sanchita Sharma.
If a mosquito annoys us, it’s okay to kill it. If the same rule applied to humans, some people would’ve travelled to heaven long back.
Do we really believe that the contempt shown towards women in eve teasing, or in the depressing stories about workplace discrimination, don’t spring from the same dank well of misogyny that propels rape? Rahul Bose
Our lawmakers seem to have lost all objectivity about the issue of women’s safety in India. Every other decision of late is about that in some way. A few weeks ago, it was pornography, now it’s ‘drinking on beaches’ that’s apparently driving crimes against women.
A few days ago, a senior Catholic priest explained to me why he had decided to step down as the manager of a parish school in Jacob Circle after running the institution for more than five years. Manoj R Nair writes.