Author Archives: Loknath Das

What does all this bombing tell us about Trump

Donald Trump has not only normalised American foreign policy, he has arguably made it more effective. With two high-profile, signal-sending bombing raids and a series of breathtaking policy reversals, President Trump has brought US foreign policy back in line with conventional thinking. But he has added to the equation a measure of force that gives Washington new clout. When policy Read More


One Third Young Indians Suffer From Lifestyle Diseases Report

One in three or 33 per cent of Indians over 30 years of age are suffering from one or more lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure, thyroid and cancer, a report has revealed. GOQii — a California-based virtual fitness coaching platform — in its ‘GOQii India Fit’ 2017 report showed that nearly 9.4 per cent people are Read More


Growing up with a pet may boost a baby’s bacterial health

“Having a pet dog…can help reduce the child’s chances of developing allergies and becoming obese in later years,” claims the Daily Mirror, in a somewhat misleading report. Researchers did find a link between pet ownership and an increased diversity of “healthy bacteria” in infants, but didn’t look at long-term outcomes such as the development of allergies or obesity. The researchers carried out a range Read More


Australia Study Cairns celebrates 20th anniversary

The organisation, which manages destination marketing for education providers within the regional city of Cairns in far north Queensland, shared the milestone with agents and educators attending the annual event. Study Cairns president Carol Doyle said the success of the organisation highlighted the level of understanding within the city for the importance of international education to the local economy, as Read More


UK inflation rate remains at 2.3%

UK inflation held steady last month, as rising prices for food and clothing were offset by lower air fares. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index remained at 2.3%. The main downward effect on inflation last month came from air fares, which was due to the timing of Easter. However, the ONS Read More


These 5 Life Skills Are Tied to Health Benefits

There’s a good reason for older adults to be conscientious and optimistic, a new study from England suggests. Researchers found that men and women ages 52 and older who had higher scores on measures of five “life skills” — conscientiousness, control, determination (i.e., persistence), emotional stability and optimism — experience a broad range of health benefits and positive outcomes later Read More


Fighting for Special Education

The confirmation of Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education raises questions among faculty at schools across the nation about how to organize to protect public education. For many special education teachers in particular, the threat of widespread cuts to public schools is particularly urgent. Betsy DeVos is a champion of school privatization and advocate of dismantling public education, and she Read More


Business to consumer will remain one of the fastest-growing segments

BNP Paribas Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd’s track record, post Anand Shah’s joining the fund house in 2011 has been good. But, the calendar year of 2016 exposed chinks in stock picking strategy. Shah, as the fund house’s chief investment officer (now he is also the deputy chief executive officer and oversees the fund management as well as sales), has Read More


How to Make Natural Deodorant at Home

The season of strong sun rays, tanning and sweating is almost approaching. The summer heat brings with it many skin care woes. Out of many of the skin problems we face in this season, sweating and body odour is one of the biggest concerns. Of course, having a nutritious diet and drinking lots of fluids can help reduce or completely eliminate body odour but Read More


Long-Term Use of Antibiotics Can Put You at the Risk of Cancer

Antibiotics have long been seen as a class of wonder drugs which could fight bacterial invasions and viruses and bring relief in about no time. These are essentially anti-bacterial. Over recent years there has been much debate over the rise in the consumption of antibiotics. Prolonged use has made human body resistant to its effects while others believe that bacteria, Read More