Author Archives: Loknath Das

IMPACTing education

Students in the new cohort of the Project IMPACT program (kneeling) are joined by their mentors and Rowan University administrators who lead the initiative. When he is struggling with a difficult class or having a challenging day, Marcus King thinks of a single word: Doctor. “That’s the goal,” King, a sophomore health and physical education major, says simply. Given his Read More


What startup entrepreneurs should learn from sports

Cricket and IPL need no introduction to the cricket-crazy nation- India. It’s said, this game and especially its domestic limited overs game, popularly known as Indian Premier League (IPL), rule over a billion hearts and minds in the subcontinent. In the past few years, the culture of startups has gained popularity, parallel to IPL though not at the same scale, Read More


How a Healthy Lifestyle Can Reduce Pain For Those With Multiple Sclerosis

  Taking part in regular exercise is one way the multiple sclerosis sufferers can help reduce their pain. (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ klohka/ shutterstock.com) New research has shown how a healthy lifestyle of eating well, regular exercise, and no smoking can help reduce pain in people with multiple sclerosis. An estimated 2.5 million people worldwide have multiple sclerosis (MS), a Read More


The GOP says its business tax plan will help workers and small businesses. It won’t.

To understand the business tax provisions in the Trump tax proposals, begin with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s insight that the rich are different from you and me — they have more money. In particular, they have more capital. (Ever polite, economists call piles of money that have been invested “capital.”) Business tax reform really is an exercise in how we should tax Read More


In hurricanes’ aftermath, technology eases return to school

FILE – In this Aug. 29, 2017, aerial photo, floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey surround an apartment complex in Houston. The same technology that connected students and teachers in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma is easing their transition back to class. That technology includes smartphone exchanges, social media, messaging apps and websites. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, File) Read More


AI unlocks new avenues for online real estate services

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are revolutionizing technology all around the world. Both are pivotal in shaping most of the forthcoming innovations in every possible field.  AI, in layman terms, makes machines perform complex tasks, associated with human minds, in a smart manner. Machine learning makes computers (machine) analyse and solve problems by teaching it basic logic and making Read More


Piramal Realty to acquire land from Nirmal Lifestyle for Rs153 crore

Spread across 12 acres, Piramal Revanta is being built at an investment of Rs1,800 crore. Mumbai: Piramal Realty on Tuesday said it has agreed to buy a 3.2 acre land from Mumbai-based real estate developer Nirmal Lifestyle Ltd for Rs153 crore. The land is located, adjacent to Piramal Revanta—a residential project currently being developed by Piramal Realty at Mulund area in Read More


Higher Education Needs a Rethink to Train Tomorrow’s Workforce

Anant Agarwal is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the CEO of edX, the online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT. The ways in which the nature of work is changing beyond our control necessitate a more flexible education system, with “students” no longer being defined just as 18-to-22-year-olds on college campuses. In this era of Netflix subscriptions Read More


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Natural health service: wildlife volunteers get mental health boost

Volunteers in Lancashire take part in a conservation project run by the Wildlife Trusts. Photograph: Alan Wright/Wildlife Trusts Volunteers on wildlife projects benefit from a big boost to their mental health, according to new research. It advances the idea that nature could be widely prescribed by doctors as a therapy, which its supporters say would ease the burden on the NHS. Read More


Building a business around the way WeWork

Sum of parts: WeWork, started by Miguel McKelvey (in photo) and Adam Neumann, was valued at $20 bn, catering to entrepreneurs, freelancers, artists and small businesses . New York-based start-up sets its eyes on the Indian market, starting with its Bengaluru facility Flanked by retail stores, food outlets and restaurants in the heart of Bengaluru is the ‘WeWork Galaxy’ building Read More