Author Archives: Loknath Das

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

Place of learning or piece of real estate?

shutterstock.comSeason in the sun Nalanda University of old University towns, typically, nurture an environment of ideas. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be happening in India As India continues with the twin tasks of building universities and developing urban centres the links that are emerging between the two are worth pondering over. There is a strong tendency for universities to gravitate Read More

Who’s lending to Indian businesses?

Banks’ share in new credit fell in FY17, as corporate bond issuances rose 56% and NBFCs lent more With the banks busy chipping away at their mountain of bad loans and operating on precarious levels of capital, who will fund the credit needs of Indian businesses? Reserve Bank of India’s recently released annual report for 2016-17 shows that many new Read More

Researchers develop tool to measure wisdom. Here’s how it works

Researchers say there is evidence to suggest that level of wisdom is dictated to a large degree by neurobiology, and that distinct regions and systems in the brain govern the identified components of wisdom.(Shutterstock) Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool to assess an individual’s level of wisdom. Called the San Read More

Avoid Alzheimer’s with active lifestyle, say doctors

Usually, relatives don’t identify Alzheimer’s at earlier stages affects short-term memory.  Representational image CHENNAI: Alzheimer’s disease, a very common old age disease affects around four million people in India as per the latest dementia fact sheet released by the World Health Organisation. In spite of affecting a large population, no specific cure has been found for Alzheimer’s disease till date in Read More

Trump Laces Into McCain Over His Opposition to Health Care Bill

President Trump in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday. Mr. Trump’s latest weekend Twitter fusillade came the morning after Senator John McCain announced he would not support the latest health care proposal.CreditTom Brenner/The New York Times SOMERSET, N.J. — President Trump on Saturday morning lashed out at Senator John McCain of Arizona for breaking with him and opposing Republicans’ latest plan to Read More