Author Archives: Loknath Das

The sweetest fragrance of spring

The flowers in the garden are pretty, and they smell so sweet. Spring is in full bloom, and the air is filled with sweet fragrance of flowers in riots of colours. Some of the flowers are popular the world over not only for their beauty, but also for their sweet fragrance. How many kinds of sweet flowers grow in a Read More

Discover big fun kids can enjoy after exams

Final exams are over. Let the kids enjoy the luxury of a leisurely childhood without any stress for few days. This is the perfect time for them after a long hectic schedule of lessons and exams. Let your child lead the free days under your supervision and guidance. It will encourage them to maintain an active life. Here are few Read More

Keep your kids safe from summer heat

    Parents need to be particular when it comes to children’s health. While it is important to allow them some outing, fun and play, it is equally important to teach them how to take care of their health. Soon, summer will come. Along with it, the heat can put children’s health at risk. So, inculcate few habits in your Read More

More education will lead to fewer child brides, healthier children

Child marriage virtually puts an end to a girl’s education, says a report by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)   Over 13 million adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years – equivalent to the population of South Sudan – were married in India in 2011, according to census data, but fewer literate women were Read More

How AI Is Already Changing Business

Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT Sloan School professor, explains how rapid advances in machine learning are presenting new opportunities for businesses. He breaks down how the technology works and what it can and can’t do (yet). He also discusses the potential impact of AI on the economy, how workforces will interact with it in the future, and suggests managers start experimenting now. Brynjolfsson Read More

Technology that aims to prevent the car text crash

The message plastered across the roadside banner read: “Text and drive”. The advert was taken out by Wathan Funeral Home, whose smart logo sat at the bottom of the billboard. Except no such home exists. The macabre stunt was set up by a group in Ontario trying to raise awareness of road deaths caused by being distracted. “We’re just trying Read More

Kala Jaam: The Sweet That Looks Like Gulab Jamun But Isn’t

  You may call it a close cousin of the nation’s favourite sweet – Gulab Jamun, but the Kala Jaam or Kala Jamun deserves more attention and praise. These sugar dipped rounds made of khoya, and cottage cheese are one of the most loved Bengali sweets and have captured a unique place in our hearts despite being considered as one of Read More

Treat dengue fever with home remedies

Rain brings great relief to people in hot places. But along with it, comes monsoon woes in the form of many waterborne diseases, including dengue. The symptoms of dengue fever, a viral disease spread by a mosquito named Aedes aegyptis, are many. Prolong fever. Rashes on the skin Fatigue, severe headache Muscular pain, joint ache Pain behind the eyes Nausea and Read More

Which is politically worse for Republicans — failing to pass this health bill or actually passing it?

At the frazzled conclusion of the seven-year Republican quest to repeal Obamacare, Senate leaders and President Trump are resorting to a simple message: You have to do it. “Inaction is not an option, and frankly, I don’t think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan,” Trump told Republican senators as they met for lunch at the Read More

Delhi University’s big debate: On campus vs Off campus, which is better?

Delhi University (DU) admissions are no small feat. Even if you have managed to bag a seat in a college, what’s sure to follow, is the discussion among friends on who is getting to live a more happening life — one’s on campus or those who are in off-campus colleges? Here are some talking points on which students begin their Read More