Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: Addiction

How often does Nandan Nilekani check his email? A new book tells you about addiction

In 'The Art of Bitfulness’ Nandan Nilekani and Tanuj Bhojwani explore new strategies to reclaim our time, privacy and attention from our many devices.

How much is too much? There are 6 ways to know if you are addicted to binge-watching

If you want to cut down on the number of episodes you watch in one sitting, my golden rule is to stop watching mid-way through an episode.

Karnataka’s online gaming ban won’t work. It shows poor grasp of tech

Heavy-handed technology regulation is a recipe for economic disaster and social rebellion. It reflects a lack of basic understanding of technology.

Carbs have people hooked like cocaine. And Indians are not slowing down

Research shows psychological rewards from sugar and sweets are comparable to that of cocaine, and can sometimes be more rewarding and attractive.

Xi Jinping’s CCP is daring to go where even Taliban wouldn’t — separate kids from smartphones

CCP has issued a decree allowing kids no more than 3 hours of online gaming per week. The time freed will be used to revise Xi Jinping Thought, now part of school curriculum.

No secret formula to stock market, it’s an addiction that made me lose money

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

My relationship with social media is abusive, but I don’t have the agency to walk out

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Have you tried keeping your phone in your bag instead of your pocket?

‘Digital detox’ has picked up in the healthcare business in a big way. But you don’t really need it.

Discussing mental health during Covid isn’t just for woke Instagrammers, it’s for everyone

Research shows nearly 61 per cent Indians are experiencing mental-health related issues due to the lockdown and Covid crisis.

Netflix, gaming and porn addicts falling back into old habits, NIMHANS doctors are worried

Dr Manoj Sharma, chief clinical psychologist at NIMHANS' tech de-addiction centre, says addiction levels have gone up by 30%.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.