Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicCivilisation

Topic: Civilisation

India was once the cradle of civilization. Now it’s a ‘chalta hai’ country because of ‘jugaad’

In ‘The Happiness Trail’, Ramesh Venkateswaran lays down five easy-to-follow approaches to a happy and successful life, which he calls the five I’s.

In the age of Zoom, it is challenging to maintain eye contact. What can we do to fix it?

Trust is the bedrock of civilisation, and living through screens is taking a significant psychological toll.

SubscriberWrites: ‘Democracy 2.0’ — A new definition of democracy is needed in changing times

Civilisation constantly evolves and political definitions must evolve with them. Deepesh Salgia offers three new definitions for 'Democracy 2.0'

Nehru said India’s global rise was ‘inevitable’. This belief now defines our foreign policy

In ‘Making India Great’, Aparna Pande writes about Indian exceptionalism and how its civilisational history defines its sense of self.

Big gods came after the rise of civilisations not before, finds study

Our statistical analysis showed that beliefs in supernatural punishment tend to appear only when societies make the transition from simple to complex.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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