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    Comprehensive effort needed to control heart diseases

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 01, 2018

    More people dying of cardiovascular than communicable diseases requires government to review its public health policy and attend to medical needs of a rising number of cardiac patients..

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    1918-2018: the UN turns east

    by Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:05am on October 01, 2018

    ON THE day when the American president delivered his second speech to the United Nations General Assembly, followed by the presidents of France, Turkey and Iran, the nightly news only reported the fact that the audience laughed when Trump boasted about his domestic accomplishments..

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 01, 2018

    ACCORDING to Dr Peter Lyon’s direction, I walked briefly to the Woburn Square nearby. In one of its quiet corners stood Number 10, which housed the office of the director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. At that time, the director was the reputed constitutional expert professor Maurice Jones....

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    The sick man of Europe returns

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 01, 2018

    ONE of the great geopolitical issues in nineteenth-century Europe was the so-called Eastern Question. The Ottoman Empire, then known as the ‘sick man of Europe’, was rapidly disintegrating and it remained to be seen which European power would succeed it...

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    Augmenting brains: Google turns twenty

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:05am on October 01, 2018

    THE verge starts with a statement that has become commonplace, the compulsory nod to power one has come to expect when engaged with that whole mammoth enterprise known as Google. ‘No technology company is arguably more responsible for shaping the modern internet, the modern life, than Google.’...

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    If soul is ignored long enough, body rebels

    Sriram Shamasunder | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2018

    MY DARK skin, so much like my patients: in residency I trained at a county hospital in Los Angeles. Black and brown patients lay on gurneys in the emergency room, and lined the halls on the wards...

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    Codes of conduct

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2018

    EVERY now and then one is treated to clamours for codes of conduct in various fields of governance....

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    Quota v merit: a process of reconciliation

    Subhrendu Shekhar Bhattacharjee | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2018

    QUOTA is not absolutely no quota — that is, quota is abolished but not for all grades of public servants. It is reported that the committee set up in the wake of quota reforms movement put forward its recommendations on September 17 to the prime minister....

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    Manto speaks post-partition truth with relentless fury

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2018

    NANDITA Das’s film on the subcontinent’s greatest short story writer, Saadat Hasan Manto, brought alive memories of days when it was fashionable to be on the left....

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    Ecuador, UK and Assange’s fate

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2018

    THE pulse of negotiations, a flurry of communications, and the person central to this is one who threatens to go nowhere — for the moment....

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