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All hail King Papyrus!

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BusinessLineYou mean the deadwood?Yes, the humble paper that continues to rule the world of books, despite the fact that almost everyone around has already writte Source link More »

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Are we becoming a Black Mirror society?

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BusinessLine C’mon! Is this how you want to sign off 2019? Well, to be fair, I haven’t made a statement yet. But standing at gate 2020 and looking back at the events that have shaped the passing year, all one can feel is an eerie sense of insecurity. And there... More »

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Watch out! How ‘cultural blindness’ tripped up Titan

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BusinessLine What on earth is ‘cultural blindness’? We’ll get to that in just a bit. First, let’s go over what happened to Titan earlier this week. Last month, Titan (a joint venture between the Tata Group and the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation)... More »

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Your fancy phone may be a product of child labour

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BusinessLine What? Really? Says who? Well, I hope your concerns are genuine because the involvement of child labour in global supply chain systems is one of the closely guarded dirty secrets of the industry, and several international agencies have time and aga... More »

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A British ‘nanny’ is throwing money at ‘rich’ Indians

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BusinessLine I too have received one of those famous mails. What mail would this be? The one that says I’ve won a big lottery or an inheritance… You’re talking of the infamous Nigerian 419 fraud, in which a scamster reels gullible folks in with an outlandish s... More »

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What Apple Card’s sexism row tells us about algorithms

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BusinessLine Forgive my ignorance, what’s an Apple Card? Well, it’s a credit card from Apple, backed by financial services giant Goldman Sachs. The tech giant calls it a new kind of credit card. It is stored in your iPhone, and gives you a unique identity numb... More »

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Fifty years old, and thriving on the Web!

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BusinessLine Who, Incy Wincy spider? Well, you’re closer. We’re talking about the Internet, which celebrated its 50th birthday this Tuesday. Golden Jubilee? That calls for some celebration! Yes! It was on October 29, 1969, that the human race was able to send ... More »

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The importance of being Greta Thunberg

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BusinessLine Climate change meets Oscar Wilde? Well, if you remember, The Importance of Being Earnest, the wittiest and arguably most popular play from Wilde, is the story of people who don fictitious identities to skirt social duties they find hard to meet. I... More »

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Where have all the plants gone?

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BusinessLine Always and forever. But now we are discussing the way our plants have been vanishing from the face of the Earth, bringing us closer to a calamitous future many scientists have been warning us about. Oh, that’s telling indeed, but what’s new about ... More »

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Remembering the Periodic Table and Dabholkar

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BusinessLine Well played, your headline has caught my attention. Well, as you’d know already, 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT 2019). Scientists, students, policymakers and the public at large in many geographies ... More »