A world fragmented by legalities

Do we need universal international laws, asks NOEL G DESOUZA The world might have become global in many respects: goods, services and people move across borders as never before; but individual nations and...

Nurturing the neighbours

India is trying to build sustainable relationships in it periphery, writes NOEL G DESOUZA Standard & Poor is at its old game again. This time it has latched onto vague ideas that India faces...

Language lapses

Migrants need to learn understand Aussie terminology, writes NOEL G DESOUZA Many an Indian who migrates to Australia has a good command of the English language. However, there are times when he might find that...

2012: Why it’s not our last

RITAM MITRA on doomsday conspiracies Social media has been rampant over the last year or two, perpetuating the belief that the world is going to meet a catastrophic end this year. It could be simply...

Cost curtails cure for cancer

As cancer spreads in India, fewer people are able to afford the crippling cost of medication, writes GAURAV SURATI According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), there are about 2.5 million cancer sufferers...

The games are truly afoot!

Computer games can promote violence and create an unwanted addiction, writes NOEL G DE SOUZA A long time ago India realised the value of games as aids for mental development. The Mahabharata story of Nala...

Is India splitting up emotionally?

Should states protect their ethnicity and treat others as outsiders, asks NOEL G DESOUZA The High Court in Gujarat has recently declared Hindi to be a “foreign language” where Gujaratis are concerned. The reason cited...