Jobs That Could Dominate In The Near Future

However, the picture isn’t all that gloomy either. Technological advancements are taking place at a rapid level and sustainability is the core challenge that major economies are dealing with. This will only mean that the kind of jobs available in the market will change from time to time. Here...

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The Indian Pharmaceuticals

The Indian Pharmaceutical Industry today is in the front rank of India’s science-based industries. It has wide ranging capabilities in the complex field of drug manufacture and technology. It is directly related with health of people and therefore it has inherent value being an important and a highly organized...

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Nokia X2: A Better Alternative?

If you watch television for a little while, you must have seen the Nokia Lumia advertisement; the one in which a young man talks about how his Nokia Lumia phone has helped him adjust to a new city. The advertisement ends with him by saying, "but the best part,...

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Time Is Running Out

Has modern medicine stepped into dangerous territory? The year 2014 marked a great victory for India in the health sector. The advertisements with Bollywood celebrities urging the people to give their children “do boond zindagi ki” (two drops of life) to fight the long battle against Polio finally paid...

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Study Smart, Study Right

It’s that time of the year once again when I shut myself in my room every evening and open my books, and go on an adventure called “preparing for exams”. While I end up sleeping half the time what’s more difficult for me is to not access my phone...

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Facebook Buys WhatsApp

The news about Facebook buying WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars has certainly got everyone’s minds racing. While some suspect that WhatsApp services will now be merged with Facebook Messenger, others are worried about their privacy and the ads that will keep flickering on their smartphone screen. Well, we will...

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Music For Your Ears

A huge section of teenage life involves locking oneself in bedroom, putting on headphones and getting lost in the beauty of a world where nothing can go wrong. And this applies not only to our teenage times, but also takes us through most of our adult life as well....

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The Light of Happiness

Sure, the holiday and party season is over but we still have something to smile about—we still have the two best sounding speakers, the BoseSoundlink Mini and the JBL Pulse. While the Bose looks just like any other show piece on your table, the JBL looks almost like a chalta-phirta...

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Too Many Options To Choose From

Technology, although a double edged sword, has been helping humankind right from the beginning of time. The youth today is particularly obsessed by it and wants to be able to communicate with anyone at any given point of time. And technology has been helping us satisfy this obsession, to...

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Delivery By Unmanned Drones!

Late Sunday evening, Amazon’s CEO, Mr. Jeff Bezos announced to the world that Amazon is contemplating delivery of packages by unmanned drones. Mr. Bezos said the drones, called Octocopters, are unmanned vehicles that will fly through the air and could deliver packages that weigh up to five pounds (2.3 kg)....

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Mysterious Mars!

As one of our closest and most familiar neighbours in space, Mars has served as the source of legends and theories ever since the storytellers first slept under the stars. With its 24.6 hour long day and snowy polar caps, it faintly resembles Earth. And thus Mars is really...

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English Language Is In Danger

The trend of hash tags (#) started out harmlessly. They first originated on the social networking site Twitter in the year 2009, followed by Instagram in the year 2011 and finally on Facebook in the year 2013. However, with time hash tags have become a fashion, so much so...

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Apple Gears Up For Festive Season

Apple Inc. loves making headlines and we all love reading them. After launching the new iPhones, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, Apple launched a new line of iPads on Tuesday. But it does not stop with that; the company also slashed the prices of its computers, and announced that...

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Et Tu Twitter?

As shocking as it may sound but the word “feku”(a term coined for Narendra Modi by the twitterati meaning a person who constantly brags and lies), applies more to the world of Twitter than Modi himself.

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Smile Please!

Gone are the days when we carried our digital cameras to a party, and it’s all thanks to our latest smartphones. But the best part about clicking pictures is the fact is that we can play around with it. The Appstore in all the latest phones, be it...

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BlackBerry In The Run For Publicity?

The month of September this year has been the month of launch, especially when it comes to gadgets. First it was the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, then the iOS7, and then BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iOS devices. However, gone are the days when everything was fine...

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Plans To Amend Nuclear Liability Law?

Could Dr. Manmohan Singh’s upcoming visit to the United States on 27 September have been a reason to push for the amendment of the Act?Clearly, if an accident were to transpire under such conditions, it will be the taxpayers who will be left to pay large sums that such...

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WhatsApp Used To Instigate Riot?

While the Indian government was busy censoring content on social media, they forgot about messaging services like WhatsApp and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). According to a report in the Indian Express, rioters used WhatsApp to spread the video that might have been added to the already existing communal disturbance in...

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India To Be Polio Free By Next Year

Another four months and India will finally become a Polio free country. The disease that has left thousands of children crippled for life has been overpowered by the country’s Polio eradication programme. India had already achieved the milestone when it was removed from the list of Polio endemic countries...

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Welcome iPhone 5s!

Looks like the month of September is turning out to be quiet interesting— for some people atleast. The moment all Apple fans had been waiting for is finally here. Yes, yesterday was indeed a day of double dhamaka, as Apple launched two new iPhones, the iPhone 5s and...

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Exploring Veterinary Science In India

I had the pleasure of interacting with a faculty member during my visit to KNP College of Veterinary Science in Shirwal, Maharashtra. This professor spoke about how people are unaware of the existence of Veterinary Science and how such an interesting course sees low enrolment. Jared Diamond, in his...

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Jawbone Up: A Review

For the most part of our lives we live on autopilot. Majority of the actions that we indulge in all through the day such as walking, sleeping, sitting, eating and other such very basic activities are performed almost involuntarily, out of habit. Charles Duhigg, author of the book The...

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BPOs Eye Social Media

A social media strategy has now become a survival tool for almost all corporate companies. To everyone’s surprise it’s proving to be a game changer in the BPO industry too, as companies are increasingly feeling the need to track social media conversations to understand consumer preferences and their perceptions...

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Introducing Facebook Home

When the rumours actually began, it seemed like Mark Zuckerberg was planning to introduce a whole new “Facebook Phone” for android users. It turns out that those rumours were a little inaccurate, with official announcements coming that Facebook was launching its new “Home” app. So, it’s not a new...

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Biggest Cyber Attack In History

It’s been one week of slow internet now. First, there was one of the worst cyber-attacks ever on the Internet; second, an undersea cable off the coast of Egypt was cut. The two attacks have affected Internet speeds and stability. The latter one has affected India more than the...

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Online Pranks!

This year instead of your friends and family, the internet was ready to fool you. On the day that celebrates pranks and jokes, popular websites pull clever ones on users. While many got fooled by the jokes, many had their guards up and still enjoyed the online-jokes.

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Goodreads Under Amazon

Goodreads is a social networking site for books. On this site you can have your personal bookshelves. You can rate and review books. You can participate in discussions with other people and also see what other people are reading. It even has quizzes, trivia, and quotations from books. It’s...

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Internet Governance An Oxymoron

Censorship of the web and social media has been a topic debated on for a long time. Requests for removing content and protests against altering the internet has been a controversial topic worldwide. Where censorship could take away freedom of expression, it could also protect many from inappropriate or...

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Sony Announces The PS4

Sony seems to have gained the upper hand in their war with Microsoft (Xbox360) by recently launching the new PlayStation 4 and it’s done so with great vengeance.Sony unveiled the PS4 in New York claiming that it is the "most powerful platform ever" and will allow "worlds to come...

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Introducing The Google Glass

Google Glass seems like the next step in technology. When we look at the future, head wear is the unavoidable next step for personal computing and for others. And in this situation, Google Glass may appear like a concept without practical application. It’s seamlessly integrating technology with our lives....

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Future Made Present

The biggest problem with having tech savvy parents is that you are heavily limited. There’s nothing you can do that’s even slightly illegal in the hope that they won’t find out. Downloading even a 2mb song was recognized explicitly and all downloads would be monitored.But there’s always a good...

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HTC One X S720E: A Review

Since the dawn of smartphones, mobile-phone design was trapped in a box-shaped mold. Even the Samsung series of phones and Sony Experia S stayed away from trying something new. But finally, with HTC One X, the Taiwanese firm has announced the start of a brave new world. HTC One...

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Apocalypse Now?

After the entire “the world will end” fiasco in December last year, you’d have thought that something like that would never really happen. Turns out, a meteorite just exploded over Russia last night (9:20 a.m. local time). So, I guess panicking would be the appropriate thing to do.The 2012...

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Yahoo Google Deal

Is this the beginning of the end for Yahoo’s Right Media Exchange? As confirmed by a Yahoo blog post, it has reached an agreement to allow Google Inc. to advertise on some of Yahoo's most popular websites, adding a new turn to the long-running rivalry...

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The Next Victim: Twitter

Well, considering this is Twitter, where messages are broadcasted publically, there is a lesser amount of personal data that’s been spilled out in comparison to what would have happened if a website like Facebook had been hacked, but even then, the passwords and email ids being given out could...

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Plight And Flight Of Blackberry

This week two important events took place in the corporate sector. One was the launch of BlackBerry 10 OS and the other was the selling off of the Consumer Lifestyle division of Philips Electronics. While the world was eagerly waiting for the former, the latter did not come as...

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Lucid Dreams

Dreaming is something we all do, some of us get deep into figuring out what our dreams mean, while some of us just forget and never think of them ever again. It must feel like having an epiphany and then with a flash, it’s gone. Our dreams are our...

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Life On Mars?

The latest discovery came from a study of images taken by NASA's powerful Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter that revealed new evidence of a wet underground environment on the red planet. The images focused on the McLaughlin crater and the water trails in the crater.

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Innovate

Although it’s an issue that has been prevalent in the country for a long time, the recent Delhi gang rape has shocked, shaken and stirred people into taking action. We all know about the intense protests, the petitions, and the attempts at changing the mindset of people. This time,...

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New Science Policy Unveiled

the science policy which was unveiled by the Indian Science Congress at Kolkata, was met with mixed responses from the science fraternity as well as other ministries.The science policy of 2003 blatantly promised a raise in investments in science and developments with targets of improving investments from one percent...

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Evolution Of Online Gaming

Games are a part and parcel of human society and have existed for many centuries. From the gladiators of ancient Rome to Gears of War on the Xbox 360, games have proven to be an intrinsic part of our culture. A game is defined as “structured playing, usually undertaken...

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The Beautiful Night Sky

The comet, christened 2012 S1 is heading towards the Sun from outside the solar system. Currently, it is a glowing mass streaking between Saturn and Jupiter, 900 million miles away from Earth. As it draws closer to the inner solar system, pulled in by the Sun’s immense gravitational field,...

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Instagram: The Instant Loss Of Privacy

It was of course a successful marriage, a very rare thing in today’s time. After all the incidents of cyber stalking and people having their accounts hacked into and the class action suits against it, Facebook finally found its niche. And now Instagram is threatening not only that...

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Another Higgs Boson Discovered

The universe is vast. It’s so hugely, mind-bogglingly vast that, despite the tons and tons of sci-fi and alien movies set in it, there’s still so much of it to go around. Interestingly enough, the main question in scientists’ heads these days is: “How did the universe come to...

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Bagel Heading: How To Make Trends Scary

The latest trend to come out of Japan has successfully scared the world once again by being closer to crazy than cool. It’s also extremely popular. Surprisingly, this body modification process was started in Canada, and quickly became a part of the Japanese underground scene. It became highly sensationalized...

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Cloud Storage: What if it’s a Clear Day?

So how does this sound to you? Carrying all your important files and documents, anywhere and anytime you want, without having to carry any external storage devices, like hard disks, pen drives and memory cards? And that's not all, what if you could access these files on any of...

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“Curiosity” Trying to Erase the Curiosity!

Mars has always been the subject of curiosity for scientists and will continue to be because of a theory known as planetary habitability. Planetary habitability, in simple terms, is the ability that a planet has to sustain life. Scientists favour planets that have some water on its surface and this...

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The Large Hadron Collider

The recent discovery of the Higg's Boson has stirred not just the scientific community, but the whole world. Such magnified attention to a scientific discovery is quite rare, but the media attention focused on it, has brought this, and the Large Hadron Collider, which made it possible, into the...

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The Original Moonwalker: Neil Armstrong

It was a pleasant summer evening in July. The date was 21 July and the year read 1969. The clock had ran past 4 (Eastern Daylight Time) and the people on Earth were glued to their television sets, watching with enthusiasm, the black-and-white telecast of humans landing on...

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Band, Baaja and…..Chaos!

After a hectic day at work, when nothing in the world looks more appealing than the comfort of the faithful bed and pillow waiting patiently for our return, I deliberated the level of my hunger, and finally gave in to my baser instincts to stop at this homely dinner...

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Dr. Ashoke Sen makes India Proud

While India hasn’t achieved many laurels at the Olympics yet, an Indian scientist based in Allahabad bagged the biggest prize in the world of physics. Not your usual piece of news! We have heard about Indians based abroad receiving prizes in science and other fields, but seldom do we...

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An Addiction of Sorts

ASAM's past president, Dr. Michael Miller, stated, "At its core, addiction isn't just a social problem or a moral problem or a criminal problem. It's a brain problem whose behaviors manifest in all these other areas. Many behaviors driven by addiction are real problems and sometimes criminal acts. But...

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The Debunked Theory

About 750 scientists across 22 countries are housed 4,200 feet below the Earth's surface. Daily, they take part in the study of cosmic particles and its relation to physics. They are there tinkering with the Large Haydron Collider, in hopes of delving deeper into the universe and making sense...

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Between The Planets

"Between the Planets" was originally published as a series in "Blue Book" magazine in 1951 under the title, "Planets in Combat" and was serialized in "Boys' Life" magazine in 1978 as a monthly cartoon series. Scribner published the hardcover version in 1951.

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Aakash Tab: Problems and Prospects

The tablet has been designed primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, and web content. It’ll soon be manufactured in India as a low-cost device for urban, college students as an attempt to help them gain access to digital media.

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Shhh…. Its Apple

This is how Apple has made itself most valuable brand in the world. For the Apple marketing team, its not about “need” or “use”, its about EGO ! Of course, there’s the quality and monolithic design, but not everything pretty & high-tech gets sold. Motorola is the perfect example of such designs. They...

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Tunneling to the Beginning of Time

Better be not amazed when you are reading an article in a newspaper and hundred other new inventions or discoveries have been made at the same jinx of time to make an appearance in the next day’s columns. Science is progressing at a pace much faster than our pace...

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Accidental Inventions

Everybody knows that necessity is the mother of inventions. However while good inventions are so often the product of necessity, great inventions are completely accidental. Here is a list unintentional scientific achievements that too often we find ourselves taking for granted.

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Tech Support ASAP

A friend texted me the other day – if you wish to trouble someone, sue him. Both of you will get what you deserve! The conduct of a lawsuit is called litigation – in essence, it means that you bring in legal processes against someone or vice-versa or as the...

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Mobile Mania

I watched with interest, the recent IPL series. However, more distracting than constant replays and zoozoo endorsements were those intermittent SMS vote requests that kept popping up on the screen. In India cool ringtones and text messaging seems to be the 'in' thing- from the jingle of the Vedic...

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The Curious Case Of BlackBerry

From a common man to a business tycoon to the American president, there are a large number of people around the world who prefer BlackBerry. It’s because of this worldwide acceptance of BlackBerry as the best smart phone that the news of its issues has been so dominant in...

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The USB Fridge

We live in the 21st century. A world where living wireless has become a norm. Right from a mobile phone to a laptop to a pen drive, all information all data has been packaged in a manner that makes it easily portable and of multiple use.

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Spruce up your Brain health

Anita Sharma, a high-spirited teenager from Mumbai is a tennis champion and a brilliant singer who also plays the guitar and composes songs. She is an excellent orator who has won several medals in competitions. The frosting on the cake, however, is that Anita is also among the top...

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Smart Nokia E71

The E71 is yet another version of Nokia’s business smart phones emulating from the E Series line. It takes after the E61i, except that sturdier, sleeker and way better looking than its predecessor. It was love at first sight for me.

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The Volkswagen Beetle: Now runs on human waste

All of us have learnt about the importance of petrol and other fossil fuels in school. We have a limited resource of them and once used up, they will take millions of years to get replenished. Moreover, any petrol driven engine produces carbon dioxide which causes pollution, damages the...

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New Directions

Ever since the introduction of science man has never failed to progress in this world. From sun-dials to digital watches and LP’s to iPods we have come a long way. We have made life much easier and yet at the same time extremely difficult.

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The Era of 3G!

3G, created by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is the 3rd generation of wireless technology. With the evolution in technology, the world of communication has been of great advantage and the things have been pushed to their limits.

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