Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia Universit...
At Global Kids, the kids didn't judge where you grew up and didn't judge where you were from. They saw a bright future ahead of them, and all of them, in their own way, felt that they could shape it.
Big data has the ability to improve the provision of public services, enable governments to spend taxpayers' monies more efficiently, and advance societies forward. But, what exactly is BIG data?
Universities should harness the organizational power of fraternities to disseminate rape prevention education. All-male fraternities across the country must be reformed, rather than eliminated, enlisted rather than vilified.
Two seemingly unrelated items of medical news: Ebola is devastating West Africa and may spread around the world, and the entertaining ice bucket challenge has raised $115 million for ALS research. The linkage is that both diseases have needed and still need medical research. So do hundreds of other diseases and conditions.
By turning inward, we come to understand ourselves better and this personal, inner transformation directly affects our external life situation. That being said, this could make for one massive ripple effect.
There is one area of education where we are still stuck in the middle ages -- and it's having an increasingly deleterious effect on our society. For lack of a better term, sex education, is a too often ignored area of study and it's high time we had a candid discussion about it.
Negotiating from a position of strength -- economic and environmental -- provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. to use the evidence of our domestic success to drive other countries to address the global challenge of climate change.
Thiel's talk heavily focused on the concept of zero-to-one innovations -- revolutionary inventions like the first airplane or home computer, which require "intensive, vertical, zero-to-one progress" -- and how to get there.
The son of an engineer, it would seem no big surprise that Shree followed in his father's footsteps but that wasn't necessarily the plan. "He never sa...
Benjamin Moe, 21-year-old co-founder and editor-in-chief of Table Talk, sneaks about the dimly lit corridors of a coal factory in rural Jaipur, tacking CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to the factory's rusty insides.
Women used to wear corsets under their dresses which were very heavy, required assistance for dressing, and permanently altered the locations of a woman's organs. Bloomer advocated for a looser top, a skirt that stopped at the knee, with a pair of pants worn under the skirts.
How can markets be made efficient when people aren't? Apparent market failures are often attributed to individuals making apparent 'irrational' decisions. However, I argue that markets can be made more efficient when creating environments for individuals that aid their decision-making.
One way to make a serious difference in suicide prevention is to change and expand the way we talk about suicide.
This crisis needs a compassionate response from every city and our entire nation. I shudder when I see the angry outbursts about these helpless children coming from some communities.
The way James Brown saw it, the hardships in his life -- born in a shotgun shack in the woods, abandoned by his mother, spending days as a child picking cotton under the hot sun, troubles with the law, substance abuse issues, the betrayal of friends and business associates -- were not disadvantages, but rather, sacred consecrations.