Historians tell us the general idea for daylight saving time was first written about in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin while in France.
Since the early 1900s, the world celebrates International Women's Day each March. In the earlier years, there was not much to "celebrate." Today, there is. The past three decades have witnessed real progress towards gender equity.
March 8 is an important day in the calendar, but it is rendered meaningless by the grim reality that India is still a state where the rights of women remain vastly unequal; where institutions work to assist those who have money and influence, but remain utterly impervious to the misery of millions of women.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014 How unusua...
Siddharth Varadarajan is a friend and journalistic colleague. He's been a longtime commentator on current affairs, and until not so long ago he was ed...
In the India of today, anything that is "alternative," or takes an unconventional look at history, biography or mythology (among other things) becomes unacceptable to some fanatical group or the other.
Nearly 90 percent of people in Bihar live in rural areas, where UNDP reports, the poverty rate is nearly 56 percent.
His success in reviving India's handloom industry emboldened Nair to launch an export business. He invented "Bleeding Madras" textiles -- which became the rage in the United States -- and also sparked what would become a multibillion-dollar garment export industry.
ictoria believes that autistic children are powerful souls who have diminished themselves in a body gone wrong; that they are the very best of us come here to teach. They are angels.
The social trading platform which integrates global equities trading with social listening, has received strong buy-ins from various academic, research and financial services institutions across Asia.
Large-scale events, such as international conferences and sports competitions, that take place in cities in emerging countries present both an opportunity and a danger.
The Plum Magnetic's most recent record, Terra Animata, sounds larger than their four members. Infusing sonic sounds of classical Hindustani with American roots music, their vibe has a calming effect. They have weaved a tapestry together of classical tracks.
Emerging market consumers exist in environments in which institutions designed to protect the economic and political interests of individuals are relatively immature.
Abe blessed me with his mentoring -- how many journalists and writers are so fortunate? He taught me, most of all, about the power of words. He taught me the art of story telling.
Why give work? The opportunities we provide to the under-resourced are transformative. Here are five reasons to give work rather than aid.
The Pollination Project gives $1,000 away, every day, to change-makers all over the world who are creating more peaceful, just and sustainable communi...