Pointers to contemporary politics, different kinds of critics, media narratives and why writing is a bad idea from a literature festival
Category : big-ideas
In his keynote speech at the 19th Polestar Awards function, an annual award for excellence in journalism, Azim Premji draws on his vast experience in education and philanthropy to talk about what needs to be done to improve public education in India
What started out as an intellectually stimulating event has degenerated into a series of shallow performances
It looks inevitable technology companies will outrun the theories of the Nobel Prize winner in Economics. And that is a frightening thought
Does God exist? Is eating meat ethical? What about systems like Aadhaar? What about questions like these? A century after Einstein thought a hypothesis to explain the nature of space and time, it stands proven, and has been awarded the Nobel Prize. How may he take these questions on?
We have to deal with complexity—and for that we need space
Daniel Kahneman, grandfather of behavioural economics, talks about how the field came to be and the impact it has had
We live in polarised times. It leaves no room for middle ground. Either you’re good or bad. There is no room for nuance or discourse. What a pity!
A meeting between the state government and the people in Jaipur demonstrates how a little thought to the format of a meeting can make a significant difference
The pro-privacy debate has become an anti-Aadhaar stance. Are we missing the forest for the trees?