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Indra P Narang

  • Demographic dividend or population bomb? Only time will tell

    It took a hundred thousand years for humans to reach their 1 billion mark in the year 1800.

    Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 5:00am
  • Winner-takes-all culture can destroy the fabric of society

    We frequently read news that a student from one of the premier tech or business schools has been hired for a salary running into crores. Such an event should be a cause of concern for us rather than celebration. It compels us to ponder over a phenomenon our society is increasingly witnessing these...

    Thursday, 29 January 2015 - 5:00am
  • The planet is doomed due to rising consumption levels

    Indus Valley Civilization (also known as Harrapan civilization) flourished from approximately 3300 BC to 1300 BC (for almost two thousand years) in a large area from north-west India extending up-to Afghanistan; then it disappeared in a span of just few years. Earlier, historians believed that this...

    Thursday, 4 December 2014 - 5:00am
  • Dynasties in politics keep our country backward

    In the year 1775, US Congress commissioned George Washington to take command of Continental Army to fight and drive out British forces. After a conclusive victory in 1783, Washington presented himself before the Congress and resigned his commission. He left Annapolis, the capital, and went to Mount...

    Monday, 6 October 2014 - 5:05am
  • The poor more credit-worthy than the filthy rich

    The first document Chandrababu Naidu signed after being sworn in as the Chief Minister of Seemandhra on June 8, 2014, was a loan waiver to the farmers to the tune of Rs54,000 crore. This was a pre-election promise that had to be fulfilled. We know of several instances of politicians doling out...

    Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 5:00am
  • State has shied away from providing quality education

    For almost 500 years, Vedic hymns were never written. It’s not that the written script of the language had not developed but there was fear that the written text would fall in the hands of undesirable people and the monopoly over this knowledge would be lost. So, an elaborate system was devised to...

    Saturday, 10 May 2014 - 6:00am
  • By god, it's a lucrative business and tax-free too

    Oh! A statue under another giant tree located at the busy crossroads. I noticed this while going for my morning walk and instantly knew that placing the statue would be followed by construction of walls and boundary, converting the place into a temple. I felt a strong impulse to pick up the statue...

    Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 6:05am
  • India's insatiable appetite for the yellow metal

    Indra P NarangNo day passes without a story in the media about the customs in Mumbai and some other international airport in the country catching travellers trying to smuggle gold into the country. These passengers hide their gold in all kinds of cavities — natural or man-made — be it in their...

    Saturday, 29 March 2014 - 1:55pm