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Melanie P Kumar

  • Humanity is threatened by information overload

    One of the greatest malaises of this century is the daily information overload that an average person has to deal with. With the advent of the Internet, one is never free of information to read and digest, be it from e-mails, blogs, special interest group mails not to mention social media. Add to...

    Friday, 21 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Measuring life through “Likes” on Facebook!

    Whilst one may sing paeans to the Internet and its contribution to knowledge and a global world, I am yet to be convinced about Facebook! The first jolt about this social media website was the discovery that it was manipulating its users by testing their emotions. Surprisingly, Facebook got off...

    Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 5:00am
  • Politicians are too pompous for their own good

    It was surprising to learn about Jaya Bachchan’s recent comment in Parliament. She turned her ire on Radio Jockeys who crack jokes at the expense of MPs. A couple of Parliamentarians supported her demand for action against these jockeys.

    Monday, 18 August 2014 - 9:00am
  • Cold, hard logic cannot be the response to a tragedy

    It is hard to say when the mind is ruled by emotion and when it is logic that seems to dominate it. Is there a hard and fast rule for functioning at one's optimum level when one is logical or when one is emotional? This becomes even harder when you are a woman and when emotions layer your logic. At...

    Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 6:00am