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Subir Ghosh

  • Fault lines: Talk of rights and become the enemy of the State

    In a milieu where bedlam and mutual suspicion hold discourse to ransom, it is difficult not only to find voices of sanity, it is as challenging to remain circumspect oneself. One invariably ends up believing not the truth, but what suits one’s own predilections and narratives. It is this unsettling...

    Monday, 16 June 2014 - 9:49am
  • Hospitals begin the social media treatment

    At a time when an increasing number of decisions made by consumers are being based on recommendations that gush forth from social media, hospitals cannot remain untouched, or for that matter shy away.  Hospitals en masse are not really getting there yet, but some have started taking small, furtive...

    Saturday, 14 June 2014 - 3:00pm
  • In the heart of darkness

    The anti-corruption protests of 2011, if not anything, were an outpouring of anger that people harbour against politicians. Probably, more against the regime that ruled India at the time. The agitation, that spawned the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), was simplistic to the point of being infantile. The anti...

    Monday, 19 May 2014 - 5:15am
  • Karnataka government doesn't want you to see this report

    An official study that was meant to look at the way environmental clearances in Karnataka were given out in the last 10 years has turned out to be a virtual indictment of the entire process itself. There is not a single project which has got the top two grades in the rankings that were compiled by...

    Monday, 12 May 2014 - 1:30pm
  • Painting in words: An interview with Vikrant Pande

    After making a laudable debut with his English translation of Marathi writer Ranjit Desai's novel on painter Raja Ravi Varma, writer Vikrant Pande has his hands full with new works for translation. In this interview with dna, he discusses his experiences and the finer nuances of this literary...

    Monday, 14 April 2014 - 5:09am
  • Lok Sabha elections: Narendra Ghate, on designing a sense of participation in the poll process

    The ability to cast a ballot is often a given. But can one make the entire voting process a bit more pleasant? How can we encourage more people to cast their votes? Are there more efficient ways that can be introduced to improve voting practices? Can 'service design' play a role in this? A leading...

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 7:42am
  • On designing a sense of participation in the poll process

    The ability to cast a ballot is often a given. But can one make the entire voting process a bit more pleasant? How can we encourage more people to cast their votes? Are there more efficient ways that  can be introduced to improve voting practices? Can 'service design' play a role in this? A leading...

    Sunday, 6 April 2014 - 9:14pm
  • Memoirs of another day

    It's taken him more than 30 years to chronicle the experiences he underwent as a strapping, young IAS officer. It had anyway been a long haul for him from the beginning itself, quite literally at that — from getting his bags packed in home Kerala to travelling all the way to farflung, landlocked...

    Thursday, 3 April 2014 - 4:14am
  • This app will let your family know that you've met with an accident

    Hi-tech times call for hi-tech solutions. That's the impression one would get from Bosch's innovations that are geared towards minimising road accidents in the country.

    Monday, 31 March 2014 - 6:43pm
  • Climate engineering is, er, not working

    There is only so much that technology can do, and arresting climate change is not one of them, claims a research

    Monday, 3 March 2014 - 7:53pm