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It would up quality of care for patients and be a relief to family members.
Long ago (late 1970s) I was a student in the US doing Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. A very popular program on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) channel was Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A personal voyag...
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It doesn't rain much in Phaltan, a municipality in Satara district, Maharashtra. But when we arrive in the last weekend of May, a short shower renders the landscape a deeper shade of green. With the coconut trees in the distance and lush acres of sugarcane, tomato and guava fields carpeting the otherwise parched earth, we get a glimpse of just how abundant this land could be.
Online shopping, for long the province of urban India, is being discovered in rural areas around the country. However for such e-commerce to take place it is necessary to have a good internet connection, the ability to sift through the various items offered and the wherewithal to zero in on the best items by Googling them and comparing their prices and specifications across vendors. I find that the rural population is learning this search-and-pick process at amazing speed...
In January this year the major agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos was a discussion on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR). It is already underway in some advanced economies, and there are fears that it will be very disruptive and create huge unemployment. The Davos meeting was meant to discuss and allay these fears. However, I feel that the Fourth Industrial Revolution for developing countries can in fact produce more employment and benefits. Here is how.
Last week I visited Lucknow. What I saw was an extremely congested, very noisy and, in some places, very dirty city. How I long for my Lucknow of the 1960s.