COMMENTARY

A colorful approach to eating with new Indian guidelines

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The new dietary guidelines released by the National Institute of Nutrition have taken a commendable approach, employing visuals such as a plate featuring various healthy food groups on the first page, and concluding with a detailed...

Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi’s death and the impact on the international world order

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In April, in one of the discussions at St. Antony’s College at Oxford University, I asked the question from the invited speaker, whether the Gaza war will be the key milestone for transformation of...

Compassion can produce better performance

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Compassion is a mental attitude or an orientation toward suffering that contains four components. It is not a hobby or something you do when you are in a good mood, well-fed, or among your...

China and the US should not go to war

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The US has no Plan B, says Professor Radhika Desai, Director of the Geopolitical Economy Research Group, University of Manitoba, on the YouTube Thinkers Forum on 25 January 2024. She goes over paradigm shifts in 2023 on America's...

India election seems less serious as voter turnout slumps in second phase

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This election increasingly looks more and more curious, less and less serious. The absence of substance in this election is probably one of the reasons for the low voting percentage. With the heat also...

Addressing escalating discontent among medical professionals will strengthen the healthcare system in India

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In a march to Rajghat, a few months ago, doctors articulated 13 long-standing demands. While these demands are not novel, the accumulation of system anomalies, mishandling by various stakeholders, and a history of inaction has...

An era of great misunderstanding of China

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The recent San Francisco rapport between US President Joe Biden and China’s President Xi Jinping has resulted in a flurry of fence-mending visits to Beijing by top US officials, including Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.  It has also made possible for Commander of the US Pacific Fleet,...

China’s competitiveness and American badmouthing

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The latest campaign of the United States against China is the charge that China has excess capacity in a range of manufactured goods and so should restrain its exports. The truth is simpler. China and other countries of East Asia...

Save the elephant

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Few time ago, a Barasingha strayed into a field in Panchkula. She ate a ball of wheat only to find it was a homemade bomb and her jaw and throat were blasted off. Passersby saw...

How the right foods may lead to a healthier gut

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The gut comprises our gastrointestinal tract and includes the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Primarily, it digests, absorbs, and excretes nutrients and thus it is very important to maintain a healthy gut. There are many...