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Why you should lose your temper at work

Sometimes. And without throwing anything

Anger is far too objectionable to be celebrated with a special day of its own. (Unsplash)
Published on Jun 09, 2024 08:00 AM IST
The Economist

How B Nagendra’s resignation is a significant setback for the Karnataka Congress

The Karnataka Congress, which once protested against BJP's alleged corruption, now finds itself embroiled in a multi-crore scandal.

Karnataka scheduled tribes welfare and youth empowerment and sports department minister B Nagendra tenders resignation from his ministerial post to chief minister Siddaramaiah, in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 09, 2024 07:45 AM IST

Why humour is the safety valve of a vibrant democracy

Political leaders often take themselves too seriously, but the Indian electorate has a sharp sense of humour, as seen in the explosion of memes on social media

Election Results 2024 memes An X user shared this meme amid the counting of votes. (X/@iamjavedjhan_07)
Published on Jun 09, 2024 07:30 AM IST

Book Box | The difficulty of raising children in virtual and real worlds

The Anxious Generation by Jonathon Haidt raises questions about the best ways to raise healthy and happy children in both the virtual and the real worlds.

The Anxious Generation(Sonya Dutta Choudhury)
Published on Jun 09, 2024 01:23 AM IST

Why Big Cats matter for biodiversity and climate

By protecting big cats, we don’t just save these predators but also safeguard the intricate web of biodiversity within their ecosystems

Meet the snow leopard, inhabiting the mountains in some of the harshest conditions on the planet (HT)
Published on Jun 08, 2024 11:49 PM IST

Mediation matters: A need for more women

The new government must eliminate institutional barriers for women mediators. A key step is ensuring adequate funding and training.

Thane, India - May ,20, 2024: Womens participating in the voting process at a polling station in Thane
A womans voter appears for voting at a polling station at road no 22 in thane ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on, Monday, May,20, 2024. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Published on Jun 08, 2024 11:45 PM IST

The old order changeth, yielding place to new?

The key question is can Modi, temperamentally and psychologically, adjust to the very different circumstances he now faces as PM?

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd before his speech, after staking claim to form the new union government as he was elected for his third term following the country's general election, at the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on June 7, 2024. Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people of India on June 7, for returning him to power after he was invited to form a new government by President Droupadi Murmu. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jun 08, 2024 11:43 PM IST

In a tale of two nations, a case of shared values

Legacy and contemporary pragmatism can and must combine in South Africa. There are lessons for India as well

Former South African president Nelson Mandela is seen with KR Narayanan and AB Vajpayee after he received the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize. (HT files/Arvind Yadav)
Published on Jun 08, 2024 11:40 PM IST

Negotiating tense ties with neighbour China key area of focus for new NDA govt

Challenges posed by the fraught ties with China and concerns over Beijing’s actions in the Indo-Pacific will remain one of the priorities in foreign policy

File photo of a man walking inside a conference room, used for meetings between military commanders of China and India, on the Indian side of the Indo-China border at Bumla in Arunachal Pradesh in November 2009.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 08, 2024 08:30 AM IST

How can firms pass on tacit knowledge?

The problem of knowing what your co-workers know

Most organisations do not routinely blast into orbit or wait a century for customer feedback(Pixabay)
Published on Jun 08, 2024 08:30 AM IST
The Economist

Through a traveller's eyes: How Ladakh has transformed over the years

With Ladakhis giving both the BJP and the Congress a miss in the recent election, they seem determined to find a unique way to address their pressing problems

A Buddhist monk looks out to a snow-covered mountain range from Thiksay Monastery some 22 Km (13 miles) from Leh in the Indian Union territory of Ladakh on April 19, 2024. BUDDHISM (Photo by Mohd Arhaan ARCHER / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jun 08, 2024 08:15 AM IST
By | Edited by Anish Yande

Lok Sabha election results reveal critical ground shifts in Northeast India

The Northeast mirrors the fair mix of gains and losses made by both the ruling party and the newly stitched opposition alliance across the country.

People stand in a queue to cast their votes as voting starts in the first phase of India's general election at a polling station at Nagaon district, in the country's northeastern state of Assam on April 19, 2024. (Photo by Biju BORO / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jun 08, 2024 08:00 AM IST

Painting lived realities: How Philadelphia became the mural capital of the world

Known as the ‘Mural Capital of the World’, this city sports over 4,000 colourful works of street art, which grew from an iconic movement

The Promise of Biotechnology’ mural is a complex collage where you see scientific study visualised in the form of a student reading a book and a health worker in uniform( Philadelphia Convention & Visitor Bureau/ J Ryan)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 10:46 AM IST
ByKiran Mehta

BJP under Modi: Politics as building party and nation

The election result should definitely lead the party to find the fault lines. It is more capable of self-correction than any other party in the country

**EDS: SCREENSHOT VIA** Mathurapur: BJP supporters during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign rally for Lok Sabha polls, in Mathurapur, West Bengal, Wednesday, May 29, 2024. (PTI Photo) (PTI05_29_2024_000068B)(PTI)
Published on Jun 07, 2024 10:10 PM IST

Missing women MPs in the new Lok Sabha

Despite remaining largely a boys’ club, a new generation of young and feisty women are set to enter Parliament

Geniben Thakor with Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 07, 2024 10:07 PM IST

Young MP faces the challenge of restoring Kairana’s reputation

Iqra Hasan, 27, explained that she contested the election on the issues of employment, inflation, and higher education, especially for girls

Iqra Hasan defeated BJP’s sitting MP Pradeep Choudhary by a margin of 69,116 votes. (Sourced)
Published on Jun 07, 2024 09:58 PM IST
ByS Raju

The jolt that UP gave to the BJP

Mandal 2.0 and anger over jobs cost the party seats, scuttling its hopes of a simple majority

Supporters of Samajwadi Party and Congress at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh. (AP/Representative)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 07, 2024 09:27 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Preneet Kaur’s defeat could mean the end of Patiala’s royal era

Congress and AAP had fielded their best bets for the Patiala seat to take on Kaur. Instead of trying new faces, both AAP and Congress fielded local heavyweights

Patiala, May 29 (ANI): BJP candidate from Patiala Parliament Constituency, Preneet Kaur addresses a roadshow for the Lok Sabha elections, in Patiala on Wednesday.. (ANI Photo)(Rajesh Sachar)
Published on Jun 07, 2024 08:35 PM IST

When our loved ones come of age: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

As our lives intersect less and less with our ageing parents, the worst thing we can do is take away their agency. Let them lead the way.

The 2017 film Victoria and Abdul explores the relationship between an ageing queen and her Indian Muslim Urdu teacher.
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 10:05 PM IST

When acid meets milk: Swetha Sivakumar on paneer’s origin story

Add acid to milk and expect turbulence, as the proteins separate from water forming a smooth, crumbly slab of paneer.

. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 10:08 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

The rebel sounds of the Sahara: Sanjoy Narayan on desert blues

Tishoumaren is a genre marked by the struggles of an ethnic community’s attempts to assert its identity.

A scene from the music video for Imouhar (Tuareg for brother or comrade), a song from Mdou Moctar’s latest album Funeral for Justice, which has themes of political strife, rebellion and protest.
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 10:07 PM IST

Hitting the right notes: How protests have shaped our lives

We enjoy our rights today because, at some point in history, someone demanded that they be granted to us. A look at what makes a protest successful.

In India, wrestlers who were protesting against a wrestling federation chief who was accused of sexual harassment, were manhandled and dragged away from their protest site in Delhi. The Women’s March on Washington in 2017 saw thousands of women taking to the streets the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the US president. Irom Sharmila, who went on a 16-year hunger strike against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Manipur. (HT Archives, Getty images, AP, Reuters)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 10:10 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

Unrooted: Read an exclusive excerpt from Erin Zimmerman’s memoir

The evolutionary biologist’s book is her response to being edged out of a highly competitive career. What will it take for academia to be kinder to caregivers?

Updated on Jun 07, 2024 10:00 PM IST
ByErin Zimmerman

Read the exclusive retelling of a fairytale from And They Lived…Ever After

In the story, Rapunzel and the People of Companara, the author weaves in her own experiences of living with disability to reimagine a familiar tale

Updated on Jun 07, 2024 09:56 PM IST
BySoumita Basu

Mathematics for Ladies: Read exclusive poems on women in science

Take a look at three hilarious and heart-breaking poems from the book of verses on historical women in STEM

Updated on Jun 08, 2024 03:07 PM IST
ByJessy Randall

Desi odyssey: Why Kalki 2898 AD dreams big

With Kalki 2898 AD, Nag Ashwin attempts sci-fi like never before. It’s got A-listers, new-age tech, and a story that’s distinctly Indian.

Kalki 2898 AD, with its star-studded cast including Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan, follows the story of a bounty hunter played by Prabhas.
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 10:06 PM IST

Zooming in...and zoning out: Can AI help with video call fatigue?

The memes are true: Virtual meetings are leading to boredom, fatigue, stress. AI now offers hacks: Summaries, transcription, better sound. Can tech bail us out?

There are simply too many meetings in our calendars: some that are endless, others without agenda and still more filled with tech glitches that have sparked a frenzy of memes.
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 10:03 PM IST

Retell therapy: See how new narratives featuring women are taking shape

Stories of women that were rarely being told are now in the spotlight. Poems, photos, fables are exploring new landscapes infused with fresh perspectives

. (Illustration: Rahul Krishnan)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 09:52 PM IST
ByAnesha George

Read an exclusive excerpt from the book The Ten Percent Thief

Lavanya Lakshminarayan’s debut novel explores a Bengaluru of the future, which is now ruled by a technocratic caste system. An excerpt.

Read an exclusive excerpt from the book The Ten Percent Thief
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 10:16 PM IST
ByLavanya Lakshminarayan

Gaming the system: A Wknd interview with author Lavanya Lakshminarayan

The 35-year-old is the second Indian to be nominated for the Arthur C Clarke Award. ‘It’s all just a social experiment,’ the former game developer says.

Lavanya Lakshminarayan has been building imagined worlds for over a decade. In her first job, in 2011, she worked with California-based videogame developer Zynga, designing side quests in their games, fleshing out characters, and helping design plotlines and gameplay.
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 10:13 PM IST
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