From the title of the piece, if you have already assumed that this is going to be yet another entertaining article on pollution-control during Diwali, then please stop reading right away, as your time is […]
The largest land mammal to walk this Earth, the majestic elephant has always been a symbol of national pride and integral to India’s rich culture and heritage. However, Asian elephants as well as their African […]
Leadership has acquired interesting dimensions in this era of post-truth where public opinions are shaped more by subjective perceptions than by objective realities.
The Oxford dictionary defines post-truth as an adjective ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’.
In this brave new world the distinction between truth and falsehood often gets blurred; between black and white there are ample shades of gray.
Thus, we find leaders making assertions, which are not absolute truths, but too benign to be termed lies either. Brexit and the US elections 2016 are burning examples of alternative facts impacting the masses and shaping the future of nations.
When we talk about Bangalore, we think about a city with beautiful lakes and landscapes, beautiful atmosphere and its culture driven modernity. Bangalore is also referred as Silicon Valley of India and we all love it for all the right reasons. I mean, why wouldn’t we?
Apart from city’s beautiful wildlife and green preserved landscape, Bangalore might become inhabitable soon due to the extreme water pollution. Scientists say that due to urbanization, the city is facing