Monthly archives: March 2017

He gave up life in America to save India's babies

Ratul Narain was born and brought up in America. As a child he travelled the world. He studied at an Ivy League college like Stanford. He worked for an organisation like Johnson & Johnson. And he gave it all up to move to India and reduce infant mortality, especially in rural areas, by putting his skills as a biomechanical engineer with expertise in economics and cultural anthropology to the best […]

Islam will become largest religion in the world if current demographic trends continue: Pew report

A new report by Pew Research Centre has said that Islam will become the largest religion in the world by 2050 if the current demographic trends continue. The report also said that Muslims form the fastest-growing religious group in the world. From 2010 to 2050, their population is estimated to grow by 73 percent, according to the report. It also said that West Asia is home to only 20 percent […]

Film Review: Logan

A fitting requiem to the most recognisable X-Man, James Mangold’s Logan gives the towering Hugh Jackman a vast canvas for his swansong. In the film, Logan, better known as the hirsute, iron-clawed Wolverine, is much weakened and weathered but no less violent. This curtain call spares no punches, but it does so with an emotional undercurrent. The year is 2029. Mutants have been all but eradicated or banished from North […]

Spirituality: Learn how to meditate in six easy steps

The complexities of urban life leave us completely exhausted. We are taxed not just physically but mentally too. Our health deteriorates as we spare little time for ourselves and our well-being. In order to get control of our body, mind and soul, it is important to squeeze some time out of our busy schedules to unwind and relax. And the best way to claim good health and mind is to […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: Is The GDP Number Too Good To Be True?

India’s gross domestic product for the third quarter rose to 7%. This was perhaps one of the most waited for GDP numbers. In the wake of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes late last year, one of the biggest concerns was the potential impact on the country’s growth. Most analyst and economists had expected a significant dent in the overall growth numbers. Though GDP expanded at the lowest […]

Trump delays travel ban, Iraq likely to be exempted

The Trump administration is expected to drop Iraq from the list of Muslim-majority nations to be impacted by a travel ban that the president was to sign into effect on Wednesday, but didn’t, along with several other substantive changes from the previous executive order that had been put on hold by a federal court. The new order is likely to exempt existing visa holders from the listed countries — the […]

Apple's $5 billion campus will officially open in April - and you'll be able to visit

Apple has officially announced that its new $5 billion (£4 billion) campus will be open to employees from April. The Silicon Valley tech giant said that it will take over six months to move more than 12,000 staff to the new campus, which is set on a 175-acre site. The ring-shaped facility, which Apple is now calling “Apple Park,” is several months behind schedule. Construction on the main building and […]

The Untold Story of C. B. Muthamma, India’s First Woman IFS Officer and Ambassador

Over the years, India has had several woman diplomats, ambassadors and high commissioners who have done stints in countries like the USA, China, Spain, Sri Lanka, Australia, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Qatar, Switzerland, Serbia, Russia, Slovakia and Ghana. We’ve also had two women Foreign Secretaries – Chokila Iyer and Nirupama Roy – who were highly respected for their tough stance and unflappable poise during their years of distinguished service. It’s a far […]

Hard work more powerful than Harvard: PM Modi mocks Amartya Sen over demonetization criticism

Mocking economists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “hard work is more powerful than Harvard” as the latest GDP data shows demonetization did not affect growth rate, rather the figures improved. “On the one hand are those (critics of note ban) who talk of what people at Harvard say and on the other hand is a poor man’s son who through his hard work is trying to improve the economy,” he […]

The Obamas could earn more than $200 million in the next 15 years

Being president of the United States is perhaps the most powerful job on earth — and being a former US president can be one of the most lucrative. With book deals, speaking engagements, and a government pension, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama stand to earn as much as $242.5 million in the next 15 years, according to research from the Kogod School of Business at American […]