Is China’s Fast-Growing Economy Headed for a Crash?

Will the Chinese economy continue its torrid pace of growth and overtake the U.S.'s top status? Or is it a bubble destined to burst, taking the world economy down with it? Paul Solman interviews a highly-respected China "bull" and a prominent China "bear" as part of his ongoing Making Sen$e project. … [Read more...]

Do we think because we exist or we exist because we think?

Am I what I think?  Do I exist because I think?  Or do I think because I exist?  Have we taken the role of thought to ridiculous extremes?A seeker inquires about the thinking process and if we create what we think. Sadhguru replies that applying too much importance on thought is an unhealthy way to approach life. Feature Image Credit: Steven Parker … [Read more...]

Scientific Breakthrough: After Antibiotics have wiped your digestive bacteria, cure is injecting someone’s poop into your digestive tract

Here is an interesting situation - bizarre one really.We use anti-biotics for a lot of infections.  These anti-biotics, along with decimating the bacteria that is harmful, goes further and gets rid of bacteria in the digestive tract as well.  Great!  Right?  Naah!!  The bacteria in the digestive tract that we have actually keeps us alive.  The millions and millions of them.Many people who take anti-biotic treatments have been found to develop Clostridium difficile infections.  What is this?   … [Read more...]

When women do better, economies do better: IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde

If equality, respect and inclusiveness are on the agenda, the economies will fare better, it's now a proven fact, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director at IMF, said at the WEF meet. … [Read more...]

Vishwaroopam ban portends something far beyond “Cultural Terrorism” – a Jehadi takeover of Tamil Polity

Vishwaroopam is the most expensive movie ever made in India.  Its produced by Raaj Kamal Films International; Chandra Haasan; and Kamal Haasan and Directed by Kamal Hassan.  The film is being produced in three languages simultaneously: Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.The film has been banned in Tamil Nadu by the State Government because of protests of the Islamic organizations.  The release was stayed until January 28th, by the Madras High Court.  In a rather weird judgment, the Madras High Court judge … [Read more...]