Author Archives: Loknath Das

7 Blogging Ideas For When You’re Stuck, Tired, and Can’t Write a Thing

Every year, I greet January with new resolutions. Often, I never end up fulfilling them. But that doesn’t stop me from making new ones every year. One of the resolutions I made at the start of 2017 – one I thought would be easy to keep – was to write a blog post every week on WordPress. Easy, right? But ... Read More »

Trump FY18 request offers plus-up for technology programs

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2018 budget requests $574.5 billion in base funding with another $64.6 billion in wartime supplemental funding, with a focus on near-term readiness over long-term modernization. The budget is largely in line with work that begun under the Obama administration, a result of both logistics – budget planning began more than a year ago for ... Read More »

How Trump’s Budget Would Weaken Public Health

First things first: The White House’s budget is not law, nor will its latest iteration likely become law. President Trump’s proposal, released to the public Tuesday, is instead a signaling of his administration’s priorities—which congressional Republicans will likely ignore or heavily edit when they negotiate their own figures. Still, as has been said ad nauseam since Trump’s initial funding blueprint ... Read More »

Putting kitchen gadgets to the test to see which really work

Testing out which kitchen gadgets will really save you time in the kitchen. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A way to save time and money in the kitchen is something we’d all love. There are entire stores dedicated to gadgets that promise to get it done. There are literally dozens of options to choose from. Most are under $10 and all ... Read More »

Leaky Gaming Season Continues With Glimpse Of Mario-Rabbids Switch Crossover

A leaked image of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, which shows iconic Nintendo characters such as Mario and Princess Peach using what appear to be laser guns while the Rabbids characters dress up like Luigi, Peach and Yoshi. Image via Comicbook.com. The gaming internet was agog today over what appear to be leaked marketing images of an upcoming Super Mario ... Read More »

Saurabh Agrawal is the Tata Sons’ Chief Finance Officer

Tata Sons has roped in Aditya Birla Group strategy head Saurabh Agrawal as Group Chief Financial Officer of the salt-to-software conglomerate. Mr. Agarwal, a veteran investment banker with two decades of capital markets experience, will join Tata Sons with effect from July 2017, has worked on the multi-billion dollar Vodafone merger with Idea Cellular and the acquisition of Jaypee Group ... Read More »

We’ll Be Live-Blogging The Twin Peaks Premiere

It’s been 26 years since Mark Frost and David Lynch’s surreal serial drama Twin Peaks last had a new episode on television. That’s so long ago that MTV was still playing music videos from time to time. We’d only had one President Bush, and anything you wanted to know about a TV series you’d have to get from reading magazines ... Read More »

Meet Punjab PSEB Class 10 topper Shruti Vohra: Check top three rank holders here

In this year’s Punjab Class 10 board results, Shruti Vohra, a student of Ropar’s DAV Public Senior Secondary School topped with flying colours! Meet Punjab PSEB Class 10 topper Shruti Vohra: Check top three rank holders here RELATED STORIES E-texbook launched for Haryana school students DU Admissions 2017: Helpline launched for African students, admission deadline extended to increase enrollment Bhagavad ... Read More »

MoS Finance confirms July 1 roll out of ‘all-inclusive’ GST

BAREILLY (UTTAR PRADESH): Following up from the meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council on May 18 and 19, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar said the stage is set for the scheduled roll out of the GST Bill on July 1st. “After the meeting which took place in Srinagar last week, it is safe to say ... Read More »

Time to work on education

In my last post I promised to share some ideas on how the plight of the unemployed might be addressed, emphasising that education and skills training can play a vital role in easing this rapidly escalating problem.  The urgency of our need to find solutions cannot be overstated, particularly in light of the recent explosion in violence against women. Read ... Read More »