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Opinion | The role of finance commissions in sustainable development

Irrespective of controversies around the remit of 15th Finance Commission (FC), it is evident from its terms of reference that the government wants it to play a key role in fostering sustainable development in India. Indeed, constitutional status and the ability to suggest far-reaching reforms on financing, allocation and use of funds by three tiers of governance makes the central ... Read More »

Couple dangerously hangs out of a moving train for the perfect Instagram photo

A glamorous travel blogging couple have been slammed for dangling precariously out of a moving train in Sri Lanka for an Instagram photo. Influencers Raquel and Miguel, from Portugal, posted the daring shot to their 200,000 followers on the social media site — and fans are calling the act “irresponsible”. Instagrammers Raquel and Miguel from the @explorerssaurus_ account have been ... Read More »

5 Best Gaming Monitors Under $200 Of 2019

Best Gaming Monitors Under 200 – RTINGS.comRTINGS.COM We buy our own products and put them under the same testing methodology so that you can easily compare them. Unlike most websites, we do not get our products directly from the manufacturers, which means our units aren’t handpicked and actually represent what you would buy yourself. We spend a lot of time ... Read More »

Pranav Mistry of Samsung explains how technology will keep changing with time

Pranav Mistry of Samsung, one of the speakers at the 44th IAA World Congress Kochi, opened his session on how he had been enjoying his days in Kochi — the sea and the food. Talking on the future of mobiles and wearable information technology, Mistry, Head, Think Tank Team and Global Vice-President, Research, Samsung, spoke about his role at the ... Read More »

13 Go-To Sources Of Inspiration For Creative Blogging

Drawing eyes to your company can be done through many different means, but one of the most effective ways to drive traffic to your page is by blogging regularly and frequently. Once viewers see what you have to offer, they may keep coming back, recommending your site to others and sharing your content, which gets new eyes on your site. ... Read More »

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: President Right to Call for Expanded Education Freedom

In tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Donald J. Trump reaffirmed his commitment to expanding education freedom and empowering every student with opportunities to learn where and how works best. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the President’s remarks: “Too many American students are far too limited by the current education ‘system’ that assigns ... Read More »

What I’ve Learned In 10 Years of Youth Sports Blogging

As it happens, New Year’s Eve 2018 is the 10th anniversary of the premiere of this blog, which I called Your Kid’s Not Going Pro when I started it as an independent site. So here is how I started: The title of this blog (“Your Kid’s Not Going Pro,” in case you hadn’t figured that out) sounds bitter and dream-killing, but ... Read More »

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are sweet, starchy root vegetables that are grown worldwide (1). They come in a variety of sizes and colors—including orange, white and purple—and are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Not to mention, they provide a number of health benefits and are easy to add to your diet. Here are 6 surprising health benefits of sweet potatoes. ... Read More »

“The Linux of social media”—How LiveJournal pioneered (then lost) blogging

Last April, famed writer and hero-murderer George R.R. Martin announced that he was hoisting his ancient blog from his moldering LiveJournal onto his personal website. For casual Game of Thrones fans, it was a minor hiccup at best—most clicked the new link and never looked back. For a certain strata of enthusiasts, however, this was a far more momentous move. Described as ... Read More »

Car News Of The Week: 2019 Maruti Wagon R Detailed Specs, Mahindra XUV300, Baleno Facelift Spied And More

For all the petrolheads out there, last week was a pretty exciting one. The new year marked the beginning of plenty of action to come in 2019. Leaks and reveals ruled the headlines last week and we got a complete lowdown of what to expect from the much awaited 2019 Maruti Wagon R. Another Maruti spotted last week was the Baleno facelift which ... Read More »