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From touch to talk

Virtual Assistants, like Alexa, will soon dominate the world and become as ubiquitous as e-mail. At Amazon, Alexa’s birthplace, a large multi-cultural, multi-functional team works to ensure that the ‘lady’ comes out as a human being! Who wants to talk to a computer? People want to talk to a human. If

When God deserted his own country

Every tragedy, whatever the cause, calls for united action. Kerala saw this year, what Chennai had seen three years ago: unprecedented floods. Something like this had last happened in God’s own country far back in 1924. To get an idea of time, 1924 is the year M Karunanidhi was born. The


Nine months from today India will go to the polls to elect the government that will rule it between 2019 and 2024. Should I go to the booth to cast my vote? If I do should I cast it in favour of one of the contestants, or should I vote NOTA? One

The new world order

The world is transforming dramatically. Both the quality and the speed of change are frightening. Some call it the arrival of the 4th Industrial Revolution. I call it the arrival of the fifth wave: the wave of Artificial Intelligence and Innovation. Automation will create more jobs The fear many today have is

Asaram, Cauvery and Dipak Mishra

India is today suffering from a severely fractured polity. It is not good for the country. People, not just politicians, have stopped taking stands on facts. Leanings, affiliations, and ‘name-calling’ is the new normal. On Twitter, there are multiple anonymous handles that spew venom. India is a nation of diversity. Diversity