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Adaptation goals agreed upon in Dubai are insufficient

Published on Jan 02, 2024 09:59 PM IST

A paradigm shift in the climate regime is needed for adaptation. There is a need to peg vulnerability from being viewed in terms of the country.

A man walks past a COP28 sign at the venue of the United Nations climate summit in Dubai on November 30, 2023. The UN climate conference opens in Dubai on November 30 with nations under pressure to increase the urgency of action on global warming and wean off fossil fuels, amid intense scrutiny of oil-rich hosts UAE. (AFP)

Two SC orders reset crucial principles on arbitration

Both SC judgments on arbitration law are landmark and authoritative with clarificatory declarations in the arbitration jurisprudence of India.

The Supreme Court (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 09:56 PM IST

There is a Trump hawa in America

The former US president may or may not be allowed to contest. He may or may not win. But there is an unmistakable surge in support for Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump (AP)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 09:54 PM IST

The Taste With Vir: Why you should consider Bangkok or other Asian destinations

Domestic destinations did okay during pandemic when Indians could not travel abroad. But now that the Far East has opened up, places like Goa seem overpriced.

Why you should consider Bangkok or other Asian destinations over domestic tourist traps?(Freepik)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 02:21 PM IST
By, New Delhi

The Art and Science of Fitness | Fitness is a journey best started young

Children pick up habits by observing. That’s the case with physical activity too. As exams approach, nothing could beat stress better than some daily exercise

There is an immense amount of research now to show that physical activity in the form of exercise and sports plays an important role in boosting attention span, memory, problem-solving, reasoning, thinking and planning skills.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 09:00 AM IST

The Mahua flower's cultural significance belies its potential

The unassuming flower is in the limelight after raids on MP Dhiraj Sahu’s residences. What makes this flower, vital to central India’s tribes, so valuable?

Mahua fresh flower
Published on Jan 02, 2024 08:30 AM IST

Siliguri corridor as a bridge to East Asia

Geopolitically speaking, India’s Neighbourhood First and Act East policies intersect here: It connects ASEAN, BIMSTEC and SAARC

Siliguri is the only part of India that is physically linked to four different countries(Wiki Commons)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 10:13 PM IST
ByHarsh Vardhan Shringla

In Kashi, a confluence of India’s cultural traditions

The connections that exist between Kashi and Tamil Nadu are countless

A stall put up on the occasion of phase 2 of Kashi Tamil Sangamam in Varanasi. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 10:13 PM IST

By targeting civilians, Israel lost the narrative

By its over-the-top response, the Israel Defence Forces has lost the war in terms of the narrative

An Israeli military helicopter flies near the Israeli-Gaza border, as seen from southern Israel, Monday, Jan. 1, 2024. The army is battling Palestinian militants across Gaza in the war ignited by Hamas' Oct. 7 attack into Israel. (AP/PTI) (AP01_01_2024_000303A)(AP)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 10:13 PM IST

The Art Of A Good Unicorn | Can venture debt help grow business for startups?

The investment thesis of venture debt is different from venture equity, and founders need to comprehend it fully before jumping on the bandwagon

What does a startup founder get out of venture debt besides capital? (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 01, 2024 12:12 PM IST
ByShrija Agrawal

A philosophical musing on our lives as Earth completes yet another revolution

If cosmology tells us that the universe could be infinite, or certainly as close to infinity as can be imagined, what is the significance of our New Year?

People watch the New Year's fireworks display over Toronto's inner harbor just after midnight, on Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, in Toronto. (Arlyn McAdorey/The Canadian Press via AP)(AP)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 11:50 AM IST

Keeping up with UP | A country prepares to meet its destiny set 33 years ago

As Ayodhya gets ready to celebrate the inauguration of the Ram temple, all parties are keeping an eye on the general elections around the corner

TOPSHOT - Workers are pictured at the construction site of a temple to Hindu deity Ram, in Ayodhya on December 29, 2023. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 11:40 AM IST
BySunita Aron

Is there an Indian way of telling the truth?

This morning, I want to compliment my late-night interlocutor for helping me appreciate a quality I had not properly thought of before.

HT image.
Published on Dec 31, 2023 08:00 AM IST

What the coming age of AI natives portends

While AI does point to a positive future, there’s always the flip side. Will the digital divide increase further with many missing out on the power of AI?

An AI (Artificial Intelligence) sign is seen at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai, China July 6, 2023. REUTERS/Aly Song/(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 30, 2023 10:14 PM IST

Women must be heard in climate decision-making

The government must support the voice of women in the response to the climate crisis through increased participation in policy design

Women shout slogans during a protest for climate justice and a cease fire in Gaza, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, during the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP28, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 9, 2023. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 30, 2023 10:13 PM IST

Navigating an uncertain, polycrisis-riven world

Seven dominant geopolitical and technological trends that shaped 2023, and are likely to be influential in 2024

TOPSHOT - In this handout photo taken on November 21, 2023 received through the US embassy in Manila on November 23 shows two Philippine Air Force FA-50s (L) flying alongside two US Air Force F-15C Eagles over the South China Sea during the joint maritime and air patrols. US and Philippine troops began joint maritime and air patrols off the Southeast Asian country on November 21, (AFP)
Published on Dec 30, 2023 10:00 PM IST
ByJanmejaya Sinha

When paid period leave is mandatory

We must look beyond legally mandated paid period leave and towards an all-of-society approach.

Civil society can galvanise communities and create voluntary codes around minimum wages, paid weekly leave, overtime allowance, and access to toilet and hygiene facilities for marginalised workers.(Shutterstock)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 10:16 PM IST

In the US, the Nikki Haley alternative

Why should Nikki Haley not be the next President of the United States?

Former UN ambassador and 2024 presidential hopeful Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign town hall event at Hilton Garden Inn in Lebanon, New Hampshire on December 28, 2023. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 10:15 PM IST

Resetting India’s security aims in the new year

A pressing priority is the reorganisation of theatre commands, stalled for nearly two decades due to internal resistance within the three armed forces

Indian Army soldiers stand guard near the Line of Control (LoC) after an infiltration attempt by four heavily-armed terrorists at Akhnoor, in Jammu district, Saturday. (PTI)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 10:15 PM IST

Unpacking the telecom Bill’s context, core virtue

The new law recognises that content businesses depend on telecom and internet infrastructure to reach end-users, not the other way around

The clear regulatory treatment of content and carriage services in the telecom law is a good practice that should be replicated in other ongoing legal reforms (Shutterstock)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 10:15 PM IST
ByVivan Sharan,

When opportunity trumps ethics in essentials market

As ethicists, we argue that though the numbers game is very enticing, the happiness quotient does play an important role in long-term viability of democracy

FILE PHOTO: Customers buy fruits and vegetables at an open air evening market in Ahmedabad (REUTERS)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 10:13 PM IST

Chronicles foretold of our exciting times

Lessons learned from the turbulence of 2023, to engage with a no less chaotic 2024

Towards an India where Neeraj Chopra's golden glory spawns many champions of the future(PTI)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 10:13 PM IST

Records shattered, promises unfulfilled

That’s the story of the battle against the climate crisis in 2023

Activists demonstrate for the loss and damage fund at the COP28 U.N. Climate Summit, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. AP/PTI(AP12_06_2023_000286B)(AP)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 08:18 PM IST

The abiding mystery of the SARS CoV-2 origin

The origin of SARS-CoV-2 is a continuing mystery. The quest to solve it will continue as long as the unanswered questions remain.

School students wear face masks during prayer amid rise in Covid-19 cases in the country, in Jammu on Friday(PTI)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 08:18 PM IST

Port control is crucial to national security

Today, ports not only facilitate trade but are also key instruments in the geo-strategic security architecture and supply-chain resilience.

A general view of a container terminal is seen at Mundra Port, one of the ports handled by India's Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd, in the western Indian state of Gujarat.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 10:16 PM IST

Terms of Trade | The year-ender essay on India's political economy

A weakening of parliamentary opposition or even independent institutions does not mean the BJP is immune to democratic pushbacks.

The political developments in 2023 show that the BJP has been more successful than the Congress.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 05:16 PM IST

LiFE lessons for a liveable planet

The India-led mission focuses on people’s action towards environmental and climate protection and- offers a blueprint for global renewal

A mass cleanliness drive at Parliament House complex(ANI)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 10:17 PM IST

In Gaza, the production of unequal humanity

How has the Gaza war illustrated as well as intensified the production of a humanity in which some lives are more valuable than others?

Smoke rises following an Israeli bombardment in the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023. The army is battling Palestinian militants across Gaza in the war ignited by Hamas' Oct. 7 attack into Israel. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)(AP)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 10:16 PM IST

Who will speak in the House for the citizens?

Arbitrary suspensions of parliamentarians undermine the character of Parliament. Such actions hurt the soul of parliamentary democracy

New Delhi: Suspended Opposition MPs protest during the Winter session of Parliament on Monday. (PTI)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 10:15 PM IST
ByManoj K Jha

View: Why does ‘turning the other cheek’ not make strategic sense?

If India has to sit on the global high table, then it must read the mind of its adversaries and competitors through hard intelligence.

File photo of Prime MInister Narendra Modi with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and NSA Ajit Doval.
Published on Dec 26, 2023 09:44 AM IST
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