SOME FACTS ON DALIT DISCRIMINATION

Using data from an NSS survey, researches found that in 2012, persons belonging to Scheduled Castes earned 8% less than forward caste persons in the public sector, and 20% less in the private sector. Discrimination accounted for 10% and 24% of this wage differential, according to the report in EPW....

A HISTORY OF SPACE GUNS

People have wanted to build space guns (a super long cannon that can hurl projectiles into space, rendering rockets obselete) for almost three centuries. The idea came from Issac Newton in his book, A Treatise of the System of the World. Germany used a space gun to bomb Paris in...

WHEN THE PAST COMES IN THE WAY OF THE FUTURE…

Just because you didn’t like what your boss did yesterday or last week or last month doesn’t mean you should go hostile today, says Seth Godin. Narrating our lives, he says, is a survival mechanism. But it also hotwires our feelings, changes our posture, limits our possibilities. The narrative is...

OCEANIC COFFEE TABLES

The Abyss Horizon Table is a circular coffee table with a majestic cross-section of the sea. Designed by Christopher Duffy, it took over a year to develop. Only 25 pieces of the table, which features layers of high-grade wood from ecologically-managed forests and blue glass, were made. Duffy has used...

THREE CALCULATORS TO KNOW YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Here are three calculators to discover your carbon footprint. To understand how your consumption habits fit into a bigger picture, check out the Global Footprint Network calculator. Otherwise, look at Carbon Footprint, which offers a calculator that will quickly add up your home and transportation energy. It’s suitable for people...