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This Relentless Pandemic Can Tax Your Mental Health. Here’s How to Cope

This Relentless Pandemic Can Tax Your Mental Health. Here’s How to Cope

Remember those brief, blissful weeks at the beginning of the summer? Vaccination rates were rising, COVID-19 infections were dropping and mask mandates were lifting. Lots of us started to cautiously hug our friends, eat in restaurants and plan vacations again. We thought we were seeing the end of the pandemic. As it turns out, we [...]

April 11, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This Relentless Pandemic Can Tax Your Mental Health. Here’s How to Cope

IIT-Madras Researchers Develop Motion Planning Algorithms That Can Think Like Humans

IIT-Madras Researchers Develop Motion Planning Algorithms That Can Think Like Humans

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras have developed a class of fast and efficient “motion planning” algorithms which can think like human beings and enable autonomous aerial, ground or surface vehicles to navigate obstacle-cluttered environments. According to the team, the algorithms have been developed on a novel notion of ‘Generalised Shape Expansion’ [...]

December 22, 2021 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on IIT-Madras Researchers Develop Motion Planning Algorithms That Can Think Like Humans

What ails real estate and how can it be put back on track?

What ails real estate and how can it be put back on track?

The Modi government for the last few years has been doing its best to give a boost to the sagging realty market. Real estate is in limbo. Not only now, but for a long time. Probably from the time the economic downturn began in 2008. Anyway when the global financial crisis gripped almost the entire [...]

September 27, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on What ails real estate and how can it be put back on track?

Do you have anxiety? These home decor tips can help ease your nerves

Do you have anxiety? These home decor tips can help ease your nerves

One can reduce anxiety by making their space a safe, calming haven via the right decor elements. Photo by SAOTA Living with anxiety can be a struggle, as at times, the smallest things and thoughts can send you in a downward spiral. Of course, today more than ever, mental health needs to be talked about more [...]

September 3, 2019 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Do you have anxiety? These home decor tips can help ease your nerves

Can Renta Corporación Real Estate, S.A. (BME:REN) Maintain Its Strong Returns?

Can Renta Corporación Real Estate, S.A. (BME:REN) Maintain Its Strong Returns?

Many investors are still learning about the various metrics that can be useful when analysing a stock. This article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE). We’ll use ROE to examine Renta Corporación Real Estate, S.A. (BME:REN), by way of a worked example. Over the last twelve months Renta Corporación [...]

May 27, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Can Renta Corporación Real Estate, S.A. (BME:REN) Maintain Its Strong Returns?

How Virtual Reality Can Help The Global Mental Health Crisis

How Virtual Reality Can Help The Global Mental Health Crisis

The World Health Organization has reported that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently have such conditions. Considering that mental disorders are among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide, VR is a welcome additional treatment. Studies have [...]

May 15, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How Virtual Reality Can Help The Global Mental Health Crisis

COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

A couple lies in bed, facing away from each other, staring at empty hands cradling invisible phones. It’s a striking image from the artist Eric Pickersgill’s project “Removed,” a series of photographs altered to remove the subjects’ devices. I discovered Pickersgill’s work while scrolling on my own phone, as disconnected from the world around me [...]

May 6, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Google could have avoided this huge embarrassment if they had only googled to find out what lay ahead. (Illustration by C Sasikumar) Consider this: An external advisory council, the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) — essentially an ethics council to guide new technologies — set up by Google in the last week of March, being disbanded [...]

April 27, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

Want to boost weight loss and improve health? Follow these simple tips and tricks to remain fit and avoid unwanted pounds, especially around the belly, from creeping up on you. Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: Maintaining a slim body will not [...]

April 8, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

Mental health can impact memory decades later

Mental health can impact memory decades later

New research from the United Kingdom has found that people who experience recurrent episodes of depression throughout adulthood are more at risk of developing memory problems later in life. Accumulated depression and anxiety can predict a person’s likelihood of developing memory problems. Scientists have already shown that depressionand other mental health problems can affect a person’s memory in [...]

April 3, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Mental health can impact memory decades later

Adventurous business practices can hurt companies: New India Assurance CMD Atul Sahai

Adventurous business practices can hurt companies: New India Assurance CMD Atul Sahai

One thing clear is that you want to write good business. I am not going to focus on topline and ignore the bottomline. We want to be selective but having said that there have been challenges in the motor insurance business. We have run into some huge challenges. We are devising ways to tackle the challenges. There [...]

March 27, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Adventurous business practices can hurt companies: New India Assurance CMD Atul Sahai

Can sops lift real estate investments?

Can sops lift real estate investments?

Estimates peg yields from residential real estate at between 2 and 5 percent and commercial between 8 and 10 percent Image: Frederic Soltan / Corbis via Getty Images India’s real estate sector has been in the doldrums for a while. Unsold inventories were a nightmare for builders even as prices remained stagnant. Besides, a glut [...]

March 25, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Can sops lift real estate investments?