Apple Inc. Technology 

Apple and its Innovation | Part 1

Apple recently crossed $1 trillion in market capitalization making it the only company in the world to do so. That’s a humungous leap for any company. To bring things into perspective, Indian economy ranks 7th in the world ranking with a total GDP of $2.848 trillion. How can a company started in a garage, reach the epitome of innovation and world technology domination? If you read Walter Murch’s biography of Steve Jobs, the founder of apple. You’d know these answers. But if you haven’t read the book. There is so…

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Our Story Shikha 

Why write?! | Shikha’s story

If you are a habitual reader or a writer yourself, the first thing you might want to know about me is – I’m no Writer! Over the years that have passed, I have found myself intrigued by the Science behind everything. Much contrary to a book lover or a writer, you won’t find a wallpaper with classic quotes on my desktop background. What you might find maybe something close to an Orbital image of the Earth in space. But nowadays, I find it quite wonderful [as in full-of-wonder ;)] that…

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Courtesy: World Economic Forum International 

Measuring India on a Global scale | World Economic Forum – Part I

Featuring the Global Competitiveness Index, the Report assesses the competitiveness landscape of 137 economies, providing unique insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. https://youtu.be/_OZGlDrionE The Global Competitiveness Index report, which is prepared every year by the World Economic Forum ranks India 40th, out of the included 137 countries. This report is dependable as it’s prepared keeping in mind the overall development of a country based on twelve key points. These twelve points fall into three main categories. Namely, Basic requirements, Efficiency enhancers and Innovation & sophistication factors. We will look at…

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Technology 

News Media: Has it lost its meaning?

By Wikipedia’s definition, news media or news industry are forms of mass media that focus on delivering news to the general public or a targeted public. Oxford Dictionary defines news as Newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent events. It’s important to know these definitions and see whether News Media as we know them today comply with the definition. If they do, it’s well and good, if not there is a serious problem. Growing up, I had only two ways to access news: the daily newspaper and DD news. Only DD…

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Assurance of walking with God Billy Our Story 

My problem with God | Seasons of waiting.

I have a problem with God. He has stopped his one-on-one communication and that’s creating a lot of confusion here on earth. Problems that would have been easily solved if He’d just talk. I don’t ask God to come down and talk to me; it’ll be hard to survive that encounter (if you know what I mean). For me, a little dream here and there would work. Oh wait, I’ve got an idea! God, if you are reading this, please comment. 🙂 (I promise it’ll be a secret; none of…

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International 

Syria is not all Blood , War and Fury after all

Where would Kindness find its meaning, if there was no injustice. How would Love be understood, if there was no Resentment. Where would Hope live, if there was no Adversity and where would Humanity thrive, if there was no Suffering.   For years Syria has been a symbol of overwhelming hardship and agony in the eyes of the world. The walls of its cities bear punctured wounds telling an endless tale of destruction and strife. But where violence prevails, can kindness and love be left behind? According to UN reports…

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Culture Technology 

Pornography: Narcotic? Detrimental? Normal?

After effects | Inversion It was July the 17th – a Tuesday when some of our friends including some doctoral researchers gathered around our EC canteen spot. We met there as a small gathering everyday at 1700 hrs to talk a while about the current status in the lives of each of us. There we would also talk about the current issue or the topic if it garnered some views or attraction of the people across the globe. I happened to take my phone out to get a glimpse of a…

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Our Story Shalom 

Chapter 1. The lust to write | Welcome to Shalom’s story

Writing is like a ‘lust,’ or like ‘scratching when you itch.’ Writing comes as a result of a very strong impulse, and when it does come, I, for one, must get it out. – C.S. Lewis Writing is difficult! Not for everyone, but for some of us, it is! Last Friday, I wrote my first post for Sowers titled Technology: Challenge to Bridle. To be honest, it took a LOT of effort to complete it. I write, but it generally lacks structure. (Ironically WordPress suggests the readability of this post…

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International 

What does Bashar Al Assad think of the Syrian crisis?

Please note that this article is not aimed at supporting anyone of the fighting groups in Syria. It only aims to present both sides of the story of Syria. Reading and viewing of the specified links is recommended to gain a better understanding of the given perspective. Plunging into the depths of Syria’s existence and the course of events that have led to its current situation is absolutely overwhelming. The U.N says that nearly 400,00 people have lost their lives since 2011. One question that anybody would ask would be,…

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International 

Syria : Where the world’s greatest risk-takers live

We all have a sense of acclaim for risk takers in life.”Greater the risk, greater the reward.” Haven’t we heard that saying all our lives?  But sometimes risks are taken when they carry no rewards even at the cost of life. They are still taken because they are necessary. Eastern Ghouta is home to 15-year-old Muhammed Najim. In a land where 153 journalists have been killed since the Arab uprising, a 15-year-old boy yearns for the world to know what is happening in Syria. Although the government has defended itself numerous times labeling…

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