Really, Google? Chrome 57 kills the ability to control and disable plugins

With web browsers being among the most frequently used pieces of software out there, it’s little wonder that there is so much concern about security surrounding them. Browser plugins can be a major security worry, and with Chrome 57 Google has taken the strange decision to block users from disabling […]

Review of The Wall Street Journal Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter

I’ve received a rather interesting book to review this week; it’s called The Wall Street Journal Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter – From Big Macs to “Zombie Banks,” the Indicators Smart Investors Watch to Beat the Market. It’s a long title for what is actually a […]

How Maharashtra is defying the Supreme Court to make sure dance bars never really reopen

On Monday, Maharashtra’s legislative council cleared a bill to regulate dance bars in the state. If passed by the state Assembly as well, the new law would finally allow the reopening of bars featuring dance performances by “bar girls” entertaining predominantly male clients. Since it shut down hundreds of dance […]

If Modi really wants to make Ambedkar the BJP’s mascot, here’s what he must tell the RSS

Concerted attempts by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to turn BR Ambedkar into the Bharatiya Janata Party’s mascot will reach its culmination in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, on April 14, the 125th birth anniversary of the Dalit icon. Over the past year, the Prime Minister has laid foundation stones for Ambedkar memorials […]