The fear that digital distractions are ruining our lives and friendships is widespread. advertisement advertisement To be sure, digital addiction is real. Consider the 2,600 times we touch our phones every day, our panic when we temporarily misplace a device, the experience of “phantom vibration syndrome” and how merely seeing a message alert can be as distracting as checking the message itself. This can have real consequences. For example, other people do take it personally if you stop talking to them to answer a message. And taking a break from a task to look at your cell phone precludes deep thinking on whatever you were doing. But this tells only part of the story. We need to also acknowledge that today’s technologies can make us more connected than ever before. So how do we avoid the potential pitfalls while still reaping the benefits? How screens affect our interactions As a researcher in the area of technology and communications, I have spent nearly … [Read more...] about Is digital distraction as bad as you think it is?
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Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has opted out of the Indian Premier League for a second successive year even as his teammates Glenn Maxwell and Chris Lynn are among seven players who have listed their names in the player's auction to be held on December 19 in Kolkata. The 29-year-old Starc last featured in the IPL in 2015 when he represented Royal Challengers Bangalore.In the 2018 IPL auction, the left-arm quick had been signed by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 9.4 crore, but was unavailable for the entire tournament because of an injury.Earlier this year, Starc was recovering from injury ahead of the IPL 2019 auction and had opted out to give priority to Australia's World Cup campaign.Close England's Test captain Joe Root is another notable absentee from the auction pool of 971 players. related news IPL auctions: 971 players to go under hammer on Dec 19 New Zealand win MCC's Spirit of Cricket award Indian attack is fantastic but spinners tend to struggle in Australia: … [Read more...] about IPL auctions: Starc opts out; Maxwell, Lynn in auction pool
J.N. GuptaAn enduring mystery in India’s banking industry has been how Yes Bank consistently outperformed many of its peers for a long time. One reason was of course the way it functioned under founder-promoter Rana Kapoor, as detailed in this October 2019 Outlook Business article.Now, everyone knows and talks about concentration risks. It appears that a single person was the entire management of the bank and either he was the total system or the system got transformed to his style. This once again brings to the fore the efficacy of our governance systems. The bank ticked almost all boxes on governance, yet we know that those boxes were only ticked.Close Else, how one can explain a series of awards received both by the bank and Kapoor? One is dumbfounded because the board is supposed to consist of seasoned and experienced professionals. How they allowed themselves to be dictated is material for a research thesis on ‘board behaviour’. related news The GDP … [Read more...] about Opinion | Yes Bank case a wake-up call for RBI