While we have seen some progre in women's status politically, socially, culturally and economically worldwide, there is still a lot more to be done to increase their representation at workplaces. If...
As we were getting ready to leave our lecture-hall in Manchester University, the secretary of our course announced that exiting on to Oxford Street would be difficult as a “huge” demonstration was imminent. My friend and course-mate, a senior police officer from India, enquired how big the demonstration was likely to be and guffawed when informed that between 50 to a 100 people were expected to gather. “Is that a demonstration?” he asked, “that is the average gathering at a bus stop in Delhi every day!”
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Diversity has played a huge ― and nece ary ― role in the doll industry this year. Toy creators, like Mala Bryan who created an Afro-Caribbean inspired doll collection named Malaville, have been praise...
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Despite scepticism from some corners that an MBA may be over-rated, my experience, both pre and post business school, often revealed why the market craves branded managers. It isn't as much as the stamp of the degree on your CV or the doors that it opens but what incremental value time at the school adds for its graduates.
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Before leaving for the United States as a graduate student, I had never lived outside Kolkata. As a new graduate student in Florida, I experienced India's diversity for the first time. What I write next is my personal experience.
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There's something happening at our workplaces. There's more democracy, more participation within the organisation, more engagement with clients and vendors, less aggression... together, these trends point at a gradual "feminisation" of our offices.
When I was watching Chak De a long time ago, I couldn't help but nod my head in the segment where Shah Rukh Khan talks about how we always seem to first belong to our states and then our country. This is inevitable perhaps since India is really like 30 countries in one. Yet, despite the diversity all around us we seem to deal in stereotypes rather than in really getting to know people from other states.
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A society where the truth cannot even be told in stories must surely be an uncivilised one. A nation where fanatics can control a writer's imagination signals the end of our imagination as a people. An administration that voluntarily participates and colludes to violate and illegally suppress the freedom of speech of a well-known writer is no different from the ISIS. All you need to say is the word "anti-religion", throw in a few protests and the state bends to please. Freedom is our first and easiest casualty.
More than half of the country’s youths want India under military rule. Over 65 percent people polled want a ban on boys and girls belonging to different religions meeting in public places. These are...