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International Equal Pay Day: COVID-19 pushes Indian women from low pay to no pay

International Equal Pay Day: COVID-19 pushes Indian women from low pay to no pay

September 18, 2020

A mid-career tourism professional with over 10 years of experience behind her, Sharda Wagh was working in a leading travel firm in Mumbai in the Domestic FIT operations wing and was content with her career and life. All was fine until the COVID-19 pandemic hit India and the gover...

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Wedding band artists lose rhythm of life amid Covid19 pandemic

Wedding band artists lose rhythm of life amid Covid19 pandemic

September 16, 2020

“My wife and I have three children and I am the only one in the family who earns. The last five to six months have been the most difficult ones. I have managed to feed my family just enough so that they can survive. I don’t expect to earn much for the next two months [&hellip...

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Human rights groups uneasy over proposed police force in Uttar Pradesh

Human rights groups uneasy over proposed police force in Uttar Pradesh

September 16, 2020

Human rights groups say they are considering challenging in courts of law the creation of Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force (UPSSF) being set up by the Uttar Pradesh government as soon as its contours are defined and the rules governing the special force, which seems to have s...

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On World Ozone Day 2020, relearning forgotten lessons from past global success for COVID19

On World Ozone Day 2020, relearning forgotten lessons from past global success for COVID19

September 15, 2020

It was the decade of 1970s. A dozen men had already landed on the moon. There was an exhilarating mood all around, mainly in the developed countries. ‘‘Sky is not the limit,’’ scientists and technocrats would often boast. The doors of the universe could be commanded from ...

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International Democracy Day 2020: Lockdown on Indian democracy

International Democracy Day 2020: Lockdown on Indian democracy

September 15, 2020

“I was supposed to receive an award from the state government for one the best professors but suddenly after a Facebook post, my name was withdrawn from the list of nominees,” says an assistant professor at Lucknow University. “All I did was to put up a Facebook post about ...

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Why India should not rush into a free trade deal with UK or EU

Why India should not rush into a free trade deal with UK or EU

September 15, 2020

Last week the UK and Japan announced that they had reached a bilateral free trade agreement that would govern their trade ties from the year 2020 when the UK completed its exit from the European Union and hence also exited the ambit of the EU-Japan trade pact. Both the countries ...

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Seven Indian-Americans in Forbes’ list of wealthiest people in US

Seven Indian-Americans in Forbes’ list of wealthiest people in US

September 14, 2020

Sixty-one-year-old Jay Chaudhry, CEO of cybersecurity firm ZScaler, has been named the richest Indian American in the rankings for 2020 released by Forbes magazine, which goes on to list six other Persons of Indian Origin amongst the 400 richest persons in the United States. Inte...

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Five ancient Indian board games

Five ancient Indian board games

September 14, 2020

The Covid-19 lockdown has forced people to stay home for more than five months, resulting in an unprecedented rise in gaming, both the new online ones as well as the online versions of traditional indoor board games. Ludo King has become one of the most downloaded games in India....

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Venice Film Festival 2020: Few films, fewer fans

Venice Film Festival 2020: Few films, fewer fans

September 11, 2020

As the world grapples with the deadly coronavirus disease, the organisation of the 77th edition of Venice Film Festival was the first, tentative step towards normalcy and resumption of international gatherings. At the beginning of the year, Italy & Venice in particular had em...

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: India making a parody of suicide prevention

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: India making a parody of suicide prevention

September 10, 2020

On World Suicide Prevention Day, observed annually on September 10, India holds an unprecedented record of suicide attempts and suicide deaths owing to the pandemic, economic crisis, lockdown stress and lack of suicide preventive measures. The insensitivity of media and unperturb...

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10 mysterious places to visit in India

10 mysterious places to visit in India

September 9, 2020

From worshipping snakes and rats to gravity-defying hills and structures, India is a land full of mysteries. A few places that appear to be straight out of a fantasy novel, there is no dearth of mysterious places to explore here! ‘It happens only in India!’ We’ve often hear...

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Pollution spikes as governments shift focus from ecology to economy

Pollution spikes as governments shift focus from ecology to economy

September 8, 2020

Euphoria over clean environment during lockdown is replaced with despair as pollution levels soar again & leaders look for economic recovery at all costs, especially cost of environment.

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