Opinion

In Future ‘Smart Cities’ Ajmer And Jhansi, 54% Household Septic Tanks Are Still Cleaned Manually

Open defecation, too, remains a problem in these two cities, with 13% of the slum households in Ajmer, and 8% of the slum households in Jhansi still practicing open defecation. In both the cities, the practice of manual scavenging was mainly being done by private contractors and local labourers. Credit: …

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InDepth Explained: What’s ‘Cooking’ In Indian Politics?

It is a fact universally known that Indians have a profound relationship with their diverse food and beverages. In the current political climate, food and beverages are often thrown into the popular political and economic discourse, puzzling citizens, and hence there is a need to understand each item and its …

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Why Are There Still Such Few SCs, STs And OBCs At IIMs?

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) suffer from an acute social diversity deficit in their faculty composition. New data that we have obtained since we first published faculty diversity data at IIM adds even more ballast to the arguments made at the time. Out of 642 faculty members covered by …

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How Communal Politics Is Another Face of Patriarchy?

The bogey of ‘love jihad‘ is a brutally constructed political agenda combining patriarchal notions of ‘our women’ and how to control them, and communal notions of ‘their men’ and how to deal with them. There is a part of an old Kannada song that has remained with me throughout my …

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Even Kids Are Bullied For Being Muslims In Elite Indian Schools

Many Muslim kids have become targets of Islamophobia and nationalism in their classrooms and playgrounds and it’s a worrying trend. The year was 2014 and as a new mother I felt the need to reach out to my counterparts. I was unprepared for what lay ahead. The stories that tumbled …

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Chip Industry Meltdown: An Insider’s Account Exposed

Researchers began writing about the potential for security weaknesses at the heart of central processing units, or CPUs, at least as early as 2005. It was late November and former Intel Corp. engineer Thomas Prescher was enjoying beers and burgers with friends in Dresden, Germany, when the conversation turned, ominously, …

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Why Is The Bad Smell About Life Insurance In India?

The very high front incentives are triggering massive mis-selling and fraud in life insurance. I worry that as the unbanked now get into the formal financial system, we are setting them up for financial disaster. A recent story reports on mis-selling and fraud by a bank in rural Rajasthan where …

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Which Company Would You Choose?

Don’t act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren’t on any mercy mission this time. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. Partially, but it also …

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Apple iPad review

Don’t act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren’t on any mercy mission this time. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. Partially, but it also …

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