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A young worker at her office desk, Bengaluru

All workplaces and managers are faced with one problem today — what to do with millennials?

Workplaces want to know how to get millennials to work and not quit. At Indian School of Business, we surveyed thousands of managers to understand the problem.
Representational image | PM Modi and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat at Ram Janambhoomi Pujan | ANI

There’s a crisis in Hindutva politics. It comes from its success

The unprecedented electoral triumph of BJP under Modi has created an impression that Hindutva is invincible. But it’s intellectually bankrupt now.
The Royal Society's Science Book Prize shortlisted six authors for 2021

Books about stargazers, mystery illness, and fungi are the best of science writing in 2021

The shortlist for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2021 highlights the importance of accessible science writing.
Representational image of Pakistan flag | Pixabay

In Pakistan, censorship cannot continue, future belongs to democracy

Be it media, social media, human rights movements, political leaders, or even judges, there have been concerted efforts to get them toe the line of the state.
Construction workers build the main gate to the Kashi Vishwanath Dham | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Jobs or moksha? Modi’s Kashi corridor in Varanasi comes at a price

Ghats of India’s holiest city look cleaner than when we last visited, but the rest of the city remains filthy as ever.
Representational image of popular social media apps | Flickr

Parliamentary Committee’s PDP Bill report isn’t enough. Social media liability needs better

The harms that the JPC is addressing are complex. Looking for unilateral fixes are ill-advised ways to devise solutions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Russian President Vladimir Putin at Sochi, Russia| PTI

When Modi meets Putin, he should move India away from the cycle of ‘appeasement by arms buy’

Washington is convinced the Narendra Modi government values the fact of the production of something/anything in India, and not what is produced.
People paint an awareness poster about getting vaccinated as well using sanitiser and mask in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, in Bikaner, Rajasthan in April 2021 | ANI

World’s still stuck with a ‘Delta wave’ hangover. For Omicron, we need to stick to basics

Booster shots are like trying to stop a fire by pouring a mug of water repeatedly at one spot. Ensuring everyone is vaccinated is better in the long run.

Why Coimbatore, Indore & Surat will decide success of India’s urbanisation. Not Mumbai & Delhi

The big metros don’t do well in city rankings, in India or internationally. Mumbai and Delhi rarely rank high, and the biggest European, American, and Chinese cities are not the most liveable either.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal | Linkedin

Parag Agrawal of Twitter signals Brahmin clout at IIT ending. Kota is now Baniya phenomenon

Baniyas, with their financial might, have breached the sanctum sanctorum of IITs. Money is playing a bigger role than birth in a certain caste. Change is welcome.

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Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das | File photo | Bloomberg

RBI likely to keep lending rate at record low again over Omicron threat

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is scheduled to announce the monetary policy committee's decision in Mumbai Wednesday.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.
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