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Jobless youth play cricket at Paraspura village on the border of Moradabad and Rampur districts in Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Young, educated, jobless: These men in UP villages have nothing to do but play cricket

Sharp slowdown in India’s growth is not limited to its cities. ThePrint travels to towns, villages to find shocking stories of economic crisis and hardship.
A vocational training centre | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Data analyst & digital detox consultants — Jobs that will dominate the next decade

Brexit, climate change, an economic slowdown and technology are among the factors that could have the greatest impact on jobs in the 2020s

After complaints from employees, Tejas Express crew get salary hike and weekly-off  

Brandavan Food Products, a private vendor IRCTC has hired to handle hospitality services aboard Tejas Express, has not reinstated 20 employees it had dismissed.
A vocational training centre | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

For 2 years from 2014, Indian graduates became more employable. Then their growth stagnated

India Skills Report 2020 says the employability of Indian graduates across sectors is projected to dip marginally in the next fiscal.
An inside view of a coach of the newly launched Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express, India's first 'private' train by IRCTC at the Charbagh Railway station in Lucknow. | PTI

18-hr shifts, ‘harassment’, late pay, pink slips — Tejas Express staff’s long list of woes

Tejas Express, hailed as India’s ‘first private train’, made its maiden run from Delhi to Lucknow after a big-ticket launch on 4 October.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar during nomination filing procession of the party candidate from Mumbra Jintendra Awhad for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. | PTI

Congress-NCP manifesto promises jobs for Maharashtra residents, preservation of Marathi

Manifesto addresses farmers’ concerns and promises environment conservation. It also talks of protecting Mumbai’s salt lands and stopping coastal pollution.
Automation and impact on jobs

Automation & AI won’t make low-skilled jobs disappear

Companies must ensure that employees don’t get stuck in low-skilled jobs, but are instead able to grow in knowledge and skills.
Employees operate sewing machines at a garment factory in Kolkata | Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

Modi govt’s new labour bills pro-employer or employee? Truth lies in between: Ex-IAS officer

Already facing protests, the new Wage Code and Occupational Safety & Health Code bills do have many progressive provisions.
It is fascinating to study how people use technology in their relationships (representational image)

Robots might turn out to be great co-workers

The idea that robots will render humans obsolete & take over their jobs maybe unlikely as nobody knows how many jobs will be replaced and how.
Subramanian Swamy | Bloomberg

Subramanian Swamy was right. Modi’s lateral entry plan will make reservations irrelevant

There are three ways Modi government is likely to undermine constitutionally guaranteed reservation policy for SC/STs in his second term.

On Camera

Haider to Shikara: Why Kashmiri Pandits are done being homeless and voiceless

A new generation in Kashmir has grown up in the long shadow of Pandits' exodus in 1990. And both Muslims and Hindus have gained memories from a generation that is slowly losing them.

Should Delhi’s Republic Day parade be held in a state capital every year?

As India celebrates its 71st Republic Day of the Constitution coming into force, many ask if this extravagant display in New Delhi is really necessary in the 21st century.


Mi-17 V5 chopper | Wikimedia commons

Pilots of IAF chopper shot down in friendly fire in Budgam awarded gallantry medals

Four other IAF personnel on board the chopper have been awarded ‘Mention-in-Despatches’ posthumously by the President.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.