| 2009 | January

  • Labour strike – Nokia’s salary revision irks employees

    While the liberalised economy of India has been great for investors, large corporations and highly skilled professionals, it has not been so great for the average shop floor worker. Corporations throughout India try to find some way around the labour laws to pay their workers less than they should. It is an open secret that…

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  • Can India try to break up China?

    An article appeared in www.iiss.cn in the name of  XinLang Bo ke, suggesting certain strategic steps to break India. This article was in Chinese language and therefore was translated and commented upon by Indian media. The very fact that such an article has been allowed to be published in a website by China where no…

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  • Dadagiri – “How can she slap?”

    [Ed: This is a little outdated news item, but got my attention just now.  So here I go…] Dadagiri is a reality show, of course interleaved with choreographed/scripted material.  Apparently, in the segment below, the participants are expected to go through a few rounds of bullying (similar to college ragging) to claim the prize money. …

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