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Kanika Datta calls out our parenting stereotypes and how both men and women play into them. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Pay disparities and the high drop-out rate of professionally qualified women from the white-collar workforce have been topics of fiercely contested debates about gender equality in the workplace. Innate male prejudice is responsible for these problems, the activists say. Managements (mostly malem, but the occasional female too) insist that the gap is illusory and ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago

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Why the 2 videos from Kashmir show our Army is the best

Indian soldiers in Kashmir are not on a joy ride scouting for people to kill, says Vivek Gumaste.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Two conflicting videos that emerged from troubled Kashmir last week have sparked a high voltage national debate, set off a spat of acerbic Twitter exchanges and unleashed a bitter war of words between ideological adversaries. These two visuals ostensibly project contrasting images of the Indian Army -- one showcases the exemplary restraint of a soldier while ...
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Travelling abroad? Tips to save dollars

Tinesh Bhasin tells you how.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com If you are travelling internationally in the next two months, it's a good time to exchange your currency. The rupee has appreciated against all major currencies in the past two months. It has risen 6.1 per cent against the Canadian dollar, 4.7 per cent against the US dollar, 4.1 per cent against the euro and 5.1 per cent against the pound. "A strong rupee may or may not continue in the future, especially around an individual's ...
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What happens in a Mumbai high-flyers club...

Ranjita Ganesan visits The Indus Club, which is not just another old boys' club. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Groucho Marx, the Hollywood comedian, quipped famously that he did not want to belong to any club that would have him as a member. The attitude appears vastly different among high-flyers today, especially in Mumbai where elite gymkhanas claim exorbitant fees and have long waiting periods for membership. It is likely this which encouraged Harish Thawani to recently build what ...
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Now, avoid those long check-out queues

Companies are innovating with tech tools to ensure that you spend less time at the cash counter. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com If the quality of products and services is fundamental to successful retailing, minimising the time spent by customers at the till is equally vital, more so in a post-demonetisation scenario in India.  Retail major Shoppers Stop last week announced a tie-up with proximity communications firm ToneTag to introduce the latter’s sound-based contactless ...
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Are we that different from Ravindra Gaikwad?

'Do we not all exhibit a sense of entitlement every day,' asks Savera R Someshwar.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Like most mornings, I shared my newspaper with a cup of tea. Let me share with you something I read today. 'If separatists, rapists and terrorists are allowed to travel on flights, then why not an MP?' This was a statement made by a member of Parliament in defence of another MP from his party who attacked the employee of an airline for doing his duty. As a result of having ...
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The Romeos of Hazratgunj: An elegy

In Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh wayward Romeos would all be in the lock-up, says Sunil Sethi.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com 'The pursuit of happiness... in Lucknow of the 1950s meant pursuing girls... The theatre of operations revolved around Hazratganj... They would arrive in cars and rickshaws wearing tight, extremely tight, salwars and kurtas... Glances were exchanged, remarks were passed, optimistic conclusions were reached...' -- Vinod Mehta, Lucknow Boy, 2011. For generations ...
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The real story of recent years has been mid-cap stocks

It goes without saying that the best performers are in the private sector, says TN Ninan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com With stock market indices at or near their all-time highs, it is instructive to take a look at how shares have done as an investment since the peak of January 2008 -- when the markets were riding a wave of optimism just before the great financial crisis that swept everything before it in the succeeding months. The Sensex has moved up by about 40 per cent over these ...
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Group life insurance: How beneficial is it?

Are all the benefits of group life insurance for real? Naval Goel finds out Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Life insurance is a must for everyone these days corporates have taken a step further by collaborating with insurance companies to provide group insurance for their employees; this somewhat guarantees the safety of the employees and the interest of the company too. But the real question is: is it beneficial? A group life insurance is a contract that covers the lives of a group of ...
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Why Uber is looking over its shoulder in India

India turns talent backyard for Southeast Asian taxi apps to fight Uber. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com.   Softbank-backed Southeast Asian taxi-hailing firm Grab has set up a research centre in Bengaluru, joining other firms from the region such as GO-JEK that are looking to tap India’s strong engineering talent base to take on global rivals such as Uber. The new centre will employ 200 engineers who will primarily look at developing digital payment technologies for Grab and ...
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