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Single dad is a sex symbol. Single mother is an unfortunate wo...

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, 4 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 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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GK Quiz: Who is the defence minister of India?

Test your knowledge of current affairs. Illustration by Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com How well do you know the different ministers in India? Do you follow sports and world news regularly? If you are preparing for a national level entrance examination this year, your general awareness skills will be valuable. Rediff.com along with Sarkari Jobs, brings you an interesting quiz on general awareness. Take our quiz and find out how updated you are. The author of this article, Vijaya Shetty is ...
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How to defeat Modi in elections

'Modi is larger-than-life, but not invincible. Yet,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The 5-state election results are a mixed bag for the Opposition. Uttar Pradesh went true to form, standing firmly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who it backed overwhelmingly in 2014, as did Uttarakhand which ejected the Congress for the BJP. Punjab sprang a surprise in giving a clear majority to the Congress, despite the old newbie Aam Aadmi Party's presence in the fray.
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Why should you buy critical illness insurance?

Well, there are five good reasons why you must! Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Insurance is basically defined as mutual arrangement between a company that guarantees compensation for some damage, loss or illness to the insured, who avails the services of the company by paying a regular fees in the form of a premium monthly, quarterly or yearly. Insurance is required as a back-up since we do cannot control our future and it serves as the best way to protect from unfortunate ...
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