The real challenge, says Subir Roy, is to go for something affordable whose quality is just right.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com When we were young we were a little intrigued by Sarkar Babu who was the bajar sarkar. His job was to take one of our joint family servants to the market every morning and bring back a headload of vegetables and fish. We pitied his life which revolved around such trips for several families that made the filthy bazaar a kind of second home for him. He ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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These banks are finding it hard to pick up seasoned bankers at the pay they are offering With all the ten small finance banks (SFB) set to be operational over the next two months, local hiring has turned out to be the essence of their human resource policy. With each of the proposed banks requiring a minimum headcount of close to 500 new recruits for expansion next year, rough estimates suggest that at least 5,000 new jobs are expected to be created collectively from the ten SFBs. Notably, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Muslims constitute 20% of UP's electorate.Currently, Muslim voters are divided between Akhilesh's SP and Mayawati's BSP.What will tilt the balance?Can Muslims back the winning party?Mohammad Sajjad explains the mysteries of UP's Muslim politics. IMAGE: A group of Muslims in Hashimpura offer prayers.In the centre is Mohammed Naeem, one of the survivors from the 1987 massacre.Photograph: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Indian elections are more about the equations of social engineering. Hence in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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