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Due to unavoidable circumstances, Kishore Singh is forced to become an Uber convert.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com If I'm an Uber convert, it's not because I prefer cramped seats and smelly cabins, but because I can reasonably depend on the service. Of course, there was the time when someone else made off with my confirmed Uber booking even as I watched it do a U-turn on my mobile screen and move away from where I was waiting. When I rang up the driver to complain, he pointed out that it ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Wow! A second-hand online bookstore only for book lovers

Delhi-based Riticka Srivastav is bringing a smile on people's faces with her second-hand books. Photograph: Kind courtesy Riticka Srivastav/Facebook For an avid book reader, you'd stop at nothing to get your fix of the latest books to feed your bibliophilic soul. But not everyone's pockets are deep enough to buy them all and let's face it, the prices of books aren't lowering anytime soon (or ever). And if you're a bibliophile on a budget, the Book Thela might just be your ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago
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Why my Ganpati is about giving!

Eighteen-year-old Dhruv Chincholikar and his family have a wonderful way of celebrating Ganeshotsav. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The welcoming of the Vighnahartha. The thump of the dhol. The soothing hum of the aartis. The clink of the manjiras. The scrumptious sweets. The pandal hopping. Yes, it’s that time of the year again when the elephant-headed god, Ganesha, makes his annual visit. The time when Mumbai celebrates together and everyone dances to their heart’s content.
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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Why India's engineering grads should worry

'Lakhs of engineers graduate every year in India and the IT industry used to be the primary recruiter. That is going to end.' IMAGE: 'We expect significant job cuts in areas like software testing, system engineering, data entry operators, server maintenance, etc.'Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com According to research conducted by Simplilearn Career Data Labs, millions of jobs in the IT sector will vanish in the next five years due to automation. Some of the job profiles that may get ...
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Taser, anyone?

'70 years after Independence,' says Kishore Singh, 'we're having to arm ourselves against a new enemy out on the roads to molest, burgle, attack and threaten.'Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Two Taser guns were delivered to our house yesterday, courtesy of eBay; two more are expected today. There is some difference between the two models, both from different manufacturers, but their essential purpose is the same -- to stun anybody whom the electric charge strikes, causing 'neuromuscular ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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Pirates hijack the Sheena Bora murder trial

In walked the scruffy band of pirates, without any swagger.Mostly tall or burly men, with weather beaten, resigned faces, the majority were dressed in track pants and tees; a few had skull caps.Some of their T-shirts had messages like 'I'm not in danger, I'm danger' or 'Long Beach California Surfer'.Vaihayasi Pande Daniel reports from the Sheena Bora murder trial.Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com, Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Did Peter Mukerjea, when he was the successful CEO of Star India, ...
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What we need: A toxin-free work culture

'What's the point in lamenting widespread toxic work culture, and the capitalist system that gives rise to it if there is no alternative?''Actually, there is,' says Ashish Sharma.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Uber was in the news over the past few months for its 'toxic work culture' and its CEO, Travis Kalanick, finally stepped down. The allegedly aggressive, unrestrained workplace culture reportedly resulted from pressure on executives to make money for the 'ride-sharing' company. But ...
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Parents, you NEED to read this!

'I call today's generation the "pressure cooker" generation.''They are always under some kind of pressure.''Pressure to perform in examinations, peer pressure of all kinds, pressure to look good; their hormones are going crazy.''And there's nobody to help them.' An unconventional thinker, Dev Lahiri has had a long controversial career (his book With A Little Help From My Friends gives a detailed account) as an academician in India. One of the longest serving principals of the Lawrence School, ...
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'Modi has always been a loner'

'He never believes in loose talk.''If he is done with you, then you go your way, he goes his way.' Paresh Rawal, the Bollywood actor and debutant Member of Parliament from the Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha constituency, suddenly switches gears during a media interaction to promote his film Guest Iin London, and discusses Modi, lynchings and Arundhati Roy. Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore listens in. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald ...
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Building a 'Uber'culture

The cab-hailing firm needs to jettison its baggage of dysfunctional corporate and gender insensitivity, finds out Ritwik Sharma. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com In contemporary English, “uber” is often used to mean the best or the greatest of its kind. However, in case of ride-hailing company Uber, historical connotations of the word such as macho superiority may be more readily associated with it in the middle of an ongoing leadership crisis that follows allegations of gender ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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