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COUNTRIES AND INDUSTRIES WHERE ENGLISH MATTERS

There’s no doubt that knowing English can be a big boost to your career. But where, and to what extent? The above tables, which track proficiency of the language by industry and country, should help you find out. Some other findings from this survey were that on average, women have...

ARE CO-OPERATIVES THE WAY TO KEEP FARMERS GOING?

Writing in the EPW, Tushaar Shah makes the point that we seldom hear of farmers who are members of co-operatives committing suicide. He points out that in North Gujarat, a semi-arid state, the dairy co-operatives experience increased milk production during drought, as farmers focus on increasing milk output to compensate for the loss in...

GOOD VS GREAT LEADERSHIP

This excellent article from HBR explains the difference between good leadership and great leadership. Lest you think that one is better than the other, watch out, your ideas are going to be shattered! “Great has no inherent moral compass, and thus its unpredictable potency can just as easily be put...

HOW INDIA DEFINES ITS TRIBES

According to Sumit Guha, India’s tribes have been officially defined, at least since the 1960s, as five key features. These are (according to Guha) primitive traits, distinctive culture, geographical isolation, shyness of contact with outsiders and backwardness. Source: EPW Image: Tribes of India

“REDUCED TO THE MAX”

Featured here are the work of Kevin Krautgartner from his series “Reduced to the Max”. Kevin is a fine art, landscape and architectural photographer based in Wuppertal, Germany. Source: Abduzeedo

SOME FACTS ON DALIT DISCRIMINATION

Using data from an NSS survey, researches found that in 2012, persons belonging to Scheduled Castes earned 8% less than forward caste persons in the public sector, and 20% less in the private sector. Discrimination accounted for 10% and 24% of this wage differential, according to the report in EPW....

A HISTORY OF SPACE GUNS

People have wanted to build space guns (a super long cannon that can hurl projectiles into space, rendering rockets obselete) for almost three centuries. The idea came from Issac Newton in his book, A Treatise of the System of the World. Germany used a space gun to bomb Paris in...

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