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Lost and found Seven fascinating stories of Calcutta's Jewish past

Sep 13, 2014

Lost and found Seven fascinating stories of Calcutta's Jewish past

The Jews of Calcutta are mostly gone but here are seven of the most intriguing stories they left behind, now saved on JewishCalcutta.in. #didyouknow #history #Jewish history #Jewish Calcutta #Jael Silliman #Kolkata's jewish population #Recording history #Torah #Synagogue #Jewism
The Forest Rights Act needs to go Tribals aren't part of a tiger reserve

Sep 12, 2014

The Forest Rights Act needs to go Tribals aren't part of a tiger reserve

The Forest Rights Act is a needless piece of misguided legislation intended to protect tribals, but it actually retards development and investment in the states that need them the most #Development #InMyOpinion #Vedanta #Forest Rights Act #Land acquisition #Modi government #Forest Rights act (2006) #Tribal Right #ST population
Populism to Rahul's magic Six impossible things Congress still believes in

Sep 02, 2014

Populism to Rahul's magic Six impossible things Congress still believes in

Notwithstanding the shock treatment it got in the 2014 Lok Sabha, in its first 100 days in the opposition the Congress continues to believe in half a dozen impossible things. Take a look. #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #Congress #Digvijaya Singh #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Gandhi #Governance #Priyanka Gandhi #Gandhi family #Populism #Lok Sabha elections 2014
Universal access vital to protect people from vulnerability UN Report

Jul 25, 2014

Universal access vital to protect people from vulnerability UN Report

India seriously needs to pay attention. Universal access is not populism as some hawks say, but is a holistic approach that is unavoidable if its serious of the welfare of its people. #India #Development #InMyOpinion #Human Development Index #Populism #Universal healthcare #welfare state #Universal Access #UN development report

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Shame: Middle class India duping domestic help of Rs 18,000 cr every yr

Oct 07, 2013

Shame: Middle class India duping domestic help of Rs 18,000 cr every yr

Estimate the size of the domestic help sector, factor in the minimum wage requirements and what you actually pay your help. The maths should shame you. #ThatsJustWrong #maid #domestic help #Child Labour #Minimum wages #Delhi maid abuse case #Vasant Kunj case #middle class population

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Shame: Middle class India duping domestic help of Rs 18,000 cr every yr

Sep 22, 2014

Moose populations down as winter ticks cull herd

Moose hunting permits will be restricted as the Northeast herd is depleted by ticks. PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sportsmen hoping to bag a big moose are seeing increased competition from a tiny parasite that's cutting down moose populations in New England... #Minnesota #Maine #New Hampshire #Vermont #Portland, Maine
Shame: Middle class India duping domestic help of Rs 18,000 cr every yr

Sep 21, 2014

Kurdish fighters face IS in Syria

Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighbouring Syria to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State (IS) militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barre... #Syria #Iraq #Turkey
Shame: Middle class India duping domestic help of Rs 18,000 cr every yr

Sep 21, 2014

Four Scottish voters explain why the independence referendum divided the country's biggest cities

DUNDEE and Glasgow voted Yes on Thursday and Edinburgh and Aberdeen voted No, splitting Scotland's four largest populations right down the middle... #Scotland #Edinburgh #Glasgow