Articles by Rajni Bakshi
Apr 17, 2019
12-hour work day: Millions of Indians regard as normal what Alibaba chief Jack Ma asked of his employeesToday, the eight-hour work day remains elusive, particularly for Asians. An ILO study in 2018 showed that in South Asia and East Asia on an average, workers are putting in 46 hours a week.
Mar 18, 2019
Darryl D'Monte will be remembered for contributions to environmental movement, support to young journalistsArray
Jul 30, 2018
Narendra Modi's 'industrialists' remark: Decoding PM's reference to Mahatma Gandhi-GD Birla and its implicationsModi's statement on importance of industry in nation building evoked many reactions, but it is his reference to Mahatma Gandhi that calls for a closer look.
Jun 21, 2018
At Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's Mumbai convention, activists set to seek accountability, speak truth to powerPolitical and social activists from across India are converging in Mumbai for a People’s Convention on Infrastructure Financing which will demand accountability from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Mar 31, 2018
Dalai Lama's 'Thank You India' event: Govt must rise above geopolitics, honour Tibetan contribution to the worldIndian people, along with the rest of the world, need to thank the people of Tibet for being inspiring exemplars and honour their contributions to the world
Jan 30, 2018
Mahatma Gandhi's 70th death anniversary: Does the idea of non-violence work in today's world?Was Gandhi's faith misplaced? Johan Galtung, the veritable 'father' of Peace Studies, has concluded that Gandhi's methods worked in situations where the conflict is vertical and violence is structural.
Oct 03, 2017
Note for Gandhi Jayanti: What current generation should make of Mahatma's experiments with ahimsaMahatma Gandhi often spoke about how his life was altered by a single book — John Ruskin's 'Unto This Last'. It was this book that reaffirmed Gandhi's intuitive feeling that true civilisation is not the ability to build elaborate structures or design complex technology.
Sep 02, 2017
Swaraj at 70On 13 August, Firstpost began a series titled Swaraj at 70 that examined how different people from various walks of life view the concept of swaraj, aazadi and democracy.
Aug 28, 2017
Swaraj at 70 Part 11: India needs to heed Deen Dayal Upadhyaya's call for decentralised agro-industry, says Mahesh SharmaMahesh Sharma talks about the meaning of Swaraj and the need for decentralisation in the agriculture sector and the need for direct democracy.
Aug 25, 2017
Swaraj at 70 Part 10: Food sovereignty means democratic control over what we eat, says Jean DrezeJean Dreze's uses his extensive knowledge of the Indian ground realities to expound on the need for food security and its link to Swaraj.