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Hollywood Foreign Press Association to have 13 percent membership for black journalists
Entertainment

Hollywood Foreign Press Association to have 13 percent membership for black journalists

The HFPA added that it was going to analyse its policies and practices, conduct interviews with its members to take their input regarding the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) plans

Rich can't get priority for coronavirus vaccine, poor need help too, says Pope Francis
World

Rich can't get priority for coronavirus vaccine, poor need help too, says Pope Francis

The pope said the world can't return to normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic if "normal" means social injustice and degradation of the natural environment

Urban India didn't care about migrant workers till 26 March, only cares now because it's lost their services: P Sainath
India

Urban India didn't care about migrant workers till 26 March, only cares now because it's lost their services: P Sainath

P Sainath, founder of People's Archive of Rural India (PARI) and Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient, has chronicled the migrant condition for several decades. In an interview, he details the current situation of workers, and the possible way forward

Coronavirus outbreak has foregrounded India's inequalities; country must re-examine social order when pandemic abates
India

Coronavirus outbreak has foregrounded India's inequalities; country must re-examine social order when pandemic abates

In transmission, the coronavirus seems to follow principles of equality, but in so doing exposes with absolute clarity the distinctions between privilege and the lack thereof

Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups
India

Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups

Under the Constitution, reservation is an aspect of substantive equality which imposes a duty on states to provide it for those groups who are disadvantaged in different terms

India's education system, arrested by inequality and loopholes in policy, sets poor children up for failure
Learning

India's education system, arrested by inequality and loopholes in policy, sets poor children up for failure

Education has been sold in India as a route to national greatness. It is expected to “socially uplift” the poor, transform society and turn the country into an economic powerhouse. But in countries like ours where intergenerational social and economic inequalities are entrenched, education on its own changes very little. It mostly reproduces the inequalities.

Only reasonable income jobs can help curb inequality in India, says Narayana Murthy
Business

Only reasonable income jobs can help curb inequality in India, says Narayana Murthy

The country needs to focus on creating jobs that give a reasonable income to tackle the issue of inequality, Infosys co-founder and chairman emeritus NR Narayana Murthy said on Sunday

Angry young Indians: Nikhila Henry on documenting youth unrest, the need for a more humane society
Life

Angry young Indians: Nikhila Henry on documenting youth unrest, the need for a more humane society

Nikhila Henry on her book The Ferment, which traces the myriad reasons why India's youth is protesting against the State at a time when the country is witnessing a massive growth in its young population

India can't achieve 8% annual GDP growth without reducing income and gender inequality and improving healthcare
India

India can't achieve 8% annual GDP growth without reducing income and gender inequality and improving healthcare

India is one of the most unequal countries in the world, with the top 10 percent controlling 55 percent of the total wealth against 31 percent in 1980, according to the 2018 World Inequality report.

France's carbon tax sparked gilets jaunes protests, but popular climate policy is possible
World

France's carbon tax sparked gilets jaunes protests, but popular climate policy is possible

The demonstrators in yellow jackets have rallied around one particular government policy: a looming hike in fuel taxes in France.

International Labour Organisation for stronger implementation of wage law in India; cites low pay, inequality
Business

International Labour Organisation for stronger implementation of wage law in India; cites low pay, inequality

ILO's India Wage Report said that the country's economy in the past two decades has seen an annual average GDP rate of 7 percent but low pay and inequality persist

No of rich households grows 12% but wealth rises only 5% in 2017: Kotak wealth report
Business

No of rich households grows 12% but wealth rises only 5% in 2017: Kotak wealth report

The number of ultra-high networth households in the country, which represents those with a networth of over Rs 25 crore or more, has grown 12 percent to over 1.60 lakh in 2017, while their collective networth grew only 5 percent at Rs 153 trillion, said the Kotak study

Top 100 Indian companies should allocate 10% of profits towards CSR, says Narayana Murthy
Business

Top 100 Indian companies should allocate 10% of profits towards CSR, says Narayana Murthy

Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy has urged the top 100 Indian companies to allocate an additional 8 percent of their profits towards CSR apart from the 2 percent mandated under Section 135 of the Indian Companies Act

Disparity in income levels increased in China, India and US even as global inequality trended down: IMF
India

Disparity in income levels increased in China, India and US even as global inequality trended down: IMF

Despite a sharp fall in inequality around the world, the US, China and India have witnessed upward trends in its level, the IMF said on Wednesday.

Triple talaq, cow vigilantism: Why are we so eager to brush off violence as mere aberrations?
India

Triple talaq, cow vigilantism: Why are we so eager to brush off violence as mere aberrations?

And in Uttar Pradesh, we have a man who divorces his wife through triple talak because she gave birth to a girl.

Women in Shani Shingnapur temple: A brief history of entry laws and how times are changing
India

Women in Shani Shingnapur temple: A brief history of entry laws and how times are changing

After four months of efforts put in by women led by activist Trupti Desai, the trust of the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra has finally permitted women to enter the temple and pray in the sanctum sanctorum putting an end to a 400-year-old custom.

Where do Indian women face the most gender disparity? Dowry demands
Life

Where do Indian women face the most gender disparity? Dowry demands

Indian women say they face the most gender disparities in marriage, with dowry demands topping their list of concerns

$5.9 million settlement reached in Eric Garner police choke-hold murder case
World

$5.9 million settlement reached in Eric Garner police choke-hold murder case

The city of New York announced on Monday it had reached a $5.9 million settlement with the family of a black man who died after being placed in a police chokehold, unleashing a year of nationwide protests.

Minors at risk: 28 Brazilian children are murdered every day says UNICEF
World

Minors at risk: 28 Brazilian children are murdered every day says UNICEF

Twenty-eight Brazilian children and adolescents are murdered every day, double the number a quarter century ago, when Latin America's biggest country passed a law to protect minors, UNICEF said Monday.