Currently, India's labor laws only apply the 20 to 25 million workers in what is called the "organized sector," which includes registered corporations and businesses. New higher minimum wages must also be made to apply to the other 175 million workers who work in the unorganized or unincorporated sector, as farm hands, pushcart vendors, construction workers, private security guards, household help, drivers, shoe shiners, waiters, shop help etc. Currently, this is not happening.
hen the IMF was founded in 1945, the world looked very different than it does today. One of the most profound differences is the structural demographic shift from "young to old," where by as soon as 2020 there will be a billion of us over 60, soaring to two billion by mid-century
Although it is not described that way so much anymore, California may be a good indicator of what the US will look like in the next decades.
Some people claim that coal is the answer to energy poverty. Coal does not alleviate but aggravates poverty. Here's trying to state and break some long-held myths on dirty energy forms.
What is the best technology to supply remote Pakistani villages and urban slums with roof-top power? How can India use solar water pumping to slash its waste of water and power and liberate crop yields?
Whether you're a food fanatic or just have a very sweet tooth, you probably enjoy a good dessert. We're all familiar with the delights of a baked apple pie, or even more international dishes like Italian tiramisu, or Asian green-tea ice cream.
Indians are caught between a rock and hard place. On one hand they want the government to reignite India's economic growth. And yet the party with the most pro-business credential is also cloaked in anti-modern social views that will further disadvantage India's struggling minorities and women.
The rhetoric of this election and the concomitant actions of extremist political players point to the emergence of a less tolerant India. Does change in governance have to mean the exclusion from the social compact of those whose beliefs do not resonate with those of a shrill and increasingly violent majority?
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 9, 2014 How unusua...
There were reports of deaths and it was very difficult for a large number of people to find drinking water in drought-affected areas. Cattle deaths were reported. There was a rise in farmer suicides. I felt that humanity should not suffer such crisis and started thinking on how we could help.
Just five days after many Americans observed the 46th anniversary of the death of one civil rights icon, the 116th birth anniversary of another icon went largely unnoticed.
He could have told me so much. But I never asked. And now -- and now it is nearly three decades later, my father is gone, and I have more questions about his love and his life.
We decided to keep going to flea markets to sell our work, and more and more people started asking us how they could get in touch with us or where we would be selling next. We created a Facebook Page as a way to update people on our new items and where we would be setting up stalls to sell them.
The efforts by India's new crop of health care entrepreneurs to sell medical services directly to the more than 1 billion medically underserved people at the base of the country's economic pyramid.
The political discourse in India has never been more exciting than it is right now. With the entry of Aam Aadmi Party, politics has undergone a complete makeover over the past 1.5 years. From chaiwallahs to CEOs, everybody is taking a keen interest in politics.
The soldier and airport security guy are pointing, pointing. What do they want? Not my camera. Not my car clicker. It's my pen. A Paper Mate soft g...