Bridging The Gender Gap in Employment & Pay

Bridging The Gender Gap in Employment & Pay By Diya Uday,  Legal Researcher and Policy Analyst,  Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai World over, human rights groups and feminists are raising concerns over seemingly apparent gender gaps in employment. Amongst them is the cry to bridge a gender pay gap.  First, there seems to be general confusion about what a gender pay gap means. Many identify it with equal pay for equal work. Equal

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Book Review : Songs Of Blood & Sword

Riveting, Engaging and Personal By Michael Ronald *** – A Must Read For History Buffs Synopsis As the Gandhi family took hold of national politics in India, the Bhuttos were Pakistan’s equivalent of a political dynasty. Brought to the forefront by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the one time Foreign Minister, Prime Minister and President, the Bhutto clan has captured the imagination of many Pakistanis and neutrals all over the world. Leaving behind a legacy partially marred by

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Reactions Across Society To The End of Triple Talaq

With Triple Talaq now banned by the Supreme Court, we asked 3 young lawyers in India what they thought about it. The ancient and discriminatory practice of Triple Talaq in India was ended last week, with the Supreme Court ordering for an injunction and directing the Central Government to frame a new law over the course of the next 6 months. Noted judicial scholars and the vast majority of Society have hailed the verdict, considering the

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India Stands At A Legal Crossroads

India Stands At A Legal Crossroads As recounted with Sajjan Poovaya, Senior Advocate Last week was a historic one for the Indian judiciary. The Supreme Court has unequivocally supported an Individual’s Right To Privacy at the expense of the Government and it’s the time to ponder the manifestations of that decision.  It isn’t a regular day when the Supreme Court of India unequivocally endorses the Individual Right to Privacy. A 9-0 verdict by the Supreme

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Why Do People Start School Franchises?

For those looking for a rewarding career, a desire to educate children and build a real business, the franchise model is a godsend. The Preschool Industry in India is a potentially untapped mine and the feeling of building the minds of the next generation appeals to many. By 2017, the Indian Preschool Industry will be worth a mammoth $3.2 Billion and with an expected annual growth rate of 27%. Only 22% of the total target

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What Is The Blue Whale Challenge? A 6 Point Explanation!

After another two children nearly die thanks to the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ trending across the world, know about this sadistic online killer. Recent events demonstrate the prevalent dangers of such a multi-connected society. Just as it’s simple to spread awareness and information across the world, it is equally effortless to spread thought of a more malicious intent. The Blue Whale Challenge, originated in Russia is a psychological manipulation of it’s victims, leading them to believe

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#AintNoCinderella – Stop Blaming The Victim!

#AintNoCinderella – Stop Blaming The Victim! After a BJP Leader’s questioned the motive behind Women being out late at night, Indian women have come out with full force on Social Media posting selfies of themselves out at midnight with the hashtag #AintNoCinderella. Varnika Kundu, was harassed and stalked by two men while driving home around 12:30 PM in Chandigarh on Saturday. Thankfully for her, the police apprehended her tormentors, identified as Vikas Barala, son of Haryana

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The Ideas Behind Thane’s Best Pre Schools

Healthy minds need a strong start. Choosing a pre school for your children is never easy, especially as all schools of thought differ on their philosophy and methodology. To make it slightly easier for you Thane Folks, we’ve listed down four different types of pre schools available in the locality and their ideas on educating young minds. Rainbow Preschool Go informal! Dubbed ‘PlayWay’, children are placed in more social and natural, healthy activities. Teaching young minds

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When Toys and Love Mix!

While Technology will undoubtedly play a huge role in our children’s lives, it should be noted that there are drawbacks. Kids with more interest in their phones, tablets and electronic toys will remain stuck in them, leading to early consumerist behaviour. The constant need to be entertained and imagination being provided for them, and not by them, will be eventually detrimental to their future. It wouldn’t hurt to go a little old-school. Let your child

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A Novel Contemporary Teaching Method – PlayWay!

Kids today are distracted worse than ever. While the fight for their attention has become constant with the new wave of parents who give them cellphones, tablets, television, playstation , their learning through such devices is doubtful. What’s required is the need to give them a different, stimulating method of learning incorporating both play and activity. Rainbow Pre-schools, one of Thane and Mumbai’s premier Educational institutions has tried something different with their approach. PlayWay is

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