5 Lessons On Leadership From Pablo Escobar

If you’ve been as addicted to Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ as we are, you’ll already have an idea of the charisma and leadership of Pablo Escobar. Here are 5 aspects of leadership he demonstrated through his thoughts, words and actions. 1.  A Clearly Defined, Larger Than Life Goal ‘Gentlemen, I’m going to tell you who I am. I am Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria. My eyes are everywhere. That means you guys can’t move a finger in all

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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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A Victim Reveals What Clinical Depression Is Really Like

With clinical depression becoming a regular occurrence, especially amongst the younger population, we need to understand this malady before fighting it. Twisted games such as the Blue Whale Challenge prey on people with low self-esteem and we should recognise it to help those around us. X, a young woman afflicted with Clinical Depression shares her experiences and outlook here. What is Clinical Depression?  It’s a state of mind and body reacting out of your natural

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Why A Journalist Is The Sacrificial Pawn For A Nation’s Identity

A murder on September 5th captured the attention of an entire nation. Gauri Lankesh, a lifelong journalist and activist, was shot outside her home by unidentified men before speeding away. In an orgy of media outpour, camps emerged, between those shocked at her violent end and those that celebrated it as the deserved demise of a vocal critic of the central government and it’s most fundamental ideals. Gauri Lankesh was an unapologetic critic of the

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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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It’s Time To Treat Your Appetite To An Onam Special!

It’s Onam and that means one thing for many of us – Great food! So if you’re in the mood for a taste of Kerala’s finest in Mumbai, then read on! 1 . Taste of Kerala Where: Fort If you’re looking for authentic cuisine from God’s Own Country, then look no further. This place may be small, but it serves a mighty meal! They serve you your Onam meal via an authentic array of ovre 30 dishes

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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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A Testing 24 Hours For Maximum City

With the rains in Mumbai unprecedented since 2005 in it’s ferocity, the city braces itself for another testing 48 hours. Since Mumbai struggled in waist-deep water yesterday, pummelled by what weathermen believe could be the worst rain since July 2005. People were urged to stay home unless it was ‘absolutely necessary’ to venture out. The city received NINE times more rain than the average yesterday, submerging most of the city in a scene out of an apocalyptic

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Maharashtra Government Takes On The Bombay High Court Over Noise Pollution

It’s going to be a deafening Ganesh festival this year as the Maharashtra government has told the Bombay High Court that there will be no ‘silence zones’ in the city and beyond. The court was keen to understand the rationale behind the government’s decision to allow the use of loudspeakers during the Ganpati festival. The government was represented by Ashutosh Kumbhkoni, who argued that the government was merely amending the Noise Pollution Rules of 2000. According

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