US, UK, India, China – a statistical comparison

Agriculture GDP and employment account for less than 2% in UK and US. In China and India agriculture GDP % is far less than agriculture occupation %. That means, farmers and agricultural labour are squeezed in favour of services and industry.

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NDLF Fight Against Illegal CTS Action

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series IT Union - Legal Fights

The Union organizer went in person to meet labor inspector at Kancheepuram. The labor inspector has assured that action will be taken within a week.

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Protection against Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace

While in developed economies, women avoid filing complaints due to economic insecurity, Indian women face the additional burden of backward culture.

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Federal Reserve’s Money Printing Failure

Federal Reserve’s Money Printing Failure 

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CTS in trouble? What trouble?

CTS might manage to cover its tracks successfully and come out of this episode with little damage to its top management and shareholders. The losers will be only CTS employees and the public.

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How to differentiate science from pseudo science?

We live in a world of in which for the past 400 years there is an avalanche of scientific discoveries which transformed life on earth in more ways than one. But we are also facing attempts to drag us back into the ages of ignorance.

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Education becomes currency play

Rs 43 crore cash was seized from the residence of one of the trustees of the Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre. This money – in wads of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes – is said to be the capitation fee collected from students, primarily for medical seats. The Vydehi group, whose …

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Mumbai Terror alert was a prank

Schoolgirl’s spotting ‘terrorists’ in Mumbai was a prank On September 22, 2016, the Western Naval Command has sounded the highest state of alert along the Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Raigad coasts in Maharashtra after reports of suspicious movement of an armed group dressed in Pathan suits in Uran. Two students – a girl and …

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5 times annual salary as severance pay!

At the end of last year (2015) Infosys CFO Rajiv Bansal put in his papers and left to head ride-hailing service Ola’s finance division. Bansal earned Rs 4.72 crore in the previous year. Unlike an average software engineer who is asked to leave the company with 2 or 3 months salary, Bansal got almost 5 …

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“Do Not Use Google’s Messaging App Under Any Circumstances”

Snowden Issues Warning — Do Not Use Google’s Messaging App Under Any Circumstances From the article : “Just because you aren’t engaged in criminal activity or planning a terrorist attack doesn’t mean the government wouldn’t love to know everything about you. Environmental activists, for one of many examples, are considered in the State’s notoriously-inclusive watchlists …

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IT Job Loss claims yet another life

Techie commits suicide in her flat in Kodigehalli Tejaswani, a 25-year-old software engineer committed suicide in her flat in Tindlu, Kodigehalli on Friday. She was married to Yadusudhan, also a software engineer. Yadusudhan lost his job two months ago. Tejaswini’s parents told the police that Yadusudhan was pestering her for money as he was unemployed. …

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Hindutva’s Science Envy

Hindutva’s science envy The spiritualist metaphysics of Brahmins cannot withstand a serious scientific scrutiny. To cover this obscurantist metaphysics as “science” is a desperate attempt to protect it from the critical scrutiny of real science.

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For the Love of Physics

How to teach and make students love physics? On May 16, 2011, Professor of Physics Emeritus Walter Lewin returned to MIT lecture hall 26-100 for a physics talk and book signing, complete with some of his most famous physics demonstrations to celebrate the publication of his new book For The Love Of Physics: From the …

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Private Education scamsters on rampage, not only in India!

By the time ITT Technical Institute closed its doors earlier this month, the for-profit college had been selling tenuous diplomas at exorbitant prices for more than 20 years burying low-income and first-generation students in insurmountable debt, and evading regulators since the early 1990s. This is the mirror image we should have seen before letting in …

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There is no beef about beef in the rest of world – OECD

While Indian state governments and cow vigilantes are busy policing the food habits of citizens, the rest of the world is busy enjoyig their veal cutlets and juicy steaks, as per data released by OECD for the year 2014-15. Residents of planet Earth consume an average of 34 Kg of sheep meat, pork, beef and …

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