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Summary posts of the last week

October 14, 2007
  • Helping accident victims and doing our duty as citizens

    John F. Kennedy’s famous words: Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country are words that every Indian knows only too well, in spirit I mean. The government and the media does ask a lot from us common citizens. In fact if things go tragically wrong, citizens can…

  • Why is the divorce rate increasing?

    Divorce is on the rise. Whether it’s Delhi or Lucknow, Kerala or Punjab, Kolkata or Chennai, the upper classes or the middle classes, metros or semi-urban areas…the specter of divorce is now here to haunt us all. Why, just in Delhi the figures go thus:1960’s – 1-2 cases per year1980 -…

  • India’s urban elite not likely to marry outside their religion

    Kolkata has been in the news lately for the wrong reasons. Rizwanur Rehman, a Muslim youth who married a Hindu girl is believed to have been murdered. However, his death was declared a suicide. His wife’s father Ashok Todi along with the Kolkata Police Commissioner Prasun Mukherjee are suspected…

  • Should you leave that job you hate?

    You don’t want to be labeled a job-hopper. You don’t want recruiters to shun you. You don’t want to ruin your resume. But you do want to leave.Should you?Well, if an employee doesn’t want to be termed a job-hopper, then generally speaking he or she needs to put in that minimum of 2-3 years…

  • Job hopping and blogging trends

    Job Search was always a popular online activity, along with email and chatting. But now a study by JuxtConsult has revealed that this activity has grown by 20 percent. Data was collected from 2 surveys with more than 25,000 responses by Indian Internet users.*Offline trendAs I see it, this growth in…

  • India’s population to be two billion in less than a century?

    Our population was just about 350 million in 1947, (Independence), but today we are all of one billion plus. By 2050 we’ll add half a billion more, and in another fifty years, another half a billion. That’s the scenario even if our nation’s fertility steadily declines. According to a study by…

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