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Kanika Datta: Written down value

Are you or your colleagues and/or employees horses or donkeys? Mice or a dwarfs (or Little People, to use the politically correct term)? Runners, joggers, walkers, drivers? Couldn't care less? Writers of self-help/inspirational management books ...

Kanika Datta: Are women and votaries of women's rights exceptionally thin-skinned?

We know that sexism is alive and kicking but there is, undoubtedly, a case for my sisters to cultivate more equilibrium and a better sense of humour

Kanika Datta: Celebrity risks

Now that a court in Bihar - of all states - has issued an order to the authorities to file First Information Reports (FIRs) against a galaxy of movie stars - Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta - for endorsing Maggi noodles and its ...

Kanika Datta: Divide & lead

First, the bad news: A survey earlier this week by TJ Insite, a platform on the TimesJobs.com portal, suggests that most people prefer male bosses to female ones and that view includes a significant majority (79 per cent) of female respondents.But ...

Kanika Datta: Activism against activists

When it comes to activists, do credit Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his consistency. His address to a joint conference of chief justices of the high courts and chief ministers on Sunday isn't the first time he has derisively referred to activists ...

Belle Epoque and a nuclear deal

Breakthrough at Beau Rivage on April 2 could mark the start of a new chapter in Iran-US relations

Kanika Datta: 'Indian culture is best'?

It is natural that someone's cultural choices will be shaped primarily by local and national influences. But much also depends on exposure

Kanika Datta: Beyond 66A

Luckily, I have not experienced the harassments to which the state and kooks, gooks and lackeys associated with it subjected hundreds of unsuspecting people under the late unlamented Section 66A of the Information Technology Act. But I do wish there ...

Kanika Datta: Women as a Cause

The Gregorian calendar, which most of the world follows today, rather dampened the enthusiasms of PR-CSR industry complex that rises to a crescendo before each March 8. In case you've been on Mars this last week, March 8 is International Women's Day ...

Kanika Datta: For the people?

The Indian Railways website says: "India has some of the most spectacular and unforgettable rail journeys in the world … .There's no better way to enjoy India's outback, cities, coastal towns and regional areas in comfort."Even the most charitable ...

Kanika Datta: One step back?

In the months immediately after the Lok Sabha elections, TV pundits, the chatterati and corporate India sagely portrayed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s stunning victory as the triumph of its star Narendra Modi's "development" (that is: ...

Kanika Datta: The rural beti as businesswoman

Indian women can only progress as far as the social system permits them and plugging into global supply chains is a good way to start, as we saw with the ITeS boom

Kanika Datta: 'West Bengal still on decline'

The tamasha of the two-day Bengal Global Investment Summit in the ramshackle state capital on January recalled the title of Business Standard's edit page leader on Thursday, March 27, 1975, its maiden edition. "West Bengal still on decline," it ...

Kanika Datta: Reflections on a copper ashtray

A small memento of Indian business history sits on an occasional table in the drawing room. It is a shiny round metal ashtray, the product of copper mined from Ghatshila, once one of Asia's oldest copper mines, situated in what is now Jharkhand but ...

Kanika Datta: Raahgiri's 'people'

With India's articulate urban rich and middle class increasingly dominating the public discourse, long-term planning for serious problems like urban pollution and overcrowding is increasingly being subsumed by self-serving agendas

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