'Bono, every time you clap your hands, a woman somewhere in the land of Ahimsa, is being abused.' IMAGE: Members of the Irish band U2 -- Bono, Adam Clayton and The Edge -- visited Mani Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi's home in Mumbai, on December 13, 2019. The band will perform at the D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on December 15. Photograph: Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI Photo. Two Irish lads walk into a bar. 'Not you two again!' groans the bartender. This was to be the snarky opening of my piece. The plan was to then nudge you gently down memory lane as I relived my first history lesson about apartheid (Pride In The Name Of Love), my first kiss (With Or Without You), my first break-up make up (Desire), my first stirring of conscience (One).I grew up an army brat, with friends and homes changing every couple of years. Very unsettling, especially for a teen. Thanks to four buddies who stayed by my side right through those tumultuous adolescent years, I found myself more focussed on the world outside, … [Read more...] about Come on, Bono, Rattle and Hum for the women of India!
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TVS Motor Company is planning to invest around Rs 6 crore in 2019-2020 financial year to enhance implementation of green energies like solar, wind power in its operations, claimed the company.During 2018-19, the two-wheeler manufacturer had invested Rs 8.79 crore towards optimization of compressor, fuel conversion from HSD to Propane for in paint process application and in implementation in order to reduce carbon footprint.It further claims that with Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the renewable power contributes to 60 per cent in overall share of power for the company. These initiatives are claimed to have resulted in CO2 emissions reduction of about 50,000 tons during 2018-19.Besides that, the company is also working on new technologies in the areas of hybrid and electric powertrains, as claimed by the two-wheeler major.Read also TVS Motor November sales down 16.7% to 266,582 units TVS partners with Cadisa to launch flagship showroom in Guatemala … [Read more...] about TVS plans to invest Rs 6 crore in green energy in FY20
JALANDHAR: Punjab Congress spokesperson Nimisha Mehta has alleged that some black sheep in the state police were trying to push people into drug trade for making money. She said she would meet the Punjab DGP to apprise him of the situation. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Mehta alleged that when Punjab government was determined to finish drug trade in the state, some police officials were working to the contrary so that they could continue to mint money from the peddlers. She cited a case of Mahilpur and alleged that a woman’s family, which was earlier into peddling poppy husk, was being forced by the police to start peddling drugs even as they wanted to give up the trade and start life afresh. “On the night of October 27, a gunman of Mahilpur station house officer (SHO) landed into the house of Jasbir Kaur and asked her family members to start selling ‘nasha’ (intoxicants) and pay them Rs 50,000 every month. As per the Jasbir’s statement, … [Read more...] about ‘Some police officials trying to push people back in drug trade’
By Neil Vigdor It’s a job title you might expect to find at a media powerhouse or Silicon Valley startup: head of digital engagement. The annual pay could be as much as 50,000 pounds (roughly $67,000). Oh, and there’s free lunch. Just be careful not to confuse #ootd, the hashtag for “outfit of the day,” with OBE, the Order of the British Empire. It’s a possibility when the boss is Queen Elizabeth II, who, at 93, is seeking a social media guru to develop content and help her stay connected with her millions of followers, according to a job posting on LinkedIn. The help-wanted notice, which was posted Thursday, redirects prospective applicants to the royal family’s own website. The pay ranges from 45,000 to 50,000 pounds a year based on experience, with a 37.5-hour, Monday-through-Friday workweek, it said. “It’s knowing your content will be viewed by millions,” the job posting said. “It’s about never standing still … [Read more...] about Help wanted at the royal household: Queen Elizabeth seeks social media director on LinkedIn
Thousands of Buddhist monks and nuns in Bodh Gaya, Nalanda, Rajgir and at other Buddhist sites in Bihar are anxious thinking about the upcoming life changes following the Parliament’s clearance of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).Majority of them feel that Citizenship (Amendment) Act has paved way for the National Register for Citizens (NRC), which is likely to be implemented soon in every part of the country, and that the exercise (of the NRC) may put their status under threat and that they may get declared ‘illegal’ and ‘foreigner’ like what had happened to many in Assam.The state has a population of 25,453 Buddhists as per the 2011 Census, which is 0.02% of state’s population. But apart from this, there are thousands of Buddhists from other countries, who have been living here for over three- four generations.Nearly four dozen monasteries of the countries, including that of Thailand, Tibet, Burma, Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, … [Read more...] about Worried about NRC, Buddhists in Bodh Gaya fear ‘difficult days’ ahead