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Stealing from Indian women is universal ?

In the past, I’ve written about theft from passengers’ bags by baggage handlers in Indian airports, and the mysterious chalk marks used by customs officials to mark certain bags for special treatment. Little did I know that singling out NRIs for stealing from their bags is an international practice.   According to this news article, Michael…

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Why I dislike the Bharat matrimony ad

With the cricket World Cup going on, I have been watching a lot of Willow TV.  There are a lot of  NRI targeted ads, but one in particular irritates me considerably. It doesn’t help, either, that given the frequency of ads and the constant repetition, I watch this particular ad quite a few times everyday. …

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Why Indian women scientists drop out

The other day, there was an interesting article in the Hindu on the subject of why women scientists drop out.  The article quoted two research papers, which tried to analyze why there were so few women scientists at the highest levels. The first is the one by Kanta Rani and Rajesh Luthra of CSIR’s human…