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Facing a tight labor market as the holiday shopping season approaches, many retail companies will undoubtedly consider following the lead of Amazon, which recently announced that it is raising its minimum hourly wage for all of its U.S. employees, including those working at Whole Foods stores, to $15 — $7.75 above...
The Congress recorded its best-ever performance against the BJP since the disastrous 2014 Lok Sabha polls capturing power in the three Hindi heartland states and reviving its hopes in the next general elections. But the outcome has also sent signals that defeating the BJP nationally may not be an...
By Amit Kapoor  Even though the idea of globalisation has come under fire in the last few years, with increasing levels of discontentment over inequity in the distribution of gains, the benefits that the world economies have derived from it are often overlooked. One unmistakable benefit has been the transfer of...
In this small piece I want to talk about the nature of Jammu's politics. But before I proceed further let me clarify as to what I am referring to in the name of 'Jammu'. There is a broader entity called Jammu which comprises of the six districts. This entity...
Jammu and Kashmir region is segmented into north and south parts by the Pir Panchal Range, the south of which is Jammu division. Presently Jammu division comprises of six districts--Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Udhampur, Jammu and Kathua. Out of these, Poonch, Rajouri and Doda touch the Pir Panchal range. Unlike...
The state of Jammu & Kashmir, which is demographically a Muslim majority state joined the Indian Union way back in Oct.1947, when Maharaja Hari Singh agreed to sign the instrument of accession . The state is composed of ethnically, culturally and religiously three different regions  vis; Jammu, Kashmir and ...
The Conflict in Jammu and Kashmir, like anywhere else, has gendered nature. The agents of conflict, more often than not, are men. Women are seen mostly as the passive victims of conflict. But a closer look at the way women are impacted by conflict, reflects a multidimensionality in the...
The relationship between women and politics never has been considered smooth and fine. Politics is the field where women never been welcomed especially in a society like ours. Though women continue to choose the traditional roles of home-maker and civilized citizen still she is not interested in the politics....
The political discontent that has manifested itself in Jammu and Kashmir in post 1989 period is in many ways related to the failure of democracy and democratic institutions in this part of the world. It is in the failure of democratic politics to nstitutionalize itself that the grievances of...
The state of Jammu and Kashmir came into existence in 1846. It consists of three cultural zones, Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. But before the formation of the state these regions represented various types of political identities. It is known that the modern Jammu region was divided into twenty two...