The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently lowered India's growth forecast for the ongoing fiscal due to the coronavirus crisis. "The GDP growth in 2020-21 is expected to remain in the negative territory with some pick up in the second half," RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das had said last week. … [Read more...] about India GDP data highlights: Growth falls to 3.1%; agriculture sector grows at 5.9%
Candi staton when hearts grow cold
The change in Akbar himself was perceptible from this time on, through the abolition of pilgrimage tax for Hindu sacred places and the abolition of slavery affecting women and children. Then as time went on, Akbar actively sought out great thinkers among the Sufis, the Jains, the Zoroastrians, the Brahmins, Christians, Hindu ascetics, Mahdavis and others. This indisputably led to a cosmopolitan court, with the eventual elaboration of Akbar’s Sulh-e kul philosophy, of an active, empathetic toleration of each religion. … [Read more...] about Mythological women revered, stories of historical women censored in India, says historian Ira Mukhoty
"According to executives, Sikka's product mindset did not work for the company and eventually led to his departure. Then came Parekh’s appointment at a time the company was looking for an executive who would bring in stability," said Pareekh Jain, founder, Pareekh Consulting. … [Read more...] about Wipro’s new CEO: Can foreign executives succeed in Indian IT firms?
The nationwide lockdown was first announced by the Prime Minister on March 24 for 21 days in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. It was first extended till May 3 and then again till May 17. The lockdown has been further extended till May 31. … [Read more...] about Centre likely to retain limited role and allow states have more say after Lockdown 4.0
Sort of. Sheikh Ali stands for everything that Ramy aspires to be spiritually: he’s soft-spoken, wise, and progressive. As Ramy’s mentor, he asks for accountability—a challenge for Ramy, since he confuses the devotion to his faith with the betterment of his character. Throughout the new season, Ramy proves time after time that despite his desire to fill the void in himself, he has a nasty habit of judging others critically without ever looking at himself, which makes it hard for us to like him. And that’s exactly the point. … [Read more...] about Hulu’s ‘Ramy’ is back—with even more provocative questions for the Muslim-American diaspora