Science writer Mick West continues this line of thinking by pointing out that conspiracy theorists exist on a spectrum. He’s spent years running the website Metabunk, which investigates and discredits a variety of false theories and unusual beliefs. His book, Down the Rabbit Hole, makes the case that to communicate effectively, we need to gain perspective on the range of that spectrum, and where the person’s thinking fits into it. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic: Dealing with an infection of conspiracy theories
Dealing with a difficult boss
Support for working parents During the pandemic, many are having to take on additional responsibilities at home with children out of school. As a parent myself, I know how difficult this juggle can be. It is no longer practical to expect undivided attention toward our work during the day while we take care of kids at home. … [Read more...] about Employee resource groups help strengthen connection in times of uncertainty
"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?
At present, remittances for normal imports (excluding import of gold/diamonds and precious stones/jewellery) into India are required to be completed within a period of six months from the date of shipment by the overseas supplier, except in cases where amounts are withheld towards guarantee of performance. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 impact: RBI announces measures to support foreign trade
The Supreme Court will hear on June 2 a plea which has sought a direction to the Centre to amend the Constitution and replace the word India with 'Bharat' or 'Hindustan', claiming it will "instill a sense of pride in our own nationality." The plea has sought a direction to the government to take appropriate steps to bring amendment in Article 1 of the Constitution, which deals with name and territory of the Union, to the effect that "the same refers to the country as Bharat/Hindustan, to the exclusion of India". … [Read more...] about SC to hear on June 2 plea seeking replacement of word India with ‘Bharat’