The government on Friday released January-March GDP figure. The Indian economy grew at 3.1 percent in the January-March quarter (Q4) of 2020, its slowest pace in at least two years. The GDP growth was recorded at 5.8% in the corresponding quarter of 2019-20. … [Read more...] about India GDP data highlights: Growth falls to 3.1%; agriculture sector grows at 5.9%
Heart grow fonder
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?
"There is every possibility that the Centre will have very limited role with regards to imposing restrictions or giving relaxations from June 1. The states and UTs will take decisions on such issues depending on the situation locally," a senior government official told PTI. … [Read more...] about Centre likely to retain limited role and allow states have more say after Lockdown 4.0
In season two, which debuts on Hulu May 29, Ramy doubles down on being a niche show exploring what it’s like to be a first-generation Egyptian-American who grew up in New Jersey. The series is aware that it can’t be a voice for all Muslims. Youssef can’t dissect the experiences of women, or black Muslims, or queer Arabs, or those who recently immigrated to the U.S. with the same degree of precision he does with his own experience. But he knows how to get a conversation started, and sometimes that’s what’s most important. … [Read more...] about Hulu’s ‘Ramy’ is back—with even more provocative questions for the Muslim-American diaspora