The family of a Dalit labourer, who succumbed to his injuries after he was thrashed and forced to drink his own urine, ended their protest after the Congress government in Punjab announced a compensation of Rs 20 lakh, a government job for the victim’s wife and free education for their three children.According to a report in The Indian Express, the Punjab government has also announced that the case must be investigated by an ADGP (Additional Director General of Police)-rank officer and that the four accused be brought to book within three months. The officer has been mandated to probe lapses by the police, if any, so that disciplinary proceedings can be initiated against them.Jagmale Singh, 37, was thrashed following an altercation. Jagmale succumbed to his injuries nine days after he was admitted to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Sangrur district of Punjab. Before he died, he told the police the accused had tied him to a pillar and … [Read more...] about Cost of a Dalit life in Punjab: Rs 20 lakh for family, govt job for wife and free education for kids
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Sexism, harassment, and discrimination in the workplace are issues that have been around as long as women have been in the workplace. The #MeToo movement exposed just how pervasive and commonplace it continues to be, and highlighted the systemic issues that leave those who experience it with little redress. advertisement advertisement As more people continue to share their stories of harassment in the workplace, companies who have ignored the issue are seeing the repercussions. Last year, a public scandal involving one of its top leaders led 20,000 Google employees to walk out in protest over the way that the search giant dealt with sexual harassment and misconduct. When Nike leaders discovered the extent to which harassment was rampant in its workplace, six of its top executives left, as Liz Segran previously reported for Fast Company. Workplaces can no longer sweep the problem under the rug, at least to the extent that they might have been able to in the past. … [Read more...] about These apps try to make reporting sexual harassment less of a nightmare. Do they work?
The old saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” But how many tries should you attempt before you throw in the towel and admit defeat? A new study from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management entitled “Quantifying dynamics of failure across science, startups, and security” found that how you fail (and try, try again) determines if you’ll eventually succeed. It turns out that after an initial failure the paths diverge, and there’s a difference in the behavior of winners and losers. advertisement advertisement “This is a crucial question because in our success-obsessed society failure is ubiquitous; almost every winner starts out as a loser,” says Dashun Wang, associate professor of management and organizations and lead author of the study. “If you can understand how people fail over and over and eventually succeed, you can identify a future winner while this person is still a … [Read more...] about Why failing fast is critical if you want to eventually win
If someone asks you the image of the characteristics of a productive person, what comes to mind? Assuming you’ve read at least a few articles about time management, you’ll probably picture an individual who wakes up early, sleeps seven to nine hours a night, and incorporates meditation and exercise in their morning routine. advertisement advertisement Fast Company recently commissioned SurveyMonkey to conduct a study of how people view their own productivity and corresponding habits. The survey polled 3,522 respondents of differing races, genders, age groups, and income levels, about what time of day they feel most productive, how many hours of sleep they typically get, and how often they meditate and exercise. It’s important to note that the data for this survey was self-reported. No one tracked the number of hours participants slept, and they weren’t given a clear definition of what it means to be “productive.” It’s also worth … [Read more...] about Sleep is critical for productivity, but many still aren’t getting enough