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Latest Articles in magazine 18 may 2015

Labour Reforms Gone Awry

A serious debate on the issue of changes in labour laws by BJP-run states sparked off when some of the proposed changes by the Madhya Pradesh (MP) government were rejected. As many as six of the 35 amendments covering 17 labour laws proposed by MP have been declined by the Union labour ministry. Other state governments have also lined up labour reform measures that trade unions are threatening to take to the streets.

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A Debate That Turned Macabre

The grizzly spectacle of farmer Gajendra hanging himself from a tree has reinforced all the issues that have been building up against the Land Acquisition Ordinance. Farmers’ suicides, the subject of investigative reporting and surveys, had so far been far away from Delhi in the rural heartlands only. In a strange and accidental way, all the motifs —suicide by impoverished, debt-laden farmers, and the charge that the central government has turned a blind eye — have come to haunt the Modi government.

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Walk This Way

Nothing new about Bluetooth. Nothing new about haptic feedback. And certainly nothing new about shoes. But they’ve all come together in an innovative way in the LeChal interactive footwear. CEO and co-founder of Ducere Technologies, Krispian Lawrence, speaks to Mala Bhargava about the shoes that started out as a way of helping the visually impaired.

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