Panjab University pay parity struggle hits a nerve amid tussle over Chandigarh

To be or not to be a central university. That is the question roiling Panjab University (PU) in Chandigarh these days. A month after the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the Center to explore the possibility of converting PU into a central university, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on June 19 sought the intervention … Read more

Box office prediction: Kamal Haasan’s Vikram poised to dominate, uphill struggle for Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj, Adivi Sesh’s Major

It’s going to be an eventful Friday at the box office in India with the release of Kamal Haasan’s action drama Vikram, Akshay Kumar’s costume drama Samrat Prithviraj and Adivi Sesh’s biopic movie Major. And it would be safe to say that the Kamal-starrer has captured the imagination of the majority of the movie patrons … Read more

After a bumper 2021, companies might struggle to increase profits

The profits engine that drove stocks to their highs, making many Americans feel richer than they had in a generation, may now be working in reverse. Companies like Snap, Cisco Systems, Deere, Walmart and Target have cautioned investors about challenges that their businesses are facing, sending their stocks sharply lower and contributing to a plunge … Read more

Housekeepers struggle as US hotels ditch daily room cleaning

After guests checked out of a corner room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort on Waikiki beach, housekeeper Luz Espejo collected enough trash, some strewn under beds, to stuff seven large garbage bags. She stripped the linens from the beds, wiped built-up dust off furniture and scrubbed away layers of grime on the toilet and … Read more

‘His (Perarivalan) suffering lasted 31 years…ours is forever’: the families of Rajiv Gandhi assassination victim recall struggle

As the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of AG Perarivalanone of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, families of the victims who died with the former Prime Minister in a suicide bomb attack at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991, said the verdict was as an “injustice” to … Read more

Gangubai Kathiawadi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s sexless ode to sex workers’ workers their struggle and spirit

In the many interviews that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave in the run-up to his latest movie Gangubai Kathiawadi, he invariably ended up repeating the same stories. He’d tell women about not having paint on the walls of his childhood home, a life experience that inspired him to create the most extravagantly vibrant sets for … Read more