Foxconn iPhone

Reuters spoke to six women who worked at the Foxconn plant near Chennai. All of them requested they not to be named because of fear of retaliation on the job or from police. Workers slept on the floor in rooms, which housed between six to 30 women, five of these workers said. Two workers said the hostel they lived in had toilets without running water.
The food poisoning incident sent 159 women from one dorm to hospital on Dec 15, workers told Reuters. Some 100 more women needed medical attention but were not hospitalised, the Thiruvallur district administration said last week.


Make in India!

Why are rich Indians moving to Dubai?

Ask entrepreneur Ankit Chona his pick for “the cleanest Indian city” and pat comes the answer: Dubai. Businesswoman Neha Kashyap would rate Dubai as “the safest Indian city” while restaurateur Bhupendra Nath would term Dubai as “the best Indian city for business.”

Chona, who has a chain of 65 restaurants across India and a former promoter of Havmor ice cream says he took literally the last flight to leave Ahmedabad for Dubai before lockdown this year. He thought he would stay there for a month and return once his restaurants reopen. Impressed with the handling of Covid situation and good urban infrastructure and facilities for kids, he decided to enrol his sons, aged 7 and 10, in school in Dubai and have it as a base for family for a year.

Times Of India

10 types of protein-rich Indian dals

Dals and legumes have also been an inseparable part of Indian cuisine, but have you ever thought, why dals were a part of every Indian meal? Dals and legumes are one of the best plant-based protein sources, which makes them great for development of body, brain, bones and overall immunity. Here are a few desi dal that are packed with goodness of amino acids, which help in boosting your daily meals with the healthy and fat-free proteins.

Times Of India

Abhishek Bachchan in Rolling Stones India

I’ve been replaced in films. I’ve been replaced in films and not been told. And I’ve literally shown up at the shooting and somebody else is shooting there. And you had to just quietly turn around and walk away.
I’ve been told I’ve been replaced in films. People don’t take your call. And that’s, that’s normal.
Every actor has gone through it. I’ve seen my father go through it…
I’ve been in a situation where I’ve gone to a public function and you’re made to sit in the front row and you feel, ‘Wow! I didn’t think they’d put me in the front row. Okay, great!’ But then a bigger star shows up and they are like, ‘Okay, get up, move to the back’, and you go to the back. It’s all part of showbiz. You can’t take it personally.
What you have to do is come back home, and, before going to bed, promise yourself that I’m going to work so hard. I’m going to become so good that they cannot, and they will not move me from that front row into the back…

Rolling Stones India

It happens with everyone. Don’t hate the player, Hate the game.

India’s brain drain

The domination of Indian American talent at top American multinational companies, especially in high tech but also in academia and international institutions, only seems to go from strength to strength. Agrawal joins Satya Nadella at Microsoft and Sundar Pichai at Alphabet, Google’s parent company.

People born in India occupying top positions at other global companies worldwide include several women such as Canadian American Sonia Syngal, CEO of the clothing giant Gap, and Americans Revathi Advaithi, CEO of Flextronics and Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo. The list of Indians at the very highest levels of the corporate world goes on and on.

Agrawal’s appointment led to both celebration and soul searching in India, with many wondering why those born in India had to go abroad to succeed at the highest level. Coincidentally, in the same week, the Indian government released data showing that a record 600,000 Indians gave up their nationality between 2017 and 2021.

Nikkei Asia

There are more than enough talented people to go around. India can supply talented people to the world and have plenty of them left in India to push India forward.

“No one could have guessed this kind of boom a year or two back. Digitisation and the rising online consumer base in India is a real opportunity for all investors. I think it will hit $40 billion this year,” said Anil Joshi, managing partner at Unicorn India Ventures, an early-stage investor.

2021 has seen 40 unicorns from India so far – privately held startups valued at over a billion dollars, compared to 26 unicorns in the entire decade prior. Once named for their rarity, unicorns have become mainstream, with businesses from real estate to software to job portals attracting frenzied funding

Money Control

How Apple Is Organized for Innovation

Apple has hundreds of specialist teams across the company, dozens of which may be needed for even one key component of a new product offering. For example, the dual-lens camera with portrait mode required the collaboration of no fewer than 40 specialist teams: silicon design, camera software, reliability engineering, motion sensor hardware, video engineering, core motion, and camera sensor design, to name just a few. How on earth does Apple develop and ship products that require such coordination? The answer is collaborative debate. Because no function is responsible for a product or a service on its own, cross-functional collaboration is crucial.


Great article. Worth reading it in its entirety…..multiple times.

Might as well add Steve Jobs’ interview where some where he says, “You know how many committees does Apple have? Zero. Apple is organized as world’s largest startup.”

Leena Nair

With 30 years experience at Unilever where she started as a management trainee in 1992, her appointment is said to be an effort to bring an outsider’s perspective to the fashion industry. Counted among Fortune India’s Most Powerful Women 2021, the XLRI Jamshedpur alumni is lauded for her people-focused approach to leadership culture in large companies.



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