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COVER STORY

23-06-2017

IT's crisis

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Briefing

Cover Story

A dream in decline

V. SRIDHAR Cover Story
The spectre of large-scale job losses haunts the Indian IT services industry, which teeters on the brink of an existential crisis.
Interview: Carol Upadhya

‘IT collapse would shut paths to social mobility’

V. SRIDHAR Cover Story
Interview with Carol Upadhya, Professor, School of Social Sciences, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru.
IT industry

Losing steam

C.P. CHANDRASEKHAR Cover Story
The lack of a robust global recovery since 2008, protectionist tendencies in the U.S. and the uncertainty surrounding offshoring are taking the sheen off India’s IT industry.
IT employees and unions

Changing mindset

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
IT employees have stayed away from unionisation, considering themselves professionals and not workers. Now, in view of the increasing lay-offs, they are thinking differently.
Archaeology

Harappan furnaces

The latest round of the Archaeological Survey of India’s excavations at 4MSR in Rajasthan gives valuable insights into how the Harappans made the transition from an agricultural society into an industrial one.
Cover Story

A dream in decline

V. SRIDHAR Cover Story
The spectre of large-scale job losses haunts the Indian IT services industry, which teeters on the brink of an existential crisis.
Interview: Carol Upadhya

‘IT collapse would shut paths to social mobility’

V. SRIDHAR Cover Story
Interview with Carol Upadhya, Professor, School of Social Sciences, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru.
IT industry

Losing steam

C.P. CHANDRASEKHAR Cover Story
The lack of a robust global recovery since 2008, protectionist tendencies in the U.S. and the uncertainty surrounding offshoring are taking the sheen off India’s IT industry.
IT employees and unions

Changing mindset

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
IT employees have stayed away from unionisation, considering themselves professionals and not workers. Now, in view of the increasing lay-offs, they are thinking differently.

Techies fight back

Cover Story
FOR long endearingly referred to as “knowledge professionals”, IT employees now, facing the prospect of being sacked, are seeking to make common cause ...
Reports from the States

Pain of separation

Cover Story
BENGALURU Bubble bursts By Ravi Sharma AN abnormally uneasy calm permeates the information technology (IT) sector in Bengaluru, home to over ...
Interview: Avijit Pathak

‘We are witnessing the repressive apparatus of the state’

ZIYA US SALAM The Nation
Interview with JNU sociologist Avijit Pathak on the rise in incidents of lynching and its social ramifications.
Tamil Nadu

Resistance on the ground

The battle against the Centre’s notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter gets a fillip in Tamil Nadu.
Notification on sale of cattle

Daggers drawn

Mamata Banerjee slams the Centre’s move as unconstitutional and as a deliberate attempt to encroach upon States’ powers.
Coal scam

Landmark judgment

V. VENKATESAN The Nation
On the basis of a CBI probe, a special court convicts, awards jail terms to and imposes fines on three civil servants of the Coal Ministry for criminal misconduct in the allocation of coal blocks.
Presidential election

In for a surprise

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide who the BJP’s nominee for the post of President will be. Insiders say it could be someone with impeccable credentials from the business world.
Iran

A mandate for reform

World Affairs
Hassan Rouhani gets elected for a second term as President, in what is seen as the electorate’s unequivocal approval of his reforms and the country’s nuclear deal with the U.S.
U.S.-West Asia

Business as usual

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
During Donald Trump’s recent tour of West Asia, when he signed trade and defence deals worth $480 billion with Saudi Arabia, even the customary protestations about human rights abuses and democracy in the region were noticeably absent.
Diary from Trumpland

Trump’s world order

VIJAY PRASHAD World Affairs
There is no combined will in Europe, already rattled by Brexit, to produce a European military, and even less determination to actually alienate itself from the U.S.

Contrasting mounds

Heritage
THE Harappan sites of 4MSR and 43GB situated 50 km apart in Rajasthan present contrasting pictures as far as their mounds go. While the mound in 4MSR ...

Techies fight back

Cover Story
FOR long endearingly referred to as “knowledge professionals”, IT employees now, facing the prospect of being sacked, are seeking to make common cause ...
Reports from the States

Pain of separation

Cover Story
BENGALURU Bubble bursts By Ravi Sharma AN abnormally uneasy calm permeates the information technology (IT) sector in Bengaluru, home to over ...
Interview: Samir Sinha

Tipping point

V. SRIDHAR Cover Story
Interview with Samir Sinha, founder, Robonomics AI, Sydney, Australia.
Interview: R. Chandrashekhar, NASSCOM

Of uncomfortable truths

Cover Story
Interview with R. Chandrashekhar, NASSCOM president.
Coal scam

Landmark judgment

V. VENKATESAN The Nation
On the basis of a CBI probe, a special court convicts, awards jail terms to and imposes fines on three civil servants of the Coal Ministry for criminal misconduct in the allocation of coal blocks.
Presidential election

In for a surprise

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide who the BJP’s nominee for the post of President will be. Insiders say it could be someone with impeccable credentials from the business world.
Essay

A blot on India’s secularism

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
The country failed to give the Jamia Millia Islamia University its dues as an institution founded by a minority community with the objective of serving India’s Muslims as well as the ideals of independence and nationhood.
Public health

Beware the ticks of Kyasanur

Kyasanur forest disease, a viral infection that can be fatal, has spread beyond the forests of Shivamogga in Karnataka, where it was first discovered 60 years ago, to Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra in the past few years, and its further spread along the Western Ghats is a real possibility as encroachment of forests increases.
Communalism

For cow and cash

The Nation
It is not just love for the cow that motivates gau rakshaks. Often, as the recent lynchings in Jharkhand indicate, commercial interests and rivalries are behind their carefully engineered sectarian violence.
Controversy

In the name of cattle protection

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI The Nation
The Centre’s notification restricting cattle slaughter reeks of political expediency and will only serve to hurt rural economies that are already reeling under the impact of agricultural failure.
Politics

Rising resistance

The success of back-to-back agitations by the Left and the BJP has shaken the Trinamool Congress out of its complacency.
Right to information

All talk, little information

AKSHAY DESHMANE The Nation
Comparison of RTI data show that the Narendra Modi government has not been as good for right to information as its predecessor, the Manmohan Singh regime, was.
M. Karunanidhi

Relentless legislator

A.S. PANNEERSELVAN The Nation
A look back at the contribution of DMK president M. Karunanidhi to the body politic of the country during the six decades of his legislative participation.
Archaeology

Telltale furnaces

The latest round of the Archaeological Survey of India’s excavations at 4MSR in Rajasthan gives valuable insights into how the Harappans made the transition from an agricultural society into an industrial one.