Fighting the purple haze

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Shilpi Gulati’s long documentary, Lock and Key, narrates a story of real-life rehabs of people across Punjab where drug addiction has been rampant in recent years. Shoma A. Chatterji takes a look at those who have triumphed over their addiction through the director’s eyes  
Core HR - Where Everything Begins
Human resource management (HR) is an essential, complex and highly information-intensive function in all businesses. It is also tightly regulated by government agencies. Therefore, information technology is a fundamental tool in the effective management of human resources. A human resources management system uses the power of information technology to capture, store, analyze and report on all aspects of the most important resource of an organization: people. An HRMS is also called a human resources information system, a Human Capital Management System and Human Resources Information Technology (HRIT).
Political mavericks find safe-haven on social media
In the world’s largest democracies and across the globe, social media is enabling the rise in nationalism -- both in government and on the extreme fringes of society and especially with the post-truth leaders. The liberals are not too far behind as both sides pay each other with the same coin. Humera Lodhi and Yehyun Kim from USA and Sudipto Maity from India report
The good doctor in H-1B limbo
Visa review under the Trump regime in USA puts rural America at risk of losing Indian doctors amid a shortage of physicians. Sharon Mai in USA and Sudipto Maity  in India report
Frontline Kashmir: Where bullets do the talking...
Indian soldiers in Kashmir guard the border in the line of fire along the LoC with Pakistan. Kavita Suri reports from Pallanwala where nature has unleashed its bounty but only bullets do the talking
Cancer Research: Fighting the fault in their stars
An American Indian doctor in a Missouri lab is using modern techniques to turn herbs used in ancient Indian cures into potentially life-saving medicine for breast and prostate cancer. Madeline Jones and Cameron LaFontaine in USA and Ranojoy Saha and Sudipto Maity in India report
The rise and rise of eSports
eSports, which is competitive video gaming at a professional level with a winner and a loser, is emerging as one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. On the agenda for the 2022 Asian Games, they can even make it to the Olympics. Drew Pilewski and Abby Dodge in USA and Souryaprokas Bhaduri in India report
U.S. Consulate Kolkata hosts seventh anti-trafficking conclave
Kolkata, Apr 30 (IBNS): The United States (US) Consulate Kolkata hosted seventh anti-trafficking conclave to focus on calibrated bilateral and regional cross-border response mechanisms at the American Center here on Apr 27 and 28.
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