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The employee/contractor binary, however, is based upon an outdated vision of work, where the factory or the shop floor was the predominant site of “work”(HTPhoto)

Devise a new labour law regime for gig economy workers

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Carefully-drafted laws that recognise the reality of platform work, and guarantee to platform workers both procedural rights (such as collective bargaining) and substantive rights (such as minimum wages and safe working conditions) are the only solution to this problem.
LGBT activists celebrate at the Town Hall in Bengaluru on September 6, 2018, after the verdict by the Supreme Court of India which stuck down section 377 of the penal code that penalised people for their sexual orientation and ordered that gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
LGBT activists celebrate at the Town Hall in Bengaluru on September 6, 2018, after the verdict by the Supreme Court of India which stuck down section 377 of the penal code that penalised people for their sexual orientation and ordered that gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Essay: The art and law of love

Hindustan Times | By Saikat Majumdar
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 04:46 PM IST
In this essay to commemorate Pride month, Saikat Majumdar writes that Indian society will have truly ‘arrived’ only when same-sex romance is treated no differently from heteronormative romance
It’s so much more fun when insults are traded between real people. And here the writers truly, wickedly shine.(Photo: Shutterstock)
It’s so much more fun when insults are traded between real people. And here the writers truly, wickedly shine.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Humour: Offensively yours

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 09:30 PM IST
A delicious put-down – whether real or apocryphal – sticks in one’s memory like glue
Ruby working as head of sociology department, Lucknow University, on Friday(HT)
Ruby working as head of sociology department, Lucknow University, on Friday(HT)

19-year-old takes charge as head of sociology department at Lucknow University!

By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 07:01 AM IST
Class 12 student Ruby helmed the prestigious position as part of an initiative organised by the NGO Plan India to mark the International Day of the Girl Child
Since Bal Thackeray founded Shiv Sena in 1966, neither him nor any members of his immediate family contested elections.(HT image)
Since Bal Thackeray founded Shiv Sena in 1966, neither him nor any members of his immediate family contested elections.(HT image)

Why Aaditya Thackeray is deviating from the Thackeray family tradition not to contest the elections

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shailesh Gaikwad
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 12:50 PM IST
Since Bal Thackeray founded Shiv Sena in 1966, neither him nor any members of his immediate family contested elections.
A female project manager raised the issue of the difficulties faced by young girls and women in going to skill development institutes and joining the workforce.(PTI Photo)
A female project manager raised the issue of the difficulties faced by young girls and women in going to skill development institutes and joining the workforce.(PTI Photo)

Where women inclusion went missing

Gurugram | By Archana Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 12:04 PM IST
People talked about electric vehicles, blockchain, augmented reality and the necessity of creating a workforce that understands such issues.
Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the cloak of secrecy surrounding the illnesses of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi are not comparable .(HT File Photo)
Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the cloak of secrecy surrounding the illnesses of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi are not comparable .(HT File Photo)

Secrecy around illnesses of Sonia Gandhi, Manohar Parrikar not comparable, says Randeep Surjewala

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2018 09:00 PM IST
Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that only those in positions of power, especially as heads of state, should disclose the nature of their affliction in public interest.
Bhumi Pednekar may be just four films old, but she is being looked at as the new bold face of Bollywood (Styling by Mohit Rai; assisted by Shannon Tanwani and Miloni Shah; make-up by Sonik Sarwate; hair by Florian Hurel, The Artist Factory; location courtesy: The St. Regis Mumbai)(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Abheet Gidwani)
Bhumi Pednekar may be just four films old, but she is being looked at as the new bold face of Bollywood (Styling by Mohit Rai; assisted by Shannon Tanwani and Miloni Shah; make-up by Sonik Sarwate; hair by Florian Hurel, The Artist Factory; location courtesy: The St. Regis Mumbai)(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Abheet Gidwani)

Bollywood’s new bold: Why Bhumi Pednekar is being recognised as the face of strength and confidence in the Indian film industry

Hindustan Times | By Jamal Shaikh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 01:11 AM IST
With films on sex, sanitation, and body positivity, Bhumi’s choice of roles is placing her in a position of power
Why do we sometimes get a feeling that the people close to us are actually putting up an act when they don’t really care?
Why do we sometimes get a feeling that the people close to us are actually putting up an act when they don’t really care?

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Fake friends or friends forever?

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 04:10 PM IST
‘I would take 100 real enemies over one fake friend any day. At least the enemies let you know where they stand, and don’t pretend to care’ – Anonymous.
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