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Issue 326, Thursday 18th August 2011

Mahindra creates 'Spark the Rise', an Indian movement for change

Mahindra's 'Spark the Rise' positive change campaignThe US $12.5 billion Mahindra Group today announced the launch of a multimedia movement which seeks to inspire and empower people across India to shape their own future. The initiative is called 'Spark the Rise' and hopes to drive change. read more

Sex and Power: 5,400 women missing from top jobs in the UK

Corporate womanA new report, published today by the EHRC shows a continuing trend of women being passed over for top jobs in Britain. More than 5,400 women are missing from Britain’s 26,000 most powerful posts. read more

TSBC urges the UK to develop a positive enterprise culture

Amar LodhiaFollowing the UK riots last week which are estimated to have cost taxpayers £200 million; social enterprise venture The Small Business Consultancy (TSBC) is urging the government to back its bid to develop a positive enterprise culture among disaffected youth. read more

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Indian couple at centre of first caste discrimination tribunal
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Indian hunger striker Anna Hazare arrested
Patrick French: A new 'Gandhi' shakes India
Amitabh Bachchan takes on those who ban 'Aarakshan'
'India is courting a political default'

D’Arranged Marriage by Rajeev Varma, 2nd - 4th September 2011

D'Arranged MarriageD'Arranged Marriage is a play about 29-year-old, Sanjay Gupta, an aspiring New Zealand Indian stand-up comic who spends his life working at his father's corner shop and avoiding the issue of an arranged marriage. read more

Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna,'Most Stylish Couple'

Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna on the cover of 'Star Week' magazine Bollywood style icon Akshay Kumar and his wife Twinkle Khanna have been honoured with the title of "Most Stylish Couple" by leading celebrity publication, Star Week magazine as the chic couple appear in the cover of the latest issue. read more

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