The 180 Pulse

With thought-provoking articles covering varied domains, 180DC SRCC aims to create student leaders through a holistic learning experience.

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 BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Inside Out: The Whistleblower’s Loyalty Tradeoff

Inside Out: The Whistleblower’s Loyalty Tradeoff

How do you feel about an employee “exposing” a company and letting out its “dirty secrets”? Pure wicked or arguable?

The concept of whistleblowing has started to gain recognition in India only in the recent past, and as it grew, bigger were the headlines. While some condemned the whistler, there were cases that shed light on the sheer harassment and ostracization they were faced with.

What decides whether something is valid or not? Is the situation particularly worse in India? What does the future look like?

Read on as Ishi Jain dissects this dilemma and explores the unsaid boundaries of bringing out the “inside”.

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The Sneaker Game: Where Fashion Followed Function

The Sneaker Game: Where Fashion Followed Function

Long queues infront of the Apple store, which were a common occurrence after the launch of a new iPhone have metamorphosed into long queues infront of the Nike store after a new Jordan ‘drop’.

The sneaker market in India grew explosively in less than half an decade, making a new segment of individuals known as ‘sneaker heads’ more than just a niche market. As sneakers gained popularity, Indian retailers and resellers took to themselves to cater to the massive demand and so came a wave of boutiques, stores and websites which gained traction instantaneously.

India is seen ‘sneaking’ in a billion dollar industry in shoe boxes, the rapid trajectory causing concern for the trend to die down as hastily.

Head to the latest article on 180 Pulse- “The Sneaker Game: Where Fashion Followed Function” where Manya Bagla critically analyses the sneaker market in India, giving rationale to its exponential growth and outlining the road ahead for the industry.

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Decoding India’s approach to Digital Taxes

Decoding India’s approach to Digital Taxes

Digital enterprises like Google, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, etc. that operate their business in virtual space makes it difficult for local governments to bring them under the tax radar to file taxes .

Hence, India introduced a digital tax in the form of an ‘Equalization Levy’.

If all goes well for India, the Government can enjoy the additional bonus in digital tax revenues. But only time can tell if this turns out to be in favour of India, or not.

Read on to know how this new tax takes shape in the time to come. Digital enterprises like Google, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, etc. that operate their business in virtual space makes it difficult for local governments to bring them under the tax radar to file taxes .

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Gender Bias in AI

Gender Bias in AI

With the recent application of revolutionized AI technology in numerous sectors, results were astonishing. Favoritism in hiring, Racism in Healthcare, Sexism in university screening, discrimination in the courts and banking sector as well as many such prejudices were observed. Algorithmic bias can not only undermine equality but also lead to unfair decisions and representations of certain groups.

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Adventure of a Lifetime

Adventure of a Lifetime

How many times have you resorted to online learning resources to understand what classes couldn’t clarify?
How many times have you used digital platforms to learn new skills and gain knowledge?

The article Adventure of a Lifetime talks about the rise of Edtech in these unprecedented times and how it has transformed the traditional education system. Read on to know more about the journey of Edtech through the years.

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ECONOMIC AND PUBLIC POLICY

Gross National Happiness – Substitute or Supplement?

Gross National Happiness – Substitute or Supplement?

A widely accepted measure of determining a country’s economic progress and standing is Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, relying on such a measure, a measure that does not take into account the overall well-being of its citizens is a concept that is now considered to be skewed by many. With changing times, a new measure, Gross National Happiness (GNH) has been developed and is currently being used by Bhutan. Read on to better understand the significance of the two measures and how they could work together, if at all that’s possible.

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PSYCHOLOGY & HISTORY

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