May 25, 2021

Supporting livelihoods of women artisans in COV...

Jindal Stainless Foundation (JSF), the CSR arm of Jindal Stainless unleashed the second phase of its Golden Grass Weaving Project that was launched in 2018 with the objective of improving the skill sets of the traditional artisans of Antia Village, Jajpur, Odisha. JSF had taken up this initiative in collaboration with Mudra Foundation, a Bhubhaneswar-based […]

March 15, 2020

We, The Equalists

Not-at-all-dear Patriarchal Society, I know that I’m a huge disappointment to you. I couldn’t have been happier with myself for that. You’re right when you say that women like us have imbalanced the societal order. We indeed have. And we will happily continue at this noble task till the time gender balance is restored. Till the […]

February 15, 2020

Chasing The Blue Horizons

My day started on the deck of a ship that took us away from the shore in the golden hour. Excited for my new adventure, I was trying to soak in the expanse of the Indian Ocean in silence. It seemed like the infinite blue sea was merging softly at the horizon with the blue […]

January 15, 2020

Cheers To Collaboration

Cheers to Collaboration – A Must Have Competency for Optimum Results and Enduring Relationships An organization is a community at work. People come together in the pursuit of achieving a shared goal. At the roots of this kind of collectivism is human progress. From the age of homo-sapiens 5000+ years ago, the human race has […]

September 9, 2019

Lead Like A Parent, Parent Like A Leader

As a parent, we love our children because they are an extension of us. We dote on them because we want them to grow in a happy atmosphere. We own their problems, accept the way they are and simultaneously offer constructive criticism because we want to enable them to learn the ropes of the world. […]

July 18, 2019

Halu Chalu Apadu, Thokhad Aaye

I must have been in my twenties when I came across a road sign in Maharashtra saying, “Halu Chalu Apadu, Thokhad Aaye”. The phrase roughly translates into – Go slow… Watch out! You will be hitting a hurdle.’ The profundity of that simple signage struck me and years down the line, it still rings true in […]

June 21, 2019

The ‘Main Hoon Na’ Approach To Busi...

“Koi Mushkil Koi Pareshaani AayeIf any trouble or anxiety comes your wayRehna Kabhi Na Bekaraar…Main Hoon NaDon’t ever be restless, I am here for you” The world is moving from product selling to solution selling. Simultaneously, in any work environment, both bosses & subordinates are looking for trustworthy colleagues & specialists, who are resourceful enablers and […]

May 13, 2019

Reorienting Perceptions to Problems

When Jerry Sternin, author and researcher for Save The Children arrived in Vietnam, he had no clue as to how to tackle the grave issue at hand. Sternin was sent to Vietnam to investigate the root cause of malnutrition amongst kids. The common analysis so far was – poor sanitation and unclean water. He deemed […]

April 22, 2019

Pursuit Of A Stress-Free Life

One day, a colleague asked me how I’m able to look so calm and content despite being loaded with work. I told him that my secret to living a stress-free life is simple – I carry a pen and paper with me, everywhere I go, and that’s the reason I often get called ‘The Planner’. […]

March 8, 2019

The Women Gossipers

They are everywhere. Slavering with stories and theories on women. They are found among both sexes. Gossiping about women is their chief pastime. Like herds, their thoughts on the subject are all the same. That women envy each other. That women can never be true friends with other women. That women are poor drivers. That […]