The Big B in your Brain!

We know this word. It is part of us and dictates our actions. The Big B leads, making us think and act a certain way. Big B makes us choose A over B. The problem is that we really don't know Big B and yet it controls so much of what we do. I think it's about time we confronted Big B. Hello BIAS. Alright. Let's play a quick game. You need...

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Big B – your childhood friend

A few months ago, I was standing in my balcony and talking to my neighbour, 7 year old Angelina. Angel lives and studies in Bangalore. She is a bright, smart and energetic kid in the block and we are good friends. Angel was holding a scale in her hand and scraping it against the balcony grill. When I asked her what she was upto, she said she...

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Be a sport Big B!

A few months ago, I was facilitating a creative project for a school as part of their gender awareness initiative. Fourth standard students were going to do a performance that was based on the idea of sports. As soon as I asked the question “So which sport shall we make a performance on?” there was absolute chaos. Everyone wanted to work o...

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Unpacking ‘Meritocracy’

An organisation decides to start ‘pool campus’ from B-level colleges in an effort to hire more women. Managers are nudged or incentivised or even explicitly pushed towards hiring diverse talent. ‘Diversity targets’ are now on managers’ workplans. All the above, in some form or the other, are a reality for many organisations ...

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Fathers’ Day – Reflection

The world celebrates father’s day on the third Sunday of June. A father is a teacher of life. His expression of love may seem inadequate or ‘over the top’ sometimes but he always strives to be the face of reality and the wings of hope for his family. However, fathers struggle for work-life integration in this age. Reflective thou...

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Parents’ Day – Engage, Empower and Excel

Parenthood makes one fathom the preciousness of life. The pitfalls and successes are part of a journey where love makes all the difficulties worthwhile. Organizations can ease the lives of working parents with their own personal touch. It can give them a competitive advantage. A few proven approaches being practised in engaging working pare...

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International Labour Day – Progress for the Better

Is passion towards work over-rated in my organization? Does it really exist? These questions haunt employers in today’s modern world. Passion must be nurtured. It is not obtained through methods of extreme pressure.  Research has proven that burnouts can lead to depression. A majority of employees aspire to make impacts for the better in...

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International Day of Transgender Visbility- Born to be Free

Today, March 31st is International Day of Transgender Visibility. The role of organizations in creating a free environment for the transgender community has been explored. What do you feel when you see a photo of the transgender community? The smiling faces hide a saga of isolation, indifference to hatred and an existence which is used to bei...

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The Happiness Quotient

Today, March 20th is World Happiness Day .Happiness at workplace means inclusion. You, I and we can heal the world by making it more inclusive. The rusted ring story tells us about the preciousness of happiness...live the moment while it lasts. Here it goes... A devotee, Sourav was in search of wisdom. His guide tells him to search for ...

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Another Women’s Day but A Fresh Perspective

Every March 8th, I wake up wondering how to respond to those million Women’s Day messages that start popping up on my Whatsapp and Facebook. As a Feminist (proud that I am one!), the concept of Women’s Day makes no sense to me at all! I believe the entire feminism movement is about making us women regular and EQUAL, not ‘Special’! S...

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