Financial Literacy: Best CSR initiative?
In 2014, the Indian government made it mandatory for all large companies (above a specific threshold level) to spend 2% of their net profit on corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. However, certain Indian organisations such as the Tata Group have been committedly engaging in genuine CSR activities long before... Read more
This young woman can help you manage your money better
Meet Pooja Bhinde. She’s a certified financial planner (CFP) from Mumbai with over 9 years of experience in helping people across the world make wise saving and investment choices. Today, given her appearances as a money expert on several financial TV shows including DD News – Paisa Vasool, Zee... Read more
Employers: Here’s how you can power up your talent acquisition strategy
As per the 2017 UN World Prospects report, India’s ‘working-age’ population accounts for nearly 65% of the country’s total population of 1.34 billion. However, as many of these potential workers fall short on skills for the current job market, this demographic dividend is slowly turning into a demographic disaster.... Read more
It’s OK to say you made a mistake: financial planner Aparna Ramachandra
A certified financial planner and a visiting faculty in a management college, Aparna Ramachandra describes herself as “worldly wise, street smart”. South Indian by birth and currently based in Mumbai, Aparna is also an avid cyclist and runner. Over the years, she has studied, worked and travelled extensively in... Read more
Are your family and friends reducing your job satisfaction?
You’re exhausted, emotionally more than physically. You wearily check off the last item on your to-do list for the day and look at the time. Yikes, 8:10 pm already and you’re still in office. Time to go! But just as you prepare to leave, you find yourself slipping back into... Read more
How the magic of doodling got Neha Sharma 74k Instagram followers
Very often, the extraordinary is just hiding in the ordinary. Read on, to learn how you can spot it using emotional intelligence. Sir Isaac Newton was said to have discovered gravity when he began thinking of the forces of nature after he saw an apple fall to the ground.... Read more
Wanted: Female certified financial planners
As per the most recent National Family Health Survey (NFHS), 53% of women in India now have at least one bank account as compared to 15% just a decade ago. While this does reflect unprecedented growth in ‘financial inclusion’ of women in the country, several studies show that most... Read more
BT sets example by putting people before profits
Professionalism is nurtured when employees do not have to fight their personal battles alone. The heartbeat of an organisation is its people. And when companies only care about profits, they compromise on the safety of what really makes them tick. It is no secret that the business world is... Read more