Indian corporates enjoying a new Nukkad (corner)
Street theatre (nukkad-natak), typically non-ticketed, is performed both outdoors and indoors, in public, professional or residential spaces. It is mostly performed to educate, engage, and create awareness in society towards social, cultural, political, or professional issues. Over the past many years, street theatre has become one of the most... Read more
Quick guide to prevent, prohibit and redress sexual harassment at the workplace
The Sexual Harassment Act, 2013 Under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, all employers in India have a specific legal obligation to “provide a safe and secure working environment free from sexual harassment for all women”. Sexual harassment: Includes a) physical contact... Read more
Employers: 5 Reasons to STOP ticking only Compliance Check-boxes and START addressing Sexual Harassment at your Workplace!
Since the Sexual Harassment of Women in Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act was passed in 2013, all employers in India have had to compulsorily address sexual harassment against women at their workplaces. But while merely complying with the set provisions of the Sexual Harassment law could keep employers... Read more
How to be your own Lakshmi
Meet the new Indian woman. She’s ambitious, attractive and has a string of qualifications behind her name. She’s a goddess controlling her own destiny…or at least she believes she is. That’s until, someone asks her about her personal finances. She looks momentarily perplexed upon hearing that question. But then... Read more
Sexual Harassment at the Workplace – Why Impact Matters More than Intent
Dear Employers, From all the beasts that you will have to keep out of your respective workplaces, ‘Sexual Harassment’ will prove to be the strangest and most deceptive of them all. And if not clearly identified, sexual harassment can come in unnoticed—cloaked in social norms and habits—and destroy you... Read more
Why Banks in India Should Focus More on Prevention and Prohibition—and not just Redressal—of  Sexual Harassment at their Workplaces
The top 50 companies (in terms of market valuation) in India reported a 10.3% increase in the number of sexual harassment complaints filed by their female employees in 2016-17 from that in the previous year. Of these companies, those in the banking sector (besides the IT sector) registered the... Read more
How to Prevent Sexual Harassment Awareness Training from Being Ineffective
Even in a developed country like the US, sexual harassment at the workplace first became illegal only around three decades ago. Ever since then, various employers across the globe soon began making sexual harassment awareness training compulsory for all their employees. Yet, data shows that sexual harassment is not... Read more
Unemployment and poverty: How young India can deal with this double whammy
Nearly two-thirds of India’s current population of 1.34 billion people is below the age of 35. While this young demographic has the potential to turn the country into an economic superpower in the next two decades, many leading economists believe that shortage of skilled labour in the current job... Read more
Patriarchy: The Root Cause of Most Social and Workplace Issues in India
He is a man. He loves cars, guns and hitting on girls. He is strong. He must not cry or care too much. He is superior. He must keep his woman in check. Wrong! He is a puppet of patriarchy. He is not king, but slave.     So, what... Read more
Financial Literacy – The Key to Achieving UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030?
On September 25, 2015—after nearly three years of deliberation—the leaders of the 193 United Nations (UN) Member States agreed to a list of 17 global goals that could radically transform the world for the better by 2030. So, what are these 17 goals? Known as the Sustainable Development Goals... Read more