World over, Corporate Social Responsibility has become such a buzzword and its acronym CSR has become all pervasive, but how far can CSR help in bringing about desired change in improving the condition of our planet and its inhabitants? The antecedents of CSR are varied. In India, in a landmark amendment of the Company Act … Continue reading Looking Beyond CSR
Consultants are often the butt of jokes and although the consulting profession has rapidly evolved over time, myths on consultants and the consulting industry prevail. Consultants can add value in ways others would find difficult to. Check out this piece to find out just how consultants manage to do so.
Can a business enterprise build love, empathy and compassion into its business model? Find out how, Jaipur Rugs imbibes universal values in its activities while remaining an amazingly successful venture
This year, the start of the Easter break saw me, my wife and my daughter board EasyJet’s non-stop flight from Geneva to Split, Croatia. When the idea of visiting Croatia was first proposed, I was unsure. After all, as a student, I had travelled to former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe was not priority. My family, … Continue reading A Dalmatian Sojourn
In Feb 2001, my sister from Vancouver called informing that my father, who happened to be visiting her, had fallen critically ill and was in hospital. For a man who had never taken seriously ill, and had never been admitted to a hospital, it was surprising that the pneumonia got the better of him and … Continue reading A Stitch in Time Saves Nine
This took place in late Jan 2018. I was attending the inaugural cohort of the India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS) program at Sonipat and our program organisers got our entire cohort to pay a field visit to the headquarters of Goonj at New Delhi. Before we left Sonipat I had a token understanding of … Continue reading When गूँज (Goonj) Came Home
Mumbai-Khandheri, December 29th-30th 2018 Saturday 29th December Today is the day of the sailing cruise to Kanhoji Angre Island a.k.a. Khanderi, not to be mistaken with the uber-Mumbai suburb of Andheri. On the Saturday of Christmas week, three sailing clubs of Mumbai come together to host this annual event. A thirty-some bunch of sailors assemble … Continue reading If it’s Saturday it Must be Khanderi
In the history of human kind religion has ironically played the lead divisive role. More people have been killed in the name of religion than any other force. From the Crusades in the 11th Century to the Arab-Israeli conflict in the 20th century and the blood filled partition of India, religion has played the demonic role.
The notion of education conjures up images of class rooms, text books, tutorials and high-stress examinations in my mind but little did I realise that education can equally be a process of observation, discovery, self-learning, also associated with outdoors and a fun-filled experience. A few weeks ago, I was invited by Creya Learning, a Hyderabad … Continue reading Experiencing Education
#EveryIndianVolunteering “That’s the most interesting thing of all. The balance depends on the mans frame of mind! Understand? Which means that if he’s cheerful and firm in spirit, there will be more sodium in the barrier, and no sickness none whatever, will bring him to his death. But as soon as he loses heart, … Continue reading Conquering Cancer: From Chaos to Control