No more struggle with words

“Christmas was a few days away. Robin sat by the window while his brother and sister helped t... »

The woman’s word from Iraq

Haifa Zangana Iraq is in the middle of a crisis again. In the past year alone, the UN estimates that 8,868 peo... »

Take the pain out of appraisals

Supportive working environment is a key factor influencing employee performance. — Photo: P.V. Sivakumar It is performance appraisal and review time for most companies. Employees will be busy recountin... »

The turning point of sale

The point of sale, commonly known as the ‘last mile’, has always been an integral part o... »

Money does not buy happy employees

Companies today realise that there are a series of factors that drive the
happiness quotient of the workforce, including good work culture, employee-friendly policies and a chance for professional growth. If money was the only determinant in keeping employees happy and satisfied, giant firms that pay... »


Cinematic joyride: Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and (below) Madhuri Dixit in Dedh Ishqiya.

Dedh Ishqiya sizzles

Ahhh, after so long, a mainstream Hindi film that you can simply luxuriate in. That makes you wan... »

New Manager

Companies must address grievances expeditiously and looked at the
complaints seriously and investigated the issue formally. — Photo: Shaju John

Erase the grey zones

While cases sexual harassment at the workplace coming into light nowadays have increased in numb... »


Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

‘Water with CO2 not the real thing’

Jaggi Vasudev, known popularly as Sadhguru, comes across as a uber-cool yogi. An audio v... »


Where indecision rules

In 2013, the marketing function ran a bit like UPA 2 - nobody wanted to take any decision. Every... »

Rasheeda Bhagat

Perpetual City: A Short Biography of Delhi; By Malvika Singh; Publisher: Aleph; Price: Rs 295

Dearly beloved Dilli

William Dalrymple sums it up neatly when he calls Malvika Singh’s portrait of Delhi — Perp... »


Grand Delusions: A Short Biography of Kolkata; By Indrajit Hazra; Publisher: Aleph; Price: Rs 295

Inside the skin of a city

The most interesting thing about this series of short biographies on cities that Aleph’s been... »

For decades, Mumbai’s crumbling urban transport infrastructure has struggled to cope with the daily demands of its masses. The city’s response to this pressure has been slow and disjointed. In recent... »

Jay Robotix trains students in robotics technology »

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