No more struggle with words

The Dolch Project sets out to make reading fun for all children. »

The woman’s word from Iraq

Haifa Zangana Activist and author Haifa Zangana amplifies the voice of unheard Iraqis to the world. »

Take the pain out of appraisals

Supportive working environment is a key factor influencing employee performance. — Photo: P.V. Sivakumar Focusing on contributions of the employee and how they can become even better at their jobs, instead of numbers and ratings, can make appraisal meetings more meaningful for all concerned. »

The turning point of sale

How does merchandising affect purchase decisions in the store? »

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. When it comes to a contented workforce, money is not everything — even small gestures can make a big difference. »


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

Dedh Ishqiya sizzles

Naseeruddin Shah and Madhuri Dixit come together to create a mature magic. »

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

Since sexual harassment is difficult to define, it is important to circulate a policy on what constitutes harassment at workplace. »


Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

‘Water with CO2 not the real thing’

Spirituality meets consumerism as ad men engage with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. »


Where indecision rules

In 2013, the marketing function ran a bit like UPA 2 - nobody wanted to take any decision. Everybody knew the cost of failure would be very high and they were not wrong. We know what happened with... »

Rasheeda Bhagat

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

Dearly beloved Dilli

“Old Delhi rocked through the night... with its crowded streets, familiar faces, narrow lanes, sounds and smells, its food...” »


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 publishing is that each one is different, depending upon the proclivities of the writer. While the... »

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