No more struggle with words

Srabasti Dey

“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

Aditi Bhaduri

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

C. Mahalingam

It is performance appraisal and review time for most companies. Employees will be busy recountin... »

The turning point of sale

Pradeep Ramakrishnan

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.

Sharvani Sachidanand

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

Shashi Baliga

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

Saba Adil

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’

Prasad Sangameshwaran

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

Sandhya Rao

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

Mumbai-based entrepreneurs develop an app, Pipes, that customises news of your choice »

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