Towards Pride-ful Workplaces

I visited Kolkata for Durga Pujo this year. I was delighted to see the creativity and hard work of the local artisans; hopping from one Pujo pandal to the other, their themes and installations can really surprise you (and of course, enchanting you). And when I say surprise, I really

Creating a Future Perfect Workplace by Embracing Generational Diversity

“Raima hustles to get her work done, completes every assignment on time , does her best to connect with her team . But for some reason her team and managers were not happy and don’t believe that she is giving her best. They take her late coming to the office

Career Break – Challenges & The Return Journey

When I took a career break, I had never imagined that the word ‘Career Break’ could have some dire consequences on my return journey to the professional world. It was a struggle of almost two years after which I got the desired break. (By this break I mean a break from

Why should the agenda of gender diversity devolve into a battle of Men vs Women?

At a recent session on gender bias and its impact of team performance, I had a participant speak up the following- “We understand gender diversity is important and all that, but don’t you guys take it too far? I mean, women get all the privileges anyways don’t they, It’s us

Why are we still Talking Gender Equality?

It is the 21stcentury? And why are we still talking about gender equality? This question was asked by a female engineer, employed in a traditional manufacturing company, about a year back. Her question gave me goosebumps. In that moment, I wanted to go hug her….but I just pacified her with

Transgender bill- The Missing Pieces

On August 5, the Lok Sabha passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019. This bill seeks to provide a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders, and is the first legislation in India to recognise Transgenders. The bill specifies the following offences against the trans community to be punishable (i) compelling transgender