WALK THE TALK – WITH ALL WOMEN TASK FORCE
India’s burgeoning population and its many needs and aspirations are largely responsible for the innumerable challenges that its economy faces today. There is much talk, debates and heated exchange of ideas but very less in terms of ‘walk the talk’. Between the talk and the walk there is a missing link which if put in place, shall yield positive results in our country’s socio-economic growth.
And what might that link be? The answer is simple. It is the population itself which has created the problems in the first place. The need to involve the citizens of this country in…
Why is it a given that, post marriage, the woman has to give up her career and independence to look after the family? Things have certainly changed now but there are still a number of people out there who believe in this sucker punch of an idea. There is also no valid reason as to why the woman has to give up her premarital home and move into the home of her in-laws.
Even today, women are constantly under pressure to prove themselves worthy and thus spend a great amount of energy juggling work and home to meet this end.
THE DIVINE FEMININE
Hinduism is perhaps one of the few faiths which boasts about the worship of the sacred feminine. As the force that bears the seed of life, the feminine element is revered and accorded the highest stature through the millennia. Though the Absolute is perceived as undifferentiated and unqualified, the creation of the entire cosmos, both conceptual as well as its resultant physical manifestation, is attributed in Hindu scriptures to the primordial interplay of Shiva, the male element which represents the passive consciousness that is essentially self-absorbed and its divine consort Shakti, the personified creative power of Shiva. Shakti,…READ more..
NEW DIMENSIONS OF ECO-TOURISM
All the wild life enthusiasts have heard about the Africa’s big five- African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. There are several other countries or areas in the world which have successfully cashed in on its natural heritage, wildlife and have been popular destinations for eco-tourism and also for viewing exotic wildlife.
Australian outback, Galapagos Islands, Amazon rainforest have been popular destinations for people who want to view some of the rarest and exotic wildlife.
Even India is a known destination where wildlife enthusiasts come from all over to explore the Indian jungles with a hope to spot…
UPSTARTING YOUR START-UP
If there is a fire within you, let it burn. One of the two things that could possibly happen is that it either turns into a gigantic success or it doesn’t work out and you go back to what you are currently doing. The key is, measure the risk and set boundaries. Give yourself a time frame and state clearly within how many months you aim to see returns.
Individuals who love to learn and research are great candidates for taking these risks. They are those who will turn every idea inside out and look at it from every…READ more..
VRITTI I- MEDIA, THE STORY OF INDIA’S LARGEST DIGITAL AUDIO NETWORK
In India, radio was the first medium of mass marketing which was the most trusted medium to promote your brand to the masses. It covered all strata of population right from the deepest of the rural market to the biggest of the metros in India. With the advent of television, things dramatically changed as there was a great interest among the people to watch something which was otherwise only audible, and after that it was the technology which took over the business of marketing and then came the social media Jargon and so on. With changing times people…READ more..
TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND SELF-SUSTAINING COMMUNITIES
The large urban sprawls in India’s biggest cities today clearly epitomise the lack of foresight and prudence in city design and management. Even as high rises and big roads have characterised progress in these cities, haphazard planning permits and unregulated construction have also significantly reduced the liveability of the cities. There is a clear need to question the business as usual approach to city planning and urban architecture.
The earliest of urbanities in England and the US, close to coal/oil/gas fields and processing industries, were small settlements that grew over time into large cities. The gradual uprooting of the…
MALAISE OF PEER PRESSURE
In the race for academic and professional achievements, depression and despair may set in, while lifestyle and social media can create stress and unending desire to be in the limelight.
As individuals we live in a society and constantly balance our individuality whilst being part of a larger group. There seems to be a thin line between being an individual on one hand and member of a community on the other. Society plays its role in shaping our thoughts and actions and within the parameters of our interactions with others, become vulnerable to what is referred to as ‘peer…READ more..
WOMEN AND WEIGHT TRAINING
The women’s lib movement can now finally be said to be complete, the women of today right from the high powered corporate executive, to the college going Britney Spears wannabe to the soap opera watching housewife have all of a sudden started visiting gyms, and it’s not because gym memberships today cost lesser or the trainers are hunkier, but because the liberated woman of today realise that a gym is where she would acquire true physical strength and beauty.
The gym was always thought to be the domain of the bodybuilder and a woman stepping into the gym and…
THE ESSENCE OF GOA
The measure of success of a nation seems to be decided on the basis of its military and economic strength. But this strength is of no use unless complimented by peace and harmony. Human values and traditions survive or evolve within tranquil spaces, and violence of any nature impedes growth. For the soul to be nurtured, peace is most essential and so should be considered most sacred.
In a world fraught with disturbances and unrest, it is becoming increasingly difficult to identify places where life in general is harmonious. Our own country seems to be riddled with complex issues…