Equal Pay – How do we bridge the gender pay divide

Same qualifications, same experience, then why the difference in pay scale between men and women? Women today are an equally important part of the Indian workforce, yet they go underpaid. Xth Grader, Parashie Sidhwani explores the facets of the ‘gender pay gap’ and shares snippets of reforms that corporates in India could imbibe to have a happier and productive workforce based on the principles of ‘equal pay’.

Read more

Diversity and Inclusion – accepting & respecting the beauty of differences

10th Grader, Parashie Sidhwani explores the nuances of Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace and why it matters. To get the best out of the employees, how organisations should step up to make their employees feel welcome while respecting their differences of background. As she takes the learnings from D&I, she looks forward to a positive work environment when she joins the workforce in a few years down the line.

Read more

The Science behind ancient Indian kitchen habits

With long hours of working from home and being compelled to spend more time indoors, many have started facing health issues due to poor eating habits, lack of exercise and leading a stressful sedentary life. Kavita Srivastava, talks to Deepa Kothawale, a Yoga Instructor and a Yogic Diet Consultant and Sayli Deshpande Dere, a Nutritionist and a Dietitian on the scientific benefits of eating the way our grandparents used to do. We explore simple scientific habits from ancient Indian kitchens that can help restore the mind body balance when we need it the most.

Read more

Preschool Philosophy Guide for New Parents

Parents are waking up to new concepts of learning, realising there’s much to education taking place within the four walls of a classroom. We’re are also realising the importance of emotional resilience or EQ rather than just focusing on marks, IQ and winning competitions. Here’s an in-depth analysis of various pre-school philosophies to help parents decide what’s best for their children, as good habits begin early!

Read more

How Parents can protect their children from the dangers of the Cyberworld

The last year has been quite something. A mean virus has affected people across all age groups. Children being the most vulnerable, have been stripped away from a much-needed school environment being forced to study online. While we’re thankful for their continued online learning, but having our children spend more time online is a cause for worry. Parashie Sidhwani explores the threats to children when they spend hours online and how parents can safeguard the interests of innocent minds falling prey to cyber threats.

Read more

How to make our children emotionally resilient

Owing to the present times when our children are equally impacted being ripped away from friends, school and outdoor life – how emotionally strong can we make our children? In our quest for them to score more marks, we may have not focused much on their emotional resilience. Here’s some practical life skills for both parents and children, with a hope and assurance that we all come out of this phase stronger.

Read more

The art of Zen through gardening

Yoga and physical exercises may not be for everyone, but have you considered gardening as a way to stay mentally and physically healthy? Kavita Srivastava explores the spiritual and mental benefits of gardening that can help us stay calm during this unsettling pandemic. She talks to Reema Gopalan, a professional gardener and Dr Arvind Gupta, a psychiatrist and counsellor and here’s what they’ve got to say…

Read more

Women Achievers – Small Town, Big Dreams

What do places like Palakkad, Kumardhubi, Barwani, Bokaro, Dehradun and Baroda have in common? They may not feature in the list of being a metro, but these are the places where strong-willed and courageously beautiful women come from, and they’re not afraid to step out of their comfort zones to achieve their dreams. Here is a story of six different women from various parts of India who have carved a niche for themselves be it in the field of education, accounting or arts!

Read more

Does Positive Body Image impact men?

Does body image only impact women? Aren’t men affected by it too? Kavita Srivastava, does an in depth research on the idea of what an ideal body image should be based on societal standards, its effects on the mind that not only impacts women, but also men. She shares startling findings that you must know before you think anything negative about the way you look. Read on to find out more!

Read more