Financial life skill is required at every stage of life, whether you are a teenager getting pocket money or a matured adult, earning a salary. However, things get challenging for women in our society. Very often, they are unaware of finance management, even if they are the sole bread-earners. They rely on their fathers and husbands to make financial and investment decisions. While the mindset is slowly and steadily changing, there is a need for proactive engagement. Many partners are still reluctant to have open financial talks at home. Amidst this darkness, there is one platform shining the light on [...]
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#thelastfishermanofbombay: How Ganesh Nakhawa is Driving Change Towards Sustainable Fishing PracticesSamira Pillai2021-01-24T10:15:17+05:30
At the start of the lockdown, close to 10,000 tonnes of fish had to be dumped in Mumbai, leading to a loss worth crores. This was an immediate crisis that the fisheries community needed to survive and come out of. But let’s step back a bit more. Overexploitation of natural resources, weather changes, climate change has had a deep impact on the marine ecosystem. Further, heavy industrialization, bottom trawling has disturbed the fish pattern to a great extent. This means that fishers to spend more time at sea, burn more fuel and still don’t earn enough to make a decent [...]
5 Tips for Designing Contests that Bring Out Real, Hidden Talent by Volume Zero The most simple and basic, and yet the most important structure we inhabit, and will mostly be influenced by, will always be our homes. It’s an abode which we always look forward to coming back to and being ourselves, be it a tiny house or a huge mansion. But, in the course of our day have you ever wondered how many structures we casually stroll by? Once in a while we also take note and marvel at them, and sometimes we [...]
WATCH NOW: 5 Ways to Use Collaboration as a Growth Hack: Startup Tips by Neil (North Storm Academy) 22 March 2020: PM Narendra Modi announced a 1-day janta curfew in light of the coronavirus pandemic. At that point, no one knew what lay ahead or just how life would change in the coming months. That day, North Storm Academy (formerly Socialopedia), a digital marketing institute announced a free 3-day workshop on digital marketing program. 2500 people signed up and attended that workshop. It was only the beginning of a series of workshops, programs, and [...]
WATCH NOW: 5 Tips on Changing Mindsets Through Conversations by Anju Kish Challenges make life interesting. Overcoming them makes life meaningful. Sex and sexuality have been taboo topics in our country for generations. Children grow up with nil or wrong information, ideas and notions about their body and about human relationships. It impacts not just the understanding of these very fundamental concepts but also our behavior towards others and society in general. Untaboo – A Mumbai-based Sex & Safety Education Company has dedicated itself to breaking the taboos around sex and sexuality through awareness talks, [...]
#TheFaceBehindTheBrand: Sneha Ullal Goel Promotes Vocal for Local Through an Instagram Interview Series ft Indie LabelsSamira Pillai2021-01-11T15:21:30+05:30
WATCH NOW: 5 Key Strategies Young Brands Adopt for Sustainable Growth: Observations by Sneha Ullal Goel Ever since the lockdown started in India, there was a sharp increase in the number of live video interviews, webinars and online discussions – brands needed to keep moving, people needed to be heard and businesses needed to continue selling. Amid the chaos, one short format series of interviews caught our attention. Presented as a series of five posts on Instagram, the series offers a very raw, honest and powerful perspective of young businesses – their stories, the challenges [...]
Festival @The Steps: How a Forgotten Place was Transformed to a Vibrant Community Space With New MemoriesSamira Pillai2021-01-11T15:21:44+05:30
WATCH NOW: 5 Tips on Making Places into Community Spaces: Festival @ The Steps Many nooks and crannies of cities vanish from collective memory over time – they lose their utility and charm with continued non-use and mismanagement. The steps opposite St Stephen’s Church in Bandra is one among the many forgotten gems in Mumbai city. Abandoned and used as a dumping ground for 30 years, the journey of its revival began in 2016 with the renovation of these steps by Abraham John Architects. In three years, the firm transformed it into a multi-utility space [...]
WATCH NOW: 5 Ways To Use Social Media as Just a Tool for Running a Business by Melanie On the outside, there are beautiful mint green and white patio tables, a fat cat dominates the cafe’s name and a friendly dog greets you like he’s known you forever. On the inside, the aroma of freshly bake goods hits you as soon as you enter, there is a beautiful book wall from where you can take some books to read, add some back to the collection, and the owners will meet you with joy and cheer. [...]
True growth comes from asking the right questions because the intention is to explore not ask: Wise words by Adnan Pocketwala, the Head of Research at Ormax Consultants Pvt Ltd. He has nearly 10 years of experience in interacting with consumers across categories including FMCG, Education, Media and Finance. His intuitive, beyond-the-obvious approach towards consumer behavior, research design and product innovation is what makes him an asset to clients and partners. An avid student of mythology, Adnan has a penchant for decoding behavioural biases at play, otherwise invisible to the naked eye. He speaks to Samira Pillai on the importance [...]
WATCH NOW: 5 Thoughts on Developing and Using Online Influence to Facilitate Change and Impact by Simran I realized that in the truest sense everyone actually wants to help. They only need an avenue or channel to do that. I involved a lot of volunteer bakers to bake for various causes thereon. Whether it was baking for a cause and raising funds, or direct distribution or teaching underprivileged women – our theme of healthy baking remained the same even when it came to social impact work. Because I was clear that what we bake for our families [...]