The gig economy is here to stay. With an estimated 15 Million gig workers in India, it is high time the government started to nudge gig economy firms to extend some sort of "protection" in the form of health insurance and social security (provident fund etc) as well as push gig economy firms to fix … Continue reading Raw Deal!! Why Gig Workers/Freelancers Need Better Wages, Protections, And Recognition
As the month of May, which has been designated as the Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the lessons learned, especially in the aftermath of the pandemic, and plan on how to take the issue of addressing mental health at the workplace forward. No doubt your social … Continue reading As Mental Health Awareness Month Ends, Here’s How/Why We Need To Take The Conversation On Mental Health Further
Growing up in a small town in the 1990s, we were "constrained" by the "last mile connectivity" problem, where even simple things like getting pet food or buying daily essentials were a matter of much planning and effort. One, we were staying in an outlying area that was accessible only by a solitary bus that … Continue reading India’s Gig Economy And The Gig Workers, Are Solving The Chronic Last Mile Connectivity Problem, A Bane Of The Indian Consumers
India has an unemployability problem!! Yes! You heard it right!! More than the unemployment problem, what we face is a major crisis of a majority of India's graduates being unemployable or lacking the "real world" skills to be absorbed in both the formal and informal economies. Simply put, the Millions of graduates who enter the … Continue reading You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks!! To Fix India’s Unemployability Crisis, Focus On Re-Skilling and Up-Skilling
As the who's who of the global elite gathered in Davos for the annual talkfest, at which the "people who matter" ponder on the state of the world, a report compiled on the state of inequality in India, using governmental data, released last week should have reminded the Davos 2022 participants, that Indians who earn … Continue reading As Davos 2022 Warns of A “Darkened” Economic Climate, A Sobering Take On The Post Pandemic “Real” India
All of us plan for the future and put aside savings, in the form of property, gold, cash, and other such investments, just in case a personal or professional crisis strikes. Indeed, the popularity of financial institutions that extend loans against collateral like gold and houses, shows that preparing for unforeseen eventualities is ingrained in … Continue reading I Was Part of Business Continuity Planning During 9/11. I Shudder To Think about What Corporate Planners Went Through During The Pandemic
Is Millennial/Gen Z angst behind the viral The Great Resignation, where record numbers of those under 40 are quitting their jobs, without a clear purpose on what they would do next? The problem of attrition among the workforce in the United States and elsewhere is so acute that corporates are struggling to fill open positions, … Continue reading Is Millennial/Gen Zer Angst Behind The Great Resignation? We Risk A Lost Generation Unless We Address The Mental Health Crisis
For a change, India is in a "sweet spot" on the world stage. Largely due to Modi's Foreign Policy approach in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, India seems to have "played its cards well" and it is being wooed by both the West and the East. As the United States deepens its … Continue reading Modi’s Foreign Policy Has Placed India In A Sweet Spot Globally!! He Must Now Translate This Into Economic Gains.
The World Economic Forum meeting at Davos, the annual retreat of the who's who of the world to discuss and deliberate on the "state of the world", is taking place next week from May 22-26, 2022. This gathering of the "people who matter" is often a "meeting of minds" of the "best and brightest" and … Continue reading An Alternative Agenda For Davos 2022: What Should Be Discussed, Though, They Won’t
The news this past week was dominated by the "astounding" crash of the Cryptocurrencies, or Cryptos, with estimated losses running into the Trillions of Dollars. Of course, the broader Tech stocks too fell along with some "blue chip" brick and mortar firms. However, the biggest news here is the "reality check" for all those who … Continue reading Why I Am Not Surprised By The Crypto Crash, The First Of The Many Crises In The Long March To The Digital Age!!