Article by: Kanakadurga Ramani, Manager – Consulting Services at Avtar with Dr. Suja.M.K. – Associate.Professor & Chairperson, Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams.
I am very passionate about my profession that is Social Work. At 50 my dream is to help people especially women and adolescents come out of their mental barriers and short comings to live their life to the fullest. All they need is a little push.
We get it. You have just enough time after a long day at work to catch a breath. But hear this out, those small pockets of idle time outside of work matter. They matter so much, that they could have a direct impact on your professional/ personal life in the long run. This article isn’t about picking up a new hobby, creating a new music playlist, lighting scented candles, reading Paulo Coelho, or listening to a motivational podcast or a Tedtalk. It’s literally two things you could do during those small pockets of idle time you get every day to turn them into your most productive part of the day.
Article By Lakshmi Vijaykumar, Senior Research Consultant -AVTAR Group
I decided to write this piece after watching a series of movies (mix of Hindi, Tamil and English) over the last few weeks. We all know that this is a corporate platform and we talk about issues related to working women, mothers and the likes. Cutting that stereotype, let’s look at how Cinema (we’ll stick to Indian) is breaking the stereotype on the portrayal of women in silver screens — because films are the mirror of society and reflect on what happens in the society. Read More » “Changing Roles”
Article By Shruti M – Presales Consultant, Team AVTAR
Children should be taught inclusion at a young age and why diversity has to be accepted. Lessons on friendship, kindness, acceptance, adjustment should be instilled in them early on so that they can learn to build positive relationships. Children experience diversity in different forms in their daily life which will teach them to get along with everyone – making their world a happy and friendly place. The message of friendship and understanding is essential for relationships to flourish in a congenial environment.Read More » “Teaching Inclusion To Our Children (Story-telling)”
Why care for the environment? That’s a question everyone knows the answer to. And in today’s world of information and technology, it has many a time been the crux of social media discussions as much as it has been taken up in hallowed stages of international talks. It is a subject that is taken seriously enough both by the masterminds and the ordinary citizens around the world. Read More » “World Environment Day: Why Care For The Environment ?”
Article By Lakshmi Vijaykumar, Senior Research Consultant – AVTAR Group
Social media networks such as Facebook, twitter, whatsapp have become the gateway to information for most of us. And if you are a stay at home mum (SAHM), you are more likely to be hooked on to one of the digital social media network to feel stay connected and networked with the outside world. The very pervasive network is largely addictive in nature forcing us to be online in one of these networks almost 24/7. Read More » “Face-off with Facebook”
Article By Rashmi TR, Senior Manager – Brand Communications, AVTAR Group
Reading is an investment we make into ourselves. It not only keeps us informed but also gives us an exposure to different kinds of thinking. As individuals, there are certain limitations to the kind of circumstances that we are exposed to. Read More » “4 Reasons Why You Should Read”
Article by Dr Saundarya Rajesh, Founder-President – AVTAR Group
Around my home is a small patch of earth that allows me to try my hand at gardening. When Chennai was hit by Cyclone Vardha, it was heart-rending to see so many of my beloved plants fall victims to Nature’s fury. Rehabilitation of my green friends was the first thing that I embarked upon once normalcy was restored. Read More » “The Spirit of the Betel Vine”