Fit your Fitness

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Article By Lakshmi Vijaykumar, Senior Research Consultant -AVTAR Group

Fitness is the new buzzword. You turn around and you will find eight out of ten people talking about all sort of diets – keto, low carb, green – et al to name just a few. While many of these that are typically weight loss programs will help in losing that extra flab, lack of a good disciplined exercise routine can pull your fitness levels down to unimaginable levels. Read More » “Fit your Fitness”

A Fulfilling Vacation or a Working Holiday!!!

Article By Lakshmi Vijaykumar, Senior Research Consultant – AVTAR Group

For most of us working mothers a vacation or a holiday turns out nightmarish when travelling with kids and elders from the family. If you are in an “inclusive” family then it’s your prerogative that you extend the holiday invitation to your in laws/parents (that get seldom declined), for after all they have been the caregivers of your younger ones while you were at work. Come on, they need a break too..!!! Read More » “A Fulfilling Vacation or a Working Holiday!!!”

13 Important Social Skills For You!

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Article By  Shruti M- Presales Consultant, Team AVTAR

Which habits make you likeable? What attracts you to another person? Develop essential social skills that will enhance your personality to build new relationships and sustain them. Read More » “13 Important Social Skills For You!”

Dealing With Social Butterflies

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Article by Lakshmi Vijaykumar, Senior Research Consultant – AVTAR Group

An important aspect of parenting these days is to be a part of those  innumerable birthday parties throughout the year. And these parties have this uncanny sense of falling on your lap over a weekend evening putting off to all your other plans of lounging at home with a book or in front of the TV. Read More » “Dealing With Social Butterflies”

Making A Comeback

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Article By Lakshmi Vijaykumar, Senior Research Consultant – AVTAR Group

Yes, it is true. Life does begin at 40. This is the phase when the so called mid-life crisis (I hate this term that is being (ab)used as if it is a medical condition like that of a typhoid or a jaundice) sets in. Read More » “Making A Comeback”

Motivation At Work – A Chance Meeting


Article By  Shruti M -Presales Consultant, Team AVTAR

The sound of typing the keyboard filled the silent air in my office cubicle.

I was tired, irritated and frustrated. Running around in the hot sun to meet clients was nowhere close to enjoyable. I had to crowdsource content on scientific topics which was highly interesting and engaging (now, who doesn’t like that?!). I understand that it was challenging and pushed me to explore my skills, but then there’s a limit to what one can do, isn’t it! Read More » “Motivation At Work – A Chance Meeting”

Thought and Behaviour – Patterns to Stand Out from the Crowd


Article By Arthy Shankar – HR Generalist, QMS Practitioner, Executive and Life Coach

How I wish I had someone teaching me these when I started my first job. To stand out from the crowd is far from being an overbearing personality or being the best-dressed in office. It is a way of thinking and behaving that will naturally supply you with abundance energy and positive vibes as you discharge your duties. Read More » “Thought and Behaviour – Patterns to Stand Out from the Crowd”

Stop Trying to ‘Do it all’, ‘Do it Well’, Instead!


Article By Anju Rakesh, Senior Manager – Research & Analytics, AVTAR Group

“I have never met a woman, or man, who stated emphatically, “Yes, I have it all.'” Because no matter what any of us has—and how grateful we are for what we have—no one has it all.”  – Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

I am speaking to the quintessential Indian Woman Professional (IWP: a fancy acronym for her), here. Let us call her Sita. Read More » “Stop Trying to ‘Do it all’, ‘Do it Well’, Instead!”

Innovative Employee Engagement Practices


Article By Mr. Sukumaran Mariappan, Director HR, Trimble Navigation

Mr Sukumaran Mariappan, Director HR Trimble, shares with us some of his experiences in his tenure of 16 years as a HR professional on Innovative Employee Engagement Practices. His career span spreads across Industries such as IT, ITeS and high tech/ engineering and with small, mid-size and large MNCs like Lucid Technologies, Virtusa and Read More » “Innovative Employee Engagement Practices”