Two years of economic policy making – Many questions; Very few answers !

May 16, 2016 | Blog, Uncategorized

Two years of economic policy making : The NDA government has competed two full years. While the spotlight has been on the social and the political context, it is important to look at the economy and what the government has focused on. There are two major achievements – Inflation control and FDI. Inflation has indeed […]

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Best HR practices in institutes of higher education (Part 1)

May 9, 2016 | Blog, Uncategorized

In today’s highly competitive world, we often read and hear a lot of news about how “employees are the most valued assets”. The media is abuzz with interesting case studies on the innovative things companies are doing to hire and retain people. Words like “employee engagement” are seen very frequently being used, and the hot […]

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Leadership Skills – Part III : Skills that Matter the Most for MBA Students:

May 3, 2016 | Blog, Uncategorized

Present business scenario is dynamic and challenging. The business firms are in need of people who can play diversified roles and take leadership to solve pressing issues. No wonder business firms combat globally to find people with leadership skills, given the challenges such as global fluency, ability to think strategically, innovate and inspire others. The […]

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The spotlight is again on the law !

April 26, 2016 | Blog, Uncategorized

The spotlight is again on the law :- Last week the Prime Minister addressed the judiciary and promised that he would look into the long standing demand for augmenting the numbers of judges. In the US, while there are 108 judges to a million people, in India the system has to do with 12. There […]

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Carnivorous plants: Non-Vegetarian Plants

April 26, 2016 | Blog, Uncategorized

Carnivorous plants: Non-Vegetarian Plants:- Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients (but not energy) from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods. Carnivorous plants have adapted to grow in places with high light where the soil is thin or poor in nutrients, especially nitrogen, such as […]

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India – the shining light in a gloomy world economy

April 25, 2016 | Blog, Uncategorized

India – the shining light in a gloomy world economy Last week, the International Monetary Fund announced some grim forecasts. The world is not growing fast enough. Global economic output will only grow by 3.2 per cent this year and not by 3.4 per cent as the IMF had calculated in January. The IMF is clearly worried as […]

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Social Media unveils the ‘Invisible Talent Pool’

April 23, 2016 | Blog, Uncategorized

Social Media unveils the ‘Invisible Talent Pool’ Talent management practices of organization have undergone a paradigm shift driven by predominant use of social media in the recent times. Social media platforms are not only being viewed as a platform to share content but also a way to explore opportunities. Being connected matters a lot in […]

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Endosulfan- A Threatening Pesticide to Biosphere

April 19, 2016 | Blog, Uncategorized

Endosulfan Endosulfan is a pesticide which was introduced in the 1950s and soon became a leading chemical to fight a broad spectrum of insects. The out-of-patent pesticide is marketed under several names across the world. The most common of these names is Thiodane. It is used in paddy, cotton, vegetables, fruits, cashew, tea, coffee and […]

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IXORA-The Flame of the woods

April 18, 2016 | Blog, Uncategorized

“A flame that can heal many health ailments” Ixora, Flame of the Woods or Santan (Ixora coccinea Linn.) is a species of flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family. It is a common,evergreen flowering shrub native to Southern India and Sri Lanka. Although there are around 500 species in the genus Ixora, only a handful are […]

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Lip service to rural India – who cares for the farmer?

April 14, 2016 | Blog, Uncategorized

Rural Distress : The Supreme Court has come down harshly on the government for not releasing money under the NREGA. Since last year there has been a delay in release of funds, as a result new works could not be taken up in various states. This means that farmers who can’t till their drought affected land, […]

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Call for Papers:Management Education in India: Present Challenges and Future Prospects

April 13, 2016 | Blog, Uncategorized

School of Management, Presidency University invites papers for an International Conference on Management Education Sub Themes: Value Creation in Management Education. Curriculum Development: Responding to Industry and Student Expectations. Best Practices in providing better Learning Experiences. Ensuring TQM in Management Education. Innovation in Management Education. Faculty Development: Foster Talent to Develop Talent Developing Employable workforce: Matching […]

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Specific Laws for Women Empowerment in India

April 11, 2016 | Blog, Uncategorized

Some specific laws which were enacted by the Parliament in order to fulfill Constitutional obligation of women empowerment are , The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961. The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The Medical termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. The Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987. […]

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