What is the Big Deal about Period Leave?

Ever since a Mumbai based agency declared Period Leave, everyone and their aunt have been talking about it. Feminists, Anti Feminists and non feminists have been airing their views on social media. There were the debates calling this move regressive. So many women cited instances of doing important meeting and stuff in their period or the last few days of pregnancy and said they don’t need a period leave. Instance about rural women working in fields were given and Period Leave was called an Urban Privilege. What shocked me was the intensity of it all. Does the whole movement about

What to Wear to Office during Monsoon?

The Monsoon season has arrived with a bang… actually with a splash! If you have been following the news then you know that reports of flooding have come in from Rajasthan to Imphal. Once the romanticism of rains, the chai-pakora fetish wears off, we will gravitate to mundane issues like what to wear to office during monsoon? In India, commuting to work in the rains can be more painful than the other days. Flooded roads, splashing puddles, stuffy buses and trains and long traffic jams become a daily affair. You are not only spending lesser time at work, clothes take

Roles Women Play – Career Woman #WomensDay

In my second post on the Roles Women Play, I want to talk about the role of a career woman. I have shared my thoughts about women at work during the A2Z blogging challenge of professional life. In my corporate career I have come across many women; several of them I like, few I admire, and a handful that I would like to emulate. Julie Woods-Moss is one of the latter. Julie is my boss’s boss’s boss. She is also the CMO of my company and when not travelling, based out of UK. So the opportunities of one-one transactions with

AtoZ Blogging Challenge – W for Women at Work

For the past few decades, women have been achieving more and more in the corporate world. We hear of women CEOs and don’t bat an eyelid. For several organisations, being led by a woman becomes a statement to be made in their favour. There is no doubt that are tremendous opportunities for women today. However, the sad truth of gender inequality is also a reality. There are myths associated with women workers that are so deep rooted that they have to be battled everyday! As a woman, we have to constantly prove our commitment to our work. People expect you

AtoZ Blogging Challenge – M for meeting

Meeting. A verb that has become a noun in the corporate world. Grammar trivia: Such words are called Gerunds. Okay okay, am not showing off. Coming back to meetings. Meetings are an essential part of corporate life. It is the time to solve problems, discuss ideas and agree on the path to be taken. Meetings are also the biggest contributor to unproductive time, especially long and disorganised ones. In a meeting room crammed with too many people with too many things to discuss, you can hope for half of them to participate. The other half would be busy doing something