Covid-19: Hope for a better world

As the world grapples to fight the Covid-19 virus, most of us are hunkereddown at homes in a lockdown to help break the circuit of infections andthus enable our governments to deal more effectively with the medicalcrisis at hand. Like anybody else, I am too passing this phase through mixedemotions of fear, anxiety, uncertainty and…

Harnessing the power of Sun

Towards making Gurgaon a Solar City Two recent announcements give renewed hope to the cause of making Gurugram a solar city. One is that the district has been allocated a large target of providing subsidy to the tune of 11 MW till March 2017 for grid connected rooftop systems. (The subsidy will be 30 per…

Managing school-fee

Need for Independent Fee Committees for Gurgaon Schools Recently, in an audit of accounts of nine private schools in Gurgaon “under radar”, six were directed not to undertake a fee hike this year given the fact that there was surplus funds lying in their accounts.  Commissioned in 2015, the audit was conducted by the Fee…

Sexual Harassment at Work Places

  Eight steps towards full compliance The high-profile sexual harassment cases slapped against Dr R.K. Pachauri of TERI and Tarun Tejpal of Tehelka suggest that sexual harassment in its many forms is real and prevalent. So, it is imperative to ensure compliance with the Sexual Harassment for Women at Work Place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal)…

Happy Women’s Day!

Let’s strive for an equal world this Women Day I find the theme for this year’s international women’s day on March 8 – “Each for Equal” – quite compelling. Finally, we are talking about a gender equal world with no overtones of feminism or clamour for women’s rights. This theme is steeped in human values…

Building water security

Let’s be water wise for a secure future A couple of months back when Virat Kohli, the Indian cricked captain was fined by Municipal Corporation, Gurugram for washing his cars with running water from a pipe, one of my friends could not believe that this was an offence liable for penalty. Her reaction was obviously…

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