Many countries are currently enforcing restrictions on mass movements to curb the spread of coronavirus. Some have a nation-wide lockdown as a preventive measure. All non-essential businesses are shut down and people who can’t work from home are to be given leave. Only the essential service workers are allowed to go out. Police monitor the streets and people who roam around unnecessarily can be imprisoned. Continue reading
There seems to be this thought process that women’s day celebration at work brings a divide between men and women. In a place where all genders work together harmoniously, celebrating women’s day is like glorifying the contributions of women and/or highlighting the achievements of only women. I can see why men feel left out and underappreciated on this day. If the celebrations aren’t done right, it could even be seen as subtle discriminating against men. Let me explain why celebrating women’s day at work is actually beneficial for the men in the next generations. Continue reading
Like most workplaces, my office also celebrates women’s day. As part of the women’s action network, I have been actively involved in the celebrations. Over the years, we have been conducting games and events such as sessions and discussions specifically targeted at women. While the games served as a networking opportunity for women, the sessions inspired them and gave them a platform to voice their opinions and concerns. We also organized a few events that included all employees.
A few years back, we added one extra element to the celebration and that seems to have bothered a few men. Continue reading
I often come across book lists that feature women writers. This women’s day, instead of giving you yet another list of books by women, I wanted to share books for women and about women. No, this is not a list of “chick-lit”. And no, not a feminism 101 reading list either. I will post one in the future when I’m well-read on the topic.
In this post, I will be sharing books that have meant a lot to me, that are on my must-read list and that are constantly being recommended to me. This list will be across genres but will feature books that centre around women. Continue reading
We spend our life pretending that we will live forever. Death is something that we assume is always years away. We know we are all going to die eventually, but we always ignore this fact. When a loved one dies, it hits us hard and we regret the many things that we wanted to do with them or for them. We regret not having spent quality time with them and not having been in touch with them frequently because we were “busy”. We remember the fight we had eons ago and wished we had apologized or didn’t make a big deal out of the conflict. We regret not expressing our love. Continue reading
Who doesn’t have a competitor? Whether you’re a student, a 9-5 job worker, an entrepreneur or an artist, there is always at least one person whose skill is just about your level, who you want to beat.
If you don’t find such a person in any aspect of your life that you want to improve on, you probably need to shift to another place. Continue reading