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Beauty Industry Has Moved Ahead From Playing With Women’s Insecurities To Empowering Them

Since ages, women were made to believe that beauty is something that deals with one's outward appearance. Women, through various marketing campaigns by beauty brands, were forced to accept the fairer, the better ideology. However, as time changed, the beauty industry has moved from the skewed definition to a more holistic definition of beauty. It...
Nadia Comaneci

Battling the Invisible Demons in the Mind

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Napolean Hill (American self-help author) Self-confidence is the cornerstone of all great performances. The first factor in the Self-Confidence equation is Self-Belief. Therefore, athletes with a strong sense of Self-Belief possess a belief that they can do anything, achieve anything and perform well in any situation,...
CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR & Social Impact Sector Can Together Build a Strong Value Chain

In the current constraining times, one thing that has stood out for everyone is the need for collaborative working and one such area which needs to do so more than ever is the Corporate social sector (CSR) and the social sector, they need to work more closely than ever before. It is important to...
Balanced leadership

The Nuances of Balanced Leadership

In my recent blog post, I focused largely on the value of courage that we have embraced since our inception to ‘win in the turns’ and stay focused. Irrespective of the external climate, it is our organization’s internal values that have guided our journey for over 40 years. When we refer to any situation with a...
youth as catalysts - special olympics

Youth as Catalysts for Facilitating Inclusion in Education

By Dipak Natali, Regional President and MD, Asia Pacific, Special Olympics Young people are future leaders. They are the ones who are going to influence others, the ones who will be running businesses years from now, and the ones who are going to be key pillars of the community. Society is constantly being formed and...

Circle of Happiness: A Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program

We live in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a spell of uncertainty across the world. Fear, loneliness, loss, stigma translate into myriad emotional reactions ranging from stress, depression to substance abuse, suicidal tendencies and so on. Organisations however have been able to manage the early stage setback and have leveraged opportunities from innovation...

Volunteering – A catalyst for societal growth

The story of Padma Shri Jadav Payeng, also known as the Forest Man of India, stands out as a global case study of a single person’s resolve that triggered a transformative change.  His small yet consistent efforts of planting a tree every day compounded over 30 years and bloomed into a man-made green forest....

Mastering emotional intelligence through Sport

“What really matters for success, character, happiness and life-long achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your emotional intelligence – not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests.” - Daniel Goleman (American author and science journalist) As someone who has grown up with the foundation of sports, I’m often asked:...

Upskilling and Empowerment for the New Normal

We are standing at a crossroads both economically and ecologically speaking. As we stand at this juncture it’s clear as day that we can no longer go on with business as usual. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to collaborate, to divulge power from few countries and a few businesses to...

Sports as a Development Tool for People with Intellectual Disabilities

By Mukta Narain Thind, National Director, Organizational Development, Special Olympics Bharat Whether we talk about Sustainable Development Goals or the new National Education Policy 2020 merged with principles of Inclusion through Education, the importance of Sports and Health going hand-in-hand is the key. Sports for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) is an important...

Artificial Intelligence will Enable Higher Employment in Future

The world is in the wake of experiencing the biggest Man-Machine alliance since the invention of Artificial Intelligence (AI). According to ‘The Future of Jobs 2018’ report from the World Economic Forum (WEF), machines and algorithms in the workplace will likely create 133 million new roles and jobs by 2022 with smart workforce adaptation. Automation...

Bridging the Gap Between Businesses and Communities

In today’s socially conscious world, the purpose of corporate social responsibility (CSR) stands beyond merely being a legal obligation. It cannot be denied that CSR regulations mandated by the government of India opened a gateway for businesses to interact with agencies working on-ground and enabled a plethora of opportunities for them to formulate welfare...

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