Okay, so family is coming out of my ears. I don’t know about you – maybe you have the Karan Johar version, where everyone is dressed in the latest fashion, has perfect hair and can break into peppy songs. Mine is plugged into different devices, monosyllabic and in a permanent state of war. We’d kill each other if it didn't make us look bad. Perhaps Krishna had us in mind when he came up with the Gita to Arjun. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus impact: Too much family
An invisible threat This problem rears its head in the workplace in a number of ways, some more overt than others. It can begin with the recruitment process itself, when employers favor younger candidates by advertising for new or recent graduates. It also shows up when older workers are passed over for challenging assignments, left out of meetings or company activities, and excluded from prized learning opportunities. Older workers may be overlooked for promotions, and later, if a company downsizes, they may be axed first. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus is changing work forever. Here’s how to make ageism a thing of the past
When the coronavirus pandemic first began, there were rumors that black people were immune to COVID-19, and that this wasn’t a disease that would hit Africa, Odede says. Though Africa hasn’t been as hard hit as other continents, COVID-19 is now there; Kenya has 42 confirmed cases as of Monday, and Africa as a whole has more than 3,400. While some of those claims about immunity may have been made as jokes, it still sparked a threat that Africans may not take the situation seriously. “This is real,” he says. “Corona doesn’t understand if you are white or black.” And slums, he adds, with their close quarters, lack of sanitation, and absence of health facilities, are particularly vulnerable. “Social distancing is a privilege,” he says. … [Read more...] about What will coronavirus do to one of Africa’s largest slums?
Nailed It is a cozy balm for dark days, the ideal quarantine watch. It’s like The Great British Bake-Off in its utter lack of reality-show cutthroat tension, but with more jokes and a lot less baking prowess. There’s no continuity to keep up with, no heroes or villains, no red herrings or tesseracts. We meet some nice if eccentric contestants, root for them to only fail a little, and laugh at their troubles, guilt-free, because they are fully in on the joke. … [Read more...] about ‘Nailed It’ on Netflix is your cozy, family-friendly, aspirational quarantine show
While Jindal seems to be bidding high amounts, Tata Steel may be tempered by its Corus experience. Since acquiring the British company for $12 billion in 2006 – after a bidding war with Brazil’s CSN - the Indian steel behemoth has struggled to manage its unit. At present, Tata Steel is saving what is left of its European business by merging it with Germany’s ThyssenKrupp’s steel operations. … [Read more...] about Stressed assets sale: Sajjan Jindal leads