Interviews

Businesses Need Comprehensive Guidelines for Work-from-Home Model: Rajappan
Human Resources, Interviews

Businesses Need Comprehensive Guidelines for Work-from-Home Model: Rajappan

The evolution of HR technology has influenced the way businesses recruit, develop and manage talent. It has paved ways for human resource professionals to emphasize on business impact initiatives like leadership development and talent acquisition. The Coronavirus pandemic has made businesses realize the importance of HR technology and how it can let business function in a Work-from-Home model. HR technology firms have dedicated themselves to develop technology products and solutions to support talents, business strategy and the unique needs of different business. HR technology becomes altogether more important during this time of pandemic. Prasad Rajappan, Founder and CEO - ZingHR Mr. Prasad Rajappan, Founder and CEO - ZingHR talks to MediaCatalyst about ZingHR, the cu...
CEOITBOX to Help 100 Indian Companies Get into Fortune 500: Sanjeev Jain
Business, Interviews

CEOITBOX to Help 100 Indian Companies Get into Fortune 500: Sanjeev Jain

In the 21st century, technological development has transformed human life to such an extent that it is difficult to imagine a life without technology. Be it a business or life in general, technology has made it easier. It is that compelling weapon that helps nations & businesses grow rapidly. Sanjeev Jain, Founder - TNS Networking Solutions  Mr. Sanjeev Jain, an Indian business coach and founder of TNS (Technology Never Sleeps) Networking Solutions Pvt. Ltd. admires technology. He believes technology is a boon that makes life easier for every individual. With his thought leadership, he guides and trains the folks to set a benchmark in their relevant businesses. In his recent talk with MediaCatalyst, Mr. Jain shares his journey and how he helps budding entrepreneurs ...
Accepting Emotions is the Secret to Keep Mental Issues at Bay: Dr. Gautam Sen
Health, Interviews

Accepting Emotions is the Secret to Keep Mental Issues at Bay: Dr. Gautam Sen

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted human life in every possible manner. It has forced the human civilization to take a back foot, live a life while practicing social distancing, quarantine and self isolation. This has caused emotional and mental health issues amongst . Dr. (Prof.) Gautam Sen, Chairman and Founder – Healthspring Dr. (Prof.) Gautam Sen, Chairman and Founder – Healthspring talks to MediaCatalyst on how the pandemic has added to the mental woes. Professor Gautam Sen, a Senior Consultant in Surgery has been practicing General Surgery and Surgical Oncology for the past 40 years. He believes that the  most important thing that one can do for his/her wellbeing during lockdown is to have a routine as having a structure to your day helps our mental state. ...
Empowering the Marginalized will Directly Impact the Development: Jiji John
CSR, Interviews

Empowering the Marginalized will Directly Impact the Development: Jiji John

Photo Credit: Child Help Foundation Children are the future of every nation and the world economy. The well-being and development of every child has been covered in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Child Help Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, has been working since 2010 with a vision “to reaching out to marginalized children in need, empowering them, bringing smiles and making them future ready.” Mr. Jiji John, Executive Director, Child Help Foundation talks to MediaCatalyst about Child Help Foundation’s journey, attainment of SDG 2 in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, the situation of underprivileged children for whom classroom learning was the only option, and the future plans. Excerpts from the interaction. 1.      &nbs...
Micro-holidays and Local Travel will be The New Travel Trends: Jurgen Bailom
Hospitality, Interviews

Micro-holidays and Local Travel will be The New Travel Trends: Jurgen Bailom

The Coronavirus pandemic has heavily impacted the global economy. However, there is only a few that are hit as hard and as fast as the travel and hospitality industry. The hospitality industry has expected to lose millions of jobs and billions in revenue. The entire world is struggling to put a halt on the COVID-19 virus. Jurgen Bailom, President and CEO, Jalesh Cruises With restrictions being gradually lifted from businesses and economic activities, the tourism and hospitality sector is gearing up to start operations with safety modules in place. Mr. Jurgen Bailom, President and CEO, Jalesh Cruises talks to MediaCatalyst about the current situation, reviving operations, industry trends, and other aspects of the industry. Read the excerpts from the interaction with Mr. Bailom. ...
Women are the Nucleus of Socio-economic Environment Says Sahil Dharia
Business, Health, Interviews

Women are the Nucleus of Socio-economic Environment Says Sahil Dharia

We have witnessed people leaving high paying jobs and starting something from scratch that has the power to disrupt the entire business ecosystem, ideas that have changed the human behaviour at the very grassroots level. In India, when it comes to starting a business or an enterprise with the sole agenda of promoting feminine hygiene, particularly menstrual hygiene, there are a lot of questions asked and fingers raised before people start believing in it. Soothe Healthcare, a company started by the wall street honcho Mr. Sahil Dharia and its subsidiary brand Paree has a similar story. Sahil Dharia, CEO of Paree In an exclusive interview with MediaCatalyst, Mr. Sahil Dharia shares his journey from Wall Street to running a women hygiene products company, how he and his team are chang...
Love it from the bottom of your tart – Chocolate-Tart to the rescue
Interviews, Lifestyle

Love it from the bottom of your tart – Chocolate-Tart to the rescue

Quarantine blues might be the new thing but it's not every day that we come across a recipe so easy peasy lemon squeezy to beat those gloomy days. Eid and Raksha Bandhan are around the corner and what better way to lit it up with some rose petals, nuts, and fresh fruits with chocolate-tart. Upcoming food blogger, Karishma Mehandroo shows us a quick way to get ready for the festivities. After all, the best things in life are sweet.  Excerpts from the interview: 1. Tell us about your food journey Karishma Mahendroo - Founder, LetsBakeWithKarishma No one’s born a baker and I was no different. Having said that, I recognized my love for cooking and baking as early as when I was 4 (even if that meant an undercooked maggie!). Over the years, what started as a hobb...
Vernacular.ai Sets Its Sights  to Become a Global Voice-AI Company
Editor's Picks, Interviews, Technology

Vernacular.ai Sets Its Sights to Become a Global Voice-AI Company

Vernacular.ai is a startup founded in Bangalore by Sourabh Gupta and Akshay Deshraj. With a sight to become a global voice AI company, the innovative AI-first SaaS startup raised $5.1 million in a series A funding round. This Indian startup is all geared up to expand into Southeast Asia and the US, and use the funding towards R&D to further enhance its proprietary AI-based voice automation platform. Sourabh Gupta, Co-founder and CEO, Vernacular.ai In an exclusive interview with MediaCatalyst, Sourabh Gupta, Co-founder and CEO, Vernacular.ai dwells on the journey of the AI-first SaaS startup, its innovative products, how it is simplifying customer conversations for a post-pandemic world, the company's strategy and expansion plans. Excerpts: How did the journey of Vernacular.ai...
Providing Sustainable Livelihood and Helping Existing Partnership will be Our Focus Says SBI General Insurance Deputy CEO
Interviews

Providing Sustainable Livelihood and Helping Existing Partnership will be Our Focus Says SBI General Insurance Deputy CEO

Prakash Chandra KandpalDeputy CEO - SBI General Insurance Prakash Chandra Kandpal, Deputy CEO – SBI General Insurance Company speaks to MediaCatalyst on the CSR journey of SBI General Insurance Company, how sustainable livelihood is here to stay, implementing CSR initiatives and its future strategies. Excerpts: COVID-19 is wreaking havoc across industries. SBIG formally set up its CSR programme with a focused strategy only in 2008.  How is the CSR wing coping up with this situation? We have been contributing to various causes since our inception. In 2018, we formally launched our CSR program with a focused strategy. The 5 key areas that we have been focusing on are education, mental health for all age groups, road-safety awareness, creating sus...
We want to optimize the way data is transacted on the internet globally says SugarBox CEO and CO-Founder Rohit Paranjpe
Entertainment, Interviews

We want to optimize the way data is transacted on the internet globally says SugarBox CEO and CO-Founder Rohit Paranjpe

More and more users are switching to digital services from using different OTT platforms to e-commerce, e-learning, news sites and many more. However, data availability, reliability and affordability has always been a problem. At the forefront of revolutionizing availability, affordability, and reliability of digital services, SugarBox is here to solve the last mile connectivity problem. Infused with 522 Cr investment by Zee and present in 9 cities, this tech start-up is here to empower the Next Billion users worldwide. Mr. Rohit Paranjpe, CEO and Co-founder - SugarBox In an exclusive interview with MediaCatalyst, Mr. Rohit Paranjpe, CEO and Co-founder - SugarBox dwells on the journey of SugarBox, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the company strategy and on how SugarBox is comm...