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Column, Health

Increasing Demand for Nutraceutical Supplements Amongst Millennials

Author: Sushil Khaitan, CEO & Director at Pure Nutrition Consumers here in India are now more aware of the importance of a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle, they now know and understand how appropriate nutrition can help them prevent diseases, and deal with a lot of other health-related problems. This understanding has increased the demand for nutraceutical supplements, especially amongst the millennials (individuals between the age-range of 24-40 years).   Importance of Nutraceuticals  Nutraceuticals are medically or nutritionally functional foods. These supplements sate your hunger, provide basic nutrition, and also have medical benefits. For example, some nutraceuticals help prevent hypertension, high cholesterol, helps control weight, etc. They inclu...
Impact of COVID-19 on Consumers of Digital News Platforms
Column, Digital

Impact of COVID-19 on Consumers of Digital News Platforms

Author: Vivek Pandey, VP, Revenue Strategy & Analytics - Times Internet. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the global disruption of lives, businesses, and business models to unprecedented rates. While several businesses are still analysing the impact of the pandemic on their operations, the revolution of consumer behaviour has emerged as a prime consideration in determining the future of industries altogether. And with no clear resolution in sight, companies are acclimatizing themselves to the shifting realities of the global economy and consumption patterns, at least until a vaccine is discovered.  Some behavioral changes are now morphing themselves into solid habits, and will definitely outlast the pandemic. A detailed analysis of audience behaviour provides insights ...
How to Hire and Retain the Talent Transformers
Column, Human Resources

How to Hire and Retain the Talent Transformers

Author: Awkash Agrawal,  Engineering Leader, Product and Platform Engineering at Altimetrik. There is always a Gaussian curve to fit most of the problems. In the world where there is always a need for superior talent, there is always a front line drawn between companies to attract nothing but the best. Though every organization wants the best talent there is always a legacy left behind. This is due to the ageing product, a solution created in the mid-'90s is still in use. This gave rise to a new age sought after talent transformers. These folks are real workhorse who not only complete their own things but help the group of people to move forward. One of the critical aspects is how you find these folks from the masses. There are primarily identified by 3 A's (Aptitude, Attitude and A...
Column, Lifestyle

Online Beauty and Grooming Training – Survival or a New Normal?

Author: Neha Suradkar, Founder, Style-n-File Makeup and Nail Studio and Academy. Training and upskilling have always been an essential part of the beauty industry. There is a huge demand for well-trained beauty therapists, makeup artists, nail technicians, spa therapist etc. Also, with new products and procedures introduced frequently, upgrading and upskilling is a must for existing industry people. Covid-19 has affected all businesses in some way or the other. Beauty and Salon industry has taken a big setback along with other industries. But as in most other sectors, learning and training is something that has taken a big leap in the beauty industry also. Learning has taken the online route everywhere. Everyone has been consuming content online like never before. While training in ...
Column, Lifestyle

Ecologically Conscious Clothing – 10 Ways to be Fashionable & Environment Friendly

Author: Yashraj Bhaiya, Director - Label Varsha A popular saying is, “What goes around comes around”. By this logic, it is believed that if we care for nature, nature, in turn, will provide fruitful results for all our hard work. When we speak about ecological fashion; sustainable practices, environment-friendly clothes, and 'social integrity in fashion' top the list. In the past few decades, garments have become disposable items in our closets. The quality of the clothes we buy has decreased drastically. We have lost basic skills when it comes to sewing, stitching and we lack the time to mend damaged garments. Brands have now convinced us that we need to partake in new trends every season. According to some statistics, the world’s textile consumption was at 95.6 million tons in 201...
Designing Healthcare Apps to Improve Lives
Column, Digital, Health

Designing Healthcare Apps to Improve Lives

Author: Debprotim Roy, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Canvs App design as a trade has various counterparties and reviewers. Often app designers make things to impress each other while all along finding themselves looking to fill the gaping hole left behind by the lack of impactful work. Designers often find themselves pining for work that has a tangible impact on the lives of users. A user coming up to a product designer and telling her how their work simplified their lives is a much more revered accomplishment and compliment than a hundred re-tweets from Design Twitter.  One such impactful domain is Healthcare, an industry that gives designers the power to help millions of people live healthier and happier lives. That said, with power comes responsibility, and d...
Indian Crowdfunding Platforms are Taking a Lead in Helping The Nation Fight Pandemic
Column, CSR

Indian Crowdfunding Platforms are Taking a Lead in Helping The Nation Fight Pandemic

Author: Chet Jainn, Founder & CEO - Crowdera. “Crowdfunding” is a fairly newly coined word but in the Indian context, the concept of crowdfunding dates back to ancient times. Since long, it has been a widespread practice in Indian society to raise funds (and generously contribute) towards cultural, religious, and spiritual causes. Many places of worship have been built, numerous orphanages are run, various charitable projects are brought to fruition - all through collective funds raised from and contributed by the society. For raising such funds from the community, the more familiar term has been – Chanda in Hindi or patronage/donation in English. The modern-day term ‘crowdfunding’ has originated in the west, especially about sourcing funds through technological and inter...
Column, Human Resources

Skills that Designers Need to Thrive on

Author: Debprotim Roy, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Canvs Each New Year talks about newer trends in design and engineering, some stick while some pass. 2020, however, given it’s the start of a new decade was assumed year of importance and makes us aware of how far we have come from where we were 10 years ago. Mobile computing has changed the landscape as we have seen. Artificial intelligence has come into mainstream consciousness, user experience is not a spend you park for post MVP releases anymore. Designers have a seat at the table. Having a seat at the table means you have to respect the responsibilities that it brings. The unique challenges that this decade brings us are mostly driven by tech and its potential in the coming years. As builders of products that manifest ...
Innovation in HRTech Space will change HRMS
Column, Editor's Picks, Human Resources

Innovation in HRTech Space will change HRMS

Author: Prasad Rajappan, Founder and CEO - zingHR During the times of crisis and unprecedented events like the #CoronaVirus Pandemic, entrepreneurs, founders, and leaders should look at primarily two things : Welfare & Empathy For Their Human CapitalBusiness Continuity and Productivity  HRTech plays a vital role in addressing the above in a very ideal fashion and it is bound to contribute in a big chunk. Add innovation to HRTech and things just get streamlined and the business is up and running along with building pipelines for productivity. This not only saves time but can create a lot of positive outlook towards Digital Transformation and Future Of Work. Both Startups and Enterprises will be looking at HRTech adoption very keenly in the coming times. More and more ...
The New Normal in Dentistry – An Indian Perspective
Column, Health

The New Normal in Dentistry – An Indian Perspective

Author: Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Dr Vimal Arora, Chief Clinical Officer, Clove Dental Michael Ryan, the Emergencies doctor at the World Health Organization, has warned that the “new Coronavirus may never go away, and the populations have to learn to live with it”. This will be ‘one long, long way to Normal." The countries will have to stay on course for prevention.  There is no doubt that the ‘return to normal’ is being eagerly anticipated by populations, however, that may never happen in its true sense. We have to understand the ‘New Normal’, which will be the normal now onwards. And the dental profession will have to epitomize such changes, which it will undertake to survive this pandemic, which has crippled the profession.  For the first time ever in the history of...