Why India needed the new Model Tenancy Act?

India’s ready-to-use houses may soon come into active stock if the states and Union Territories enact their own versions of the Model Tenancy Act or suitably modify existing tenancy laws. The Union cabinet passed the new model Act on June 1 2021. Census 2011...

Invest in Training, Stop Talent from Leaving

Labour shortage in the Asia-Pacific region will hit a whopping 12.3 million by next year, according to a Future of Skills report released by LinkedIn recently. Apart from an opportunity cost of US$4.2 trillion, the major reason for this shortfall is lack of skills,...

Once an Editor, Always an Editor

Being an editor is easy. It only takes years of schooling where you pay acute attention to all those grammar classes, another few years at the university where you hone your language skills, another year or so studying journalism, and then years and years of hands-on...
The Writing Studio: Catch ’em Young

The Writing Studio: Catch ’em Young

One of my best experiences as a trainer was when I was working with seven-year-olds at an international school in Munich while I was on a fellowship to the Internationale Jugendbibliothek. In the course of the day, we came up with original stories that the children...

Just Do It

How do you manage to find the time to write? If I had a penny for every time I was asked this question, I would be a multimillionaire by now. I was asked this while a student of English Literature. I was asked this when I was a young mom of a toddler. I was asked this...

The Write Way

If you are a journalist, you must be able to write. This is an assumption made by many. They couldn’t be more wrong. In my 35 years as an editor, I have come across writing that is so bad that you would not believe it came from reporters whose job it is to...