Why we need government schools: They are the only educational lifeline for 60% of India’s children

There is change in our government schools if one cares to look for it. In a survey my colleagues conducted in 2005 in northeast Karnataka, only four out of ten schools had obtained uniforms and books in time for the start of the academic year. Today, this number has more than doubled. Nearly every school I visited had planned and procured books and uniforms well in time, even if it meant that their teachers had to sacrifice some holidays. In most schools that we visited, attendance was over 90 per…

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Eight reasons why your content marketing fails

Content fails for a myriad of reasons. Poor planning, or lack of buy in from the C-suite, or a combination of both. But the main reason it fails is because it stops. “Content marketing doesn’t usually fail because of content quality. The main reason is because it’s inconsistent or it stops,” said Joe Pulizzi back in 2015, and it’s still true today. All too often businesses are looking for a quick fix, silver bullet or something to ‘go viral’. If this doesn’t happen within the first six months, they call it a day, cut…

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Why the follow-unfollow method still persists on social media

In fifth grade, I remember signing in and out of MSN Messenger so my crush would finally notice me when he got a notification. I’d sit there staring longingly at the green icon next to his screen name, wondering what he could possibly be doing that was more interesting than talking to me. But I want to tell my sweet and naïve 10-year-old self that if he wanted to talk to me the first time, he would have found a way. Now, I have the foresight to see just how…

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Why You Should Treat Retirement Like A Startup Business

Have you ever worried if you’ll run out of money? Can you imagine a point where you might wonder how you might bring in that next dollar? Are you thinking you might have to cut expenses in order to stay afloat? Who do these anxieties describe? An entrepreneur? A retiree? Trick question! It’s both! More and more financial experts now recognize the similarity between living a comfortable retirement and running a sustainable business. And if you’re thinking of retirement, you just might want to pay attention to what they say.…

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3-Point Analysis | Why should you increase investment in gold now?

Gold has surged nearly 20 percent in 2019 while Sensex has risen 3 percent in the same period. With fears of an economic slowdown, gold is a pick which will provide stability. Moneycontrol’s Shraddha Sharma does a 3-Point Analysis on why you should increase allocation of the yellow metal in your portfolio. [“source=moneycontrol”]

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5 reasons why early jobbers should not delay their investment plans

The earlier you start investing, the more time you allow your investments to grow with the magic of compounding. These days it’s not unusual for fresh graduates to start their careers with hefty salaries. And — something that might come as a surprise to some — not all young professionals squander away all their hard-earned money on frivolous things. That doesn’t mean they don’t make the most of their newly-acquired financial independence in terms of having some fun, but they’re also conscious about how to differentiate between their ‘needs’ and…

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