By Mudar Patherya When I first heard of a listed company in Uttar Pradesh passing off a beautician's course as CSR, I thought, 'What the hell?' The company had set up KK Charitable Foundation in memory of the company's founder KK Jhunjhunwala, a ... Mumbai Mirror, 2 days ago
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By Mudar Patherya In the last seven months, the companies covered in this column have ranged from the mid-sized to the large. For the first time, this column is writing on an unlisted small-medium enterprise, which incidentally forms the bedrock of ...Mumbai Mirror, 1 week ago
Mudar Patherya Project 'Pehal', the brainchild of a technology firm, uses simple science to address the latrine needs of a migrant labour community in Chakarpur village, New Delhi. This column should come as music to the Indian Prime Minister.Mumbai Mirror, 2 weeks ago
By Mudar Patherya A Kolkata-based business group is trying to address the lack of fluency in spoken English in rural Bengal. They started with some poor girl students in Raichak, 50 km from the city. Bengal represents an interesting laboratory ...Mumbai Mirror, 3 weeks ago
By: Mudar Patherya Century Plyboard has an interesting CSR model. It doesn't just give an NGO a cheque, but helps it with planning and a process-driven management outlook. The general CSR approach in India is for someone in the senior management ...Mumbai Mirror, 3 weeks ago
By Mudar Patherya The word 'sanitation' immediately evokes apicture of inadequate toilet facilities and disease spinoffs affecting societal health. The one company that has extended the application of this word to 'feet' is the Kolkata-based ...Mumbai Mirror, 1 month ago
By Mudar Patherya The moment you mention 'CSR', the first recall is that of engagements related to education, healthcare, women empowerment etc. So it was indeed a surprise when Yes Bank, India's fourth largest private sector bank, outlined its CSR ...Mumbai Mirror, 1 month ago
By Mudar Patherya Even as we are convinced that what we eventually become influenced by the kind of environment that nurtures us, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that much of what we are comes down to the first few minutes of our ...Mumbai Mirror, 1 month ago
By: Mudar Patherya How Johnson & Johnson opted to moderate the high neonatal mortality rate through a programme that involved the training of over two lakh health professionals Even as we are convinced that what we eventually become influenced by ...Bangalore Mirror, 1 month ago
Two cricketing personalities surprised me by handing me a copy of their bio-data before they could be interviewed. One was former India captain Polly Umrigar and the other, Anandji Dossa India's best-loved cricket statistician who passed away on ...Mid Day, 6 days ago
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