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Live from Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance.

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Live from Delhi, WorklifeIndia reflects on money, work, family, business and finance.

    Whose data is it anyway?

    Whose data is it anyway?

    When signing up on a social media platform or installing an app, do you take even a couple of minutes to think what information is being asked for? Do you feel comfortable sharing your location, contacts and photos, or agreeing to the terms & conditions? How much of your personal information do you give away with that single click, and do you know who is benefiting from it?

    Be it a social media company, a messaging app, or an e-commerce website, your personal data is significant as a core underpinning of these companies’ business models - so should you, as a user, be made more aware of who is using your data, and where?

    In this edition of WorklifeIndia, we discuss data privacy and bring you tips on how to keep your data safe.

    Presenter: Devina Gupta

    Contributors: Sudhir Naidu, CEO, Troop Messenger; Dr Karnika Seth, cyber law expert; Himanshu Arya, digital marketer, founder and CEO, Grapes Digital

    • 26 min
    Re-energising your reading regime

    Re-energising your reading regime

    For many people, spending time at home, indulging in a hobby helps to escape the stresses of a global health crisis - and what better way than books?

    A recent study says people across the world read more during the lockdown - but despite this, the publishing industry and bookstores struggled. Many had to put their shutters down.

    So, is 2021 going to put that ember of hope in book sales? What genres are set to capture the readers’ imaginations? And what can you do to motivate yourself to read more or to inculcate a love for books in your kids? We bring you some easy-to-follow tips.

    Presenter: Devina Gupta

    Contributors: Chetan Bhagat, author, columnist; Chiki Sarkar, publisher, co-founder, Juggernaut Books; Manpreet Kaur, booktuber

    Audio for this episode was updated on 18 January 2021.

    • 26 min
    How to stay fit in the pandemic

    How to stay fit in the pandemic

    Covid-19 has changed the way many people look at fitness. Shredding pounds has given way to immunity building, and physical fitness has expanded to include mental wellbeing. With gyms closed during the lockdowns, virtual exercises and home workouts have gained immense popularity, and an explosion in fitness tech has replaced the gym’s personal trainer.

    So, how permanent is this shift? Is it a temporary trend or here to stay? As 2021 begins, what are some of the most pressing fitness requirements?

    In this edition of WorklifeIndia, we discuss how to stay fit during a pandemic.

    Presenter: Devina Gupta

    Contributors: Jitendra Chouksey, founder, Fittr; Ira Trivedi, yoga guru; Jinal Shah, nutritionist

    • 26 min
    Are we ready for the passion economy?

    Are we ready for the passion economy?

    Are there lessons in the pandemic upheaval about the evolving nature of work? In the new world, there is a new economic possibility - making money out of small, passion-fuelled endeavours, rather than the conventional 9-to-5 routines of the pre-pandemic world.

    This rise of the “passion economy” is towards more niche, fluid pathways, in contrast to the traditional means of employment. But is it a temporary trend experiencing a surge due to the pandemic, or is it more fundamental?

    More importantly, will innovation and passion shape the economy of the future?

    In this edition of WorklifeIndia, we hear the stories of three different individuals taking uncharted courses to turn their passions into professions.

    Presenter: Devina Gupta

    Contributors: Sulakshana Bhattacharya, woodworker and founder, MishtooMade; Sonakshi Srivastava, wildlife conservationist; Rajat Ubhaykar, travel writer

    • 26 min
    The rise of India's kid influencers

    The rise of India's kid influencers

    Social media influencers are getting younger and younger, and the alpha generation - those born entirely in the 21st century - is becoming the newest power broker in this space.

    While kid influencers remain a relatively new concept to India, their growth has spiked in recent years. They play pranks, review toys, and break down gadgets on their online platforms. Many are immensely popular and have millions of subscribers, attracting bigger and bigger brands for digital marketing and promotions. But is that taking their childhood away? Or is it simply a part of growing up these days?

    In this edition of WorklifeIndia, we listen to young social media stars telling us their stories and discuss with them the rise of India’s child influencers.

    Presenter: Devina Gupta

    Contributors: Anantya Anand, kid influencer - MyMissAnand; Pranay Chouhan, teen influencer - TechTheory; Lakshmi Balasubramanian, co-founder, Greenroom digital agency

    • 26 min
    Holidaying in a pandemic

    Holidaying in a pandemic

    Many people dream of a trip to Switzerland’s fairytale-like snowy peaks, or the pristine waters of Hawaii. But plans for these and other holidays in 2020 were brought to an abrupt halt by the coronavirus pandemic. With international and domestic travel replete with restrictions, there is no immediate relief in sight.

    But the holiday season is nearly here, and as the world gets closer to a vaccine, the holidaying sentiment is also seeing an uptick.

    But what is the new normal in planning a holiday? Are hotels and travel companies quick to adapt to travellers’ changed preferences? And how do safety and hygiene concerns affect people’s travel plans?

    Presenter: Devina Gupta

    Contributors: Ankita Kumar, travel influencer; Ankita Sheth, co-founder, Vista Rooms; Vivek Shukla, general manager, corporate affairs, The Lalit

    • 27 min

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