Social interaction is often fraught with anxiety and nervousness. But equally challenging can be the total absence of contact as we try to work from home, and struggle to hide our real feelings from those who are looking at us for emotional cues. We at Timbre Media continue to connect a large cross section of people via informative podcasts and music programming but working from home has been a challenge for us as well. And we realise that the questions we face today are not unique but universal. How can we all remain strong if we don’t acknowledge our vulnerabilities? Dr. Brené Brown is aRead More →

As we at Timbre media continue to create music solutions for companies in what is undeniably a global pandemic, we also wonder about the new normal. The indeterminable, blurred line between life and work. Will office space and personal space ever be sacrosanct again? And how will this dynamic alter us as professionals and individuals? Once things limp back to what was once considered normal, will we relish commuting to work again? Will we miss being in the close proximity of our families? In the meanwhile, how do we change to fit in an unchanging domestic environment? What about those who miss blaring their favoriteRead More →

Inshorts this morning informed me of this ridiculous development: Woman giving birth after twins not entitled to maternity benefits: Madras High Court https://www.livemint.com/news/india/woman-giving-birth-after-twins-not-entitled-to-maternity-benefits-madras-high-court-11583215561482.html https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/woman-giving-birth-after-twins-not-eligible-for-maternity-benefits-madras-high-court-2188852?pfrom=home-topstories I recall with shame the two occasions in a decade when I found myself making a request a member of the team to accept lower remuneration when their absence on account of maternity leave was expected to rock the boat, ie, require the hiring of an additional resource at similar pay at a time when we couldn’t afford such a measure. In both cases though, luckily I saw the error of my ways almost instantly (agility is an advantage with smallRead More →

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” Maya Angelou.  All of us at Timbre seem to be in love with this quote. It gets wheeled out at nearly every opportunity we have to talk about what we do. Also the irony of this written post on the power of voice is not lost on us. But if today we must use a print form of Angelou’s quote is because her voice has been heard and we now trust it in every form. I’m reminded of a line from a Billy Joel song. Honesty is suchRead More →