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 →