At an event on "women in leadership" recently, Chanda Kochhar, managing director & CEO, ICICI Bank, explained how the concept of maternity leave has evolved over the years. She recalled how when she requested and was granted six months maternity leave at a time when three months was the norm, it made the news in a pink newspaper. Now, her bank offers not just six months maternity leave, but an extension if it is needed.
Journalist M J Akbar, now a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson, had a far from ideal start to his speech to the party's "intellectual ...
Operating margins down 230 basis points q-o-q on higher employee costs and other expenses
Analysts expect volume pressure to continue; profit growth likely to be intact