Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.
Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.
Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.
NHRDN Chennai Chapter – 22 August 2014
Srinath Sridevan – Amendments to the Labour Law.
This session, tied in along with our AGM, has been a very concise discussion on the latest Amendments to the following acts of the Indian Labour Law.
His discussions and view points are captured herewith.
Most of the relaxation is rational in the way of operations and execution
Mr. K Aravamootham held an interactive, activity-filled session with the title, “ Neuro-linguistic programming and Beliefs” on 22nd May, 2015 at Hotel Savera, under the auspices of the NHRD network, Chennai chapter. The facilitator was introduced by Mr. Kesavan, NHRD who highlighted the former’s rich and varied experience of training over 50000 people in his long and successful career.
The facilitator began with the value of beliefs in shaping our lives, which he illustrated through the powerful stories of the life of Norman Cousins, the author of the book, Anatomy of an Illness
Highlighting the relevance of affirmations, he delved into the ideas of Emile Coue, often summarized in the words, “Day by day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.”
.Muscle-Testing Exercise: With the help of Mr. Vijayakumar, who volunteered to participate in the exercise, Mr. Aravamootham demonstrated how the synchrony of beliefs within us helps ourselves to withstand external pressures exerted on us.
Touching upon Anthony Robins’ the seven lies of success, the facilitator gave examples to these ideas from his own career, to which a few participants added theirs.
With an audience strength of over 50 professionals ranging from leading trainers, HR practitioners, academicians, doctoral research scholars and students, the evening delivered the promise of useful inputs for everyone present.
On the evening of 31st Oct’14 @ NHRDN Chennai Chapter’s monthly meeting, Ms.Kripa Krishnamoorthy, Senior VP – HR of Citibank, shared her thoughts about “Creating an Inclusive Culture at Workplace”.
She started off her speech by explaining about Diversity Vs Inclusion: Diversity is really the mix. Inclusion is creating the environment for the mix to work. The challenge that the organisation is facing is to create a culture of inclusion. She also made a point that how organisation is expecting people to come from diverse background but to behave similar. She clearly explained the techniques to tackle this situation through “Diversity Wheel”. Everyone is thinking that “Inclusion” is something that organization needs to do and Team Manager needs to do etc… But it is something that every employee in the organisation should start behave in a manner which creates inclusion.
She also explained how every HR stakeholder should follow the four pillars to create a Ethos of inclusion.
The tool she used to explain the concept through small activities like identifying the CEO among the pictures that were displayed on the board and the vedio was extremely good and it brought some energy in to the room.
Last but not the least, she clearly explained about Bias and how we can tackle bias by being just aware of it.
All her presentations with survey data and the live examples that she shared were extremely useful to the participants.
Overall, it was a very great experience and knowledge sharing session.
NHRDN Chennai Chapter – October 17, 2014
Wellness @ Work
Sriram Rajagopal – NHRD Chennai Chapter President and VP HR Cognizant Technology Solutions
Senthil Nathan – Conference Director – NHRDN and Head – Employee Relations of Citigroup India
Vasantha Krishnan – Director – United India Insurance – Presidential Address
Dr. J.S. Rajkumar – Chairman, Life line Group of Hospitals – Inaugural Address
Today while a usual response of wellness is just the common knowledge of health insurance or basic well being care, this conference is aimed at awareness among both employers and employees on wellness strategies as well as how imbibing the concept into the organizational framework can turn into positive forces driving talent management and organizational citizenship behaviour. This topic also throws upon global perspectives on how wellness is integrated in different organizations.
The presidential address threw open a major fact that we are more into reducing the financial risks of not maintaining wellness but not much into promoting positive well being of employees and that is a major eye opener for Corporates.
The Inaugural address was a fast paced hit and run of health facts and ill health effects. Dr. Rajkumar could very easily pinpoint how and where the organization is actually getting affected by not concentrating on employee health wellness. His final messages included abolishing all fast food counters from the company canteens and to make the women staff to come in single shifts.
Health Promotions Investments by Terry Stephen – Regional Director, Aon Hewitt Singapore
The Business Case for Employee Well Being
The driving force behind Health Investments is basically driving employee engagement initiatives that answer a lot of angles – health, common benefit systems, less admin costs, enriching the employee experience, in spite of being competitive in the market.
The direct implication is the bottom line with the ROI being improved by the following :
The case also proves the direct correlation between employee engagement and employee wellbeing. The statistics for employees between 30 to 50 years of age suffering from non communicable diseases is going up year by year and we may end up with a high mortality in the employees under that age band. The criticality of the day is to make our work culture that reflects the organizational importance of health and wellbeing.
Emotional Wellness @ Work – Round Table
Dr. Sangeetha Madhu – Clinical Psychologist
Soma Valliappan – Author and Speaker
Satish Jayaraman – Head HR, APAC – CTS , Moderator of the session
It is often said that how you feel at work is responsible for how you do at work. Emotional wellbeing is often seen as a root to keep you well balanced during stressful times – something that occurs more often than not.
Emerging slowly are dictates like Open minds give a healthy organization. For it to be a reality, we need to change the way we look and interpret events and thoughts and identify deviant behaviours at the start.
Holistic Approach to Physical Wellness – Dr. Kannan Pughazhendi, Sports Medicine Specialist
People have somehow lost the will to live stress-free and disease-free and rather have come to accept it as our race’s fate. The need to be aware and be fit is very high and still unrealized. Health and longevity are not genetics but more an outcome of our behaviour only. Importance of work-side fitness centres to help employees keep up their discipline. A 60 minute exercise is very essential to ensure that we hit the daily ups and lows with the same approach.
Sharing Best Practices on Wellness
Dr. Balaji Lakshmipuram – Health Promotion Specialist – IBM
Bhuvaneshwar Naik – Head HR, SAP India
Thomas Simon – VP HR, TCS
D Vijayalakshmi – Head Corporate Communications, Murugappa Group
Ashley D Silva – Sr. VP, Aon Global, Moderator of Session
The various industry experts have all mentioned a few key attributes of engagement that include health promotions as an intrinsic part. Innovatively communicating the importance of health and wellness, takes the message across in the millennial workforce. Top Management also slowly understands the need for even a basic level health concentric culture. A clear link was established between conscious employees and medi-claim ratios. Top down approach is pushing health awareness across for better participation. Assess metric at every stage and adapt.
Integrated approach to Wellness – Round Table
Dr. Karpagam Raghunathan – Chief Physical Therapist, Mi Therapy Clinic
Ravi Krishnan – CEO, Stepathlon
Sandeep Patel – CEO Cigna TTK
Sriram Rajagopal – Moderator of the Session, NHRDN Chapter President
Importance of Multi-level leadership to wellness programs, accessibility to be included, thorough communication, having a supportive environment, seeing wellness as a fun aspect and not a unnecessary one, having organizational relevance are all factors that lead to the programs getting accepted and integrated into the organizational culture. When the average employee doesn’t love or even like to exercise, doesn’t like the process of becoming fit, how are we going to adopt systems to ensure the desired results are achieved???
Wellness is no more a nice to have activity; it’s a need to have activity.
Vote of Thanks – by Mr.Sujithkumar – Secretary – NHRDN Chennai Chapter
September – 2014
Ms. Preethi Srinivasan
With the start of a new NHRD Year, we are launching our INSPIRING WOMEN Series. The first of the speakers is someone truly worthy of being called an Achiever, despite all odds. Ms. Preethi Srinivasan is an inspirational speaker and writer, residing at Bangalore. During her childhood, she was a representative of the Tamil Nadu State Women’s cricket team and a National Level swimmer. All before an accident paralyzed her below the neck. Without allowing the tragedy to pull her down, she has been a phoenix to the core, rising from her own self to be what she is today – a true beacon of hope to people with spinal cord injuries.
Her Soulfree is a public charitable trust that has been established to help the severely-disabled live a life of dignity and purpose. The organisation focuses on the needs of women with disabilities, especially spinal cord injury as there is no support of any kind (medical, rehabilitation, education, employment, societal, government assistance, long-term care facilities) for those who must deal with this presently incurable condition on a day-to-day basis.
Preethi Srinivasan’s Inspiration provides us with the reality check we all desperately need – she brings us back to the very core of our lives. Through her own example she urges us to recognise and fulfil our true potential!
Join us on September 26, at Hotel Savera to hear her deliver her address to the NHRD fold on Health, Happiness and Harmony.
NHRD Monthly Sessions – May 23, 2014
Technology Trends in Human Resource Management
Director – HCM Solutions Consulting, Oracle India Pvt Ltd.
Technology has been utilized effectively by our fraternity since the advent of payroll processing packages from 1978 onwards. Today, we employ a multitude of techniques to capture the very essence of what HRM is all about.
Four Major Forces behind 21st Century HR
Those organizations to effectively use multi-sourced data, are able to show a higher sales record.
Tenets of Modern HR
Recent studies state that while 99% of employees use some form of technology on the job, less than 40% feel they have the technology needed to be productive.
Workforce Insights are now business critical but we still see only 39% of the businesses currently using integrated analytics from HRMS / HRIS, while 62% still being on spreadsheets.
Technology Concepts Impacting Human Resources
Datafication of Human Resource
The HR Fraternity is rapidly moving towards usage of Predictive Analytics for HR Metrics.
We observe that HR Big Data is with the following.
Volume – Explosive Data Growth
Velocity – Constantly Changing
Variety – Range of Sources of People Data
The impact is that organizations are slowly moving away from Dash boards and Spreadsheets to Predictions of probability and Analysis of unrelated variables.
Workforce insights help to explain the unanticipated behaviour of employees at particular or generic situations. The challenge for HR today – highly unstructured performance dialogues. Making business sense of this data itself is going to lead to much more meaningful analysis. Employee reactions are much more easier to understand and accepted. Top talent profiling becomes part of routine and it is easier to assess effectiveness of strategic and tactical HR decisions.
By 2015, more than 50% of organizations that manage innovation processes will gamify those processes. Gamification is very useful in reputation building and employees enjoy a fun out of mundane activities.
Social Media and Gamification set to improve talent decisions and choices. It leads to employee portrait augmentation.
Workforce Reputation Management to lead to brand protection and compliance.
Very soon, it will become imperative to adapt to technology changes else perish even though your capability in other spheres is immense. Better to join the bandwagon of innovations and quickly channelize your HR efforts in a profitable manner.
NHRD Chennai Chapter – March 4, 2014 – Hotel Accord Metropolitan
South Region Seminar on Sexual Harassment of Women at the workplace
Sriram Rajagopal – Head HR, Cognizant Technologies – President NHRD Chennai Chapter
SenthilNathan – Head HR, Citigroup – Executive Committee NHRD Chennai Chapter
Justice Prabha Sridevan – Retired Judge, Madras High Court
Bharathi Baskar – Vice President Citibank, Renowned Tamil Orator.
Justice Prabha Sridevan
To quote verbatim, the mood for the day was set thus, “To understand the provision of the law, you need to know the how and the why of the law”.
Furthermore, Justice Prabha referred to the daily newspaper entries of the accused in the case of Uma Maheshwari enacting what they did to her in court, the issue of the Delhi helpline wound up due to lack of funds to pay the salaries, etc… . and asked whether we are actually in a positive note of mind on a daily basis.
The speaker brought to the notice of the audience that it was the monumental judgement in 1997 in the case of Vishaka and Ors vs. State of Rajasthan. She observed that without the efforts of Vishaka commission in setting up guidelines to be followed by establishments in dealing with complaints about sexual harassment until legislation could be passed.
She pointed out the reference of Mohd Yunus of Grameen Bank that Women were far liable to pay their debts than men. She pointed out the setting up of Justice Verma committee for gender equality to examine laws related to violence to women.
The point that these incidents brought forth were that the Woman was no longer at home but yet were not aware of their rights. She faces exclusion in the society and that when any such incident happens, she finds herself on the dock rather than the perpetrator. If an incident happens to a woman in a govt office, she finds herself transferred rather than the perp.
What stands in the way of reaching the goal of equality, are the facts that:
Vishaka promoted awareness, gave a language and place to complain, identified that every assault – however or whatever it may be – is condemnable and insisted on the system not to alienate the woman.
She felt that inclusion is equality; we must safeguard the work place for protection and build workplace champions for preventions. Access to the work place also needs to be safe else equality has no meaning whatsoever.
Verma Committee stipulated that the employer to play a huge role in work place protection and they are free to set up an internal committee and all complaints to be directed to proposed tribunal only. The committee also mentioned that the employer must organize for educative programs in the premises and develop sanctions for sexual harassment.
She observed that the Radhabhai case in 1995 before the Supreme Court proved that there was no level playing fields for women as the perpetrator is in a place of power and that the glass ceiling exists so longer to provide for an inequality and of being invisible, covert and overt.
She requested the HR teams to create an atmosphere of equality with a balance of work life compounded by cultural value.
She concluded by saying that today’s advertisement content plays a great role in shaping the mind of the young males as the lessons learnt at home translates to the workplace, and the poor portrayal of women in these adverts leads to a thinking of inequality in the minds of the young males.
Mrs. Bharathi Baskar
“We think that being in the corporate world, we are completely isolated from the outside world, but we are not living in a sanitized or a sterilized world and if we don’t realize it, then the seminar just remains a session we attend.”
Mrs. Bharathi Baskar’s topic was more aligned to the reflection of womanhood and what is behind and beneath the woman’s day celebrations and her perception of how she sees Women.
She too takes off from the previous topic of portrayal of women in advertisements. Her observation of how women are normally shown in adverts – removing stains on clothes, cleaning toilets, using creams that would clear up generations of a duller complexion. What are the ad makers trying to tell us? They are just creating a compulsion to be beautiful, be a supermom, cook fast, clean well… . Is that all? She shows disdain for the poor portrayal of women as well as the poor expectation of the modern male.
She goes on record to say that adverts are not created by illiterate gents from any village but by highly paid educated executives. It is they who decide and are responsible for how women are portrayed in media.
Globally 4% of women occupy top positions while in India it was 6%. Not to be a point of pride as 50% of that were women inheriting and not growing in the ranks. While entry level positions figure an uptake of greater than 50% women in the ranks, the mid level dwindles down to 30%. So most of the decisions concerning women are taken only by men and not women. Only in 16 countries do they have women premiers. When there is no equality in the decision making places, what do we do for equality at the workplace?
The speaker refers to the case of Vinodhini, an IT worker who was a victim of an acid attack when she was returning from her hometown by a rejected suitor. She mentions her sorry plight in not even being able to sip some water and wishing to die rather than live in that state. She also refers to the tenacity of Archana Kumar, another acid attack victim, who fought to ensure a massive piece of legislation pertaining to restrictions on the sale of acid by the state government.
The speaker quotes “Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it. Corporates have to concentrate on ethics rather than save face. Corporates are trying to secretly settle between the two parties. Please don’t try to silence the issue.”
She explains that women’s day celebration needs to be a day of remembrance of those pioneers who tried to step out, those women who decided to take a tougher and different route, those women from their own’s families who made it easy for all those others who came after them.
The speaker remembers the 1st Chartered Accountant of Tamil Nadu “Sivabogam”, the first civil engineer “May George”, the first doctor “Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy”, the first doctor in India “Anandhi Gopal Joshi” and the first IAS officer “CD Muthamma”, all pioneers who have faced a very thorny path and beaten it.
The speaker also quoted Justice V.R Krishniyer, “don’t wait for women to question rules and then make amendments”.
She asks us to look around and see that those things we take for granted were very difficult a while earlier. She also talks about Tamil cinema creating a negative cult in the minds of the modern viewer. She refers to the words of the CEO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg “It is possible for women to dominate in academics but not in the corporate – the only reason being men haven’t yet taken up the work at home”. She says that balancing work life is a very bad innuendo as only juggling is possible. Work must be shared and only then work life be possible.
The speaker concludes that instead of the guilty being punished, the victim is advised. There is a need for an atmosphere where women are seen as souls rather than bodies. There is no point in discussing sexual harassment in isolation when the problem is quite at large in the society.
Session I : Overview on Sexual Harassment – prevention, prohibition and redressal.
Venkata Narayanan – President HR, Rane
Srinath Sridevan – HSB Partners
Anita Suresh – HSB Partners
The speaker referred to the implication of the latest episode of Satyamev Jayate.
The speaker quotes “Most of us do not have the skills to deal with such situations and we need to depend on the ecosystem around as simple debriefing sessions are never enough. There is a need to sensitize the stakeholders on understanding the legal framework”
The speaker concentrated on the intricacies of the Sexual Harassment Act of 2013. Excerpts from the speech are provided below as bullets.
The speaker concentrated on the criminal aspects of the Act and its implication to the Indian Penal Code of India.
Excerpts are given below in bullets:
Session II : Investigation on Sexual Harassment Complaints
Speaker: Kanika Bhutani – Associate Director, Ernst and young LLP
The speaker concentrated on the process of investigation and its intricacies. The speaker insisted on Companies to understand the seriousness of the issue. The woman has a right to say that she is not comfortable in sticky situations and the perp to accept it. Organizational level sensitization programs on what are culturally acceptable in each geographical location.
The process of investigation:
Receipt of complaint ➞ Assessment ➞ Interim relief to aggrieved ➞ Facilitate conciliation at request of aggrieved Conduct investigation internally, seek 3rd party intervention ➞ Investigation report to management ➞ Communication by management to aggrieved ➞ Action to be undertaken
The speaker also laid groundwork for understanding what investigative interviewing was all about. She touched upon the objectives and introduced the art of interviewing.
Session III : Investigation on Sexual Harassment Complaints
Sujith Kumar – Location Head – HR, Infosys
Vahidha Nizam – National Secretary, AITUC
Usha Srinivasan – Advisor, eWit
The speaker set the mood for her session by informing that our directive principles of the constitution itself give a positive discrimination to women. There have been a lot of policies in our IPC. Still…. We get to hear cases of harassment.
The speaker explained in detail why Vishaka and Ors went to Supreme Court when they didn’t get justice in Rajasthan High Court. She mentioned that the compliance is not in even after Vishaka Guidelines were published 16 years ago. She said that she is against the patriarchal mindset which leads to these societal mistakes.
She touched upon the 1949 UN covenant and the rules that are present since 1979. In spite of all these, it’s only since the Delhi incident in 2012 that we all have woken up to the evils of harassment. She impressed that in the corporate sector, Sexual harassment is more quid pro quo. Eg. of Tarun Tejpal case. A hostile environment is created if the woman fails to cooperate. Normally we consider the intent of the perp but we do need to understand the impact on the aggrieved.
Sexual harassment is not just associated with sexuality but rather with a power hierarchy. Society always deemed women to suit her spouses’ needs so normally a plateau is present at the mid level power ranking in any corporate house. Furthermore, it is an ingrained thought that a woman is always a subordinate to be suppressed or oppressed. A raise in complaints of harassment is more due to the fact that reporting is more today.
The speaker informed that AITUC is more concerned about the clause as punishment for false and malicious complaints which could be a huge deterrent to the judicial process in the unorganized sector and the most vulnerable victims being from the construction sector. The false and malicious complaints amount to a very miniscule %.
Most of the comments that are sexually coloured are today taken in stride as being just plain friendly. Predominant judgments are always made on the character of the woman who is aggrieved, even today, resulting in cases being dismissed on a mere technicality. So the question arises where we begin our campaign for an equal society. Such social thinking is actually a deterrent to the very basis of the Act. In most of the cases, the situation needs to be perceived and a woman’s stand needs to be taken as witnesses are always not possible.
The speaker concluded by giving examples of the societal views of Sexual Harassment. She said that the complainant still feels social unacceptability. There are wrong judgments made if the complaint is posed for the second time by the same aggrieved and the perception is that the aggrieved must be in the wrong.
The speaker gave examples of the most common cases of harassment pertaining to the IT sector, where the harassment issues are much more rampant.
The speaker trussed upon a social understanding that if the girl is open to drinking then they are ok with everything. For every reported case, 25 more severe cases go unreported. She spoke of the men in the life of the aggrieved women not willing to support. The perp getting away with “I didn’t mean it” usually throws the incident away from him but the trauma created, the dignity robbed, always makes a woman feel cheap. Today, even movie innuendoes are termed harmless but the actual scene is not so.
She concluded by saying that the society doesn’t understand that the woman gets scared when her personal space is invaded and it is all the more easy for the perp to escalate the level of harassment once the victim is scared. In IT and ITES sector, perps often gang up internally and cover up any loose ends pretty well. In most cases, HR is totally desensitized.
Being from IT, the speaker, having a firsthand experience of being part of the ICC, feels that the cases are more exaggerated if they originate from the IT sector. Stereotyping of women from IT is actually making them more vulnerable to attacks.
He spoke of the issue with perps being very inventive and the need for the investigators to be emotionally very strong. Investigations are normally emotionally draining and in some places, investigators are threatened. HR needs to be spineless to handle a lot of cases where the prep’s actions and words against the investigators are very aggressive.
Need for effective documentation saves the day for the victim else, the case falls flat. Attention to detail and the art of asking the right questions to bring forth the information needs to be followed. It is very important to be very strict on confidentiality and any advice sought regarding a case needs to be addressed only on the professional situation and no names should be brought forth while seeking counsel.
Today, more often than not, cases are presented where consensual acts become sore. Habitual offenders could have a psychological problem and would have to be treated properly with care.
The speaker concluded by saying that it’s only adequate education and repeated reinforcement that would bring in prevention. Contractual staff also needs to be included in this sensitization and the training also needs to happen in the vernacular.
Session IV : Creating Safe, secure and best places to work for women
Dr. PVR Murthy – Executive Search Recruitment Consultants
Senthil Kumar P – Vice President – Manufacturing, Ford India
Mrs. Chitra Shyamsundar – AGM –Diversity, HCL Technologies
Dr. PVR Murthy
The speaker reinforced the need for such an Act and the reasons why we still continue to face issues dealing with Sexual Harassment.
The speaker concluded his introduction by giving ample examples of the cases that has come to the limelight and how the society reacted to each.
Senthil Kumar P
The speaker gave a complete overview of how Ford has set up their business practices and how the issue of Compliance has been dealt with. The following points were presented as best practices in the industry.
Subtle changes in the following practices bringing about the necessary change in behavior:
The speaker concluded by saying that the POS – people operating systems of Ford to be a Best in Class business practice that has helped them to build an atmosphere of equality in the organization.
The speaker started her session by commenting that with women taking up a 28-32% of the workforce populace, it’s time to think of safety measures to keep them coming.
The following are the needs to achieve the same:
The speaker mentioned that’s it takes 30 seconds for a human mind to unfreeze in a shock and 90 secs to understand the situation and a further 90 secs to act on it. So situational training need to be given and women prepared for such situations to expect the unexpected.
The following practices are followed in HCL:
The speaker concluded by saying that community training is a sustainable solution for most of the problems faced away from the work place and it needs to be undertaken by corporates.
Vote of Thanks – by Dr. PVR Murthy
NHRDN Chennai Chapter Monthly Meeting
January 29, 2016
Topic: “All The World’s a Stage”: Drama and its Evidence in the Corporate World
Speaker: T T Srinath PhD
Our Speaker in January leads a double life. In his corporate avatar, he is a successful entrepreneur and a trainer and facilitator who has worked with leadership teams from a wide range of companies from ITC to Infosys, from Carborundum to Cognizant. In his other avatar he is a theatre personality who has acted in / has been associated with almost every major production of the Madras Players, the oldest English Theatre Group in India.
The Topic for the evening is the title of his new book, in which he marries the insights gained from the corporate world with the unique perspectives that only someone deeply involved in theater can have developed.
Come and listen to him as he unveils for us how each of us are unknowingly players in the day-to-day drama of corporate life and how we can improve our own effectiveness through a better understanding of the techniques of drama.
T.T Srinath has spent over 31 years as an entrepreneur and 21 years as a programme facilitator. As a highly qualified sensitivity trainer from India’s most recognized body for applied behavioural science (the ‘Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science’, an associate of NTL, USA), his experience spans across a wealth of industries.
Born into a large business family based in South India, T.T Srinath, was exposed to organisational behaviour at an early age. After his post-graduate degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from XLRI (Jamshedpur), T.T Srinath went on to resuscitate several ailing companies before setting up his own manufacturing plant.
During his transition from Manufacturing to Training, he has undergone intensive training and accreditation from leading centres across the world. Further, his PhD in ‘Entrepreneurial Development’ has allowed him to refine his own training technique as well as explore new areas within entrepreneurial development. His unique models and interactive psychodrama tools have been tremendously successful.
As an Executive Committee Member of Madras Players, the oldest English Theatre Group in India, his commitment to theatre continues. More about him at http://ttsrinath.com/ttsprofile.htm