Monthly Archives: February 2014

Talk on “Preparing for an ageing India”

I was recently invited to give a talk at the Rotary Club of Madras South and they very kindly recorded my talk and put it up on youtube.  I have embedded the link below.

Budding journalists cover Old is Gold Store

Students from the Asian College of Journalism visited our store and did a short segment about Old is Gold Store.   It was heart warming to see our future journalists being so professional and interested in socially relevant causes.  Enjoy their …

How senior citizens should strategise insurance buying

health-insuranceLifestyle changes with age and so does aspirations. In this case, you have to take a special review of your insurance portfolio, especially after 50 years of age. There are many people who buy different types of insurance policies during …

From the Hindu – About older people and technology

Today’s youngsters think that technology can take care of their parents while they live abroad, claims a senior citizen.

AD: Hi, what’s up? You seem pretty upset.

BC: Just got back from my neighbour’s place. I get all worked up …

The high court asks the government to establish old age homes in every district

gavelThe Allahabad High Court (HC) has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to expedite the formulation of rules for the safety of senior citizens in the state.

Directing the government to make rules under the Senior Citizen Act and also to …

Portable, light-weight chair

chair2012A light-weight, portable dark grey-green chair with back support is easy to carry and deploy/fold.  The chair has wide base legs that do not sink into the ground even when kept on sand. At 41 cm high, it allows a …