Lisa Pradhan

A creative writer at heart, Lisa currently writes for SmartSign’s blogs and dabbles in content strategies for SEO. She spends the rest of the time lounging in the comforts of her home, surfing the internet for areas of interest, or traveling to unexplored destinations. Having previously studied and worked in the field of journalism and media, Lisa likes calling herself a web journalist. She takes special interest in grassroots and tribal issues, and topics concerning women empowerment. She swears that books are a person’s best travel companion, and that good food can liven up any dull day. Lisa lives in the beautiful city of Jaipur, India.

rss feed

Lisa Pradhan's Latest Posts

Wheelchair accessibility violations bring luxury buildings under scrutiny

Wheelchair accessibility violations bring luxury buildings under scrutiny

| March 19, 2017

Manhattan’s top federal prosecutor has sued a leading New York City developer for violating wheelchair accessibility regulations. According to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, developer Related Companies has failed to make two of its buildings compliant with the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While the developer announces a deadlock, the lawsuit forbids […]

Continue Reading

What’s stopping the spread of gender-neutral restrooms?

What’s stopping the spread of gender-neutral restrooms?

| March 15, 2017

While states implement laws to incorporate gender-neutrality in terms of employment and extend support to the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Asexual) community, there are some inequality issues in the public domain that still need to be addressed — for instance, the restroom choice. Conservatives think making restrooms gender-neutral allows sexual predators free access to women’s […]

Continue Reading

Europe’s permissive e-cigarette laws worry the US

Europe’s permissive e-cigarette laws worry the US

| March 13, 2017

The European Parliament has rejected proposals for stricter e-cigarette laws from health officials who say e-cigarettes should be used for medical purposes only. This comparatively permissive approach has now raised questions about the Food and Drug Administration’s pending decision on e-cigarette laws in the U.S. The FDA may soon issue regulations on nicotine-delivery devices, and manufacturers […]

Continue Reading

Women still struggle to bridge the gender pay gap

Women still struggle to bridge the gender pay gap

| December 31, 2014

Though women are now increasingly surpassing men in higher education and have managed to penetrate traditionally male-dominated occupations, an obvious pay gap still exists between the two sexes. Several factors contribute to this continuing trend in the U.S. and other countries, but gender and racial discrimination have been identified as the biggest culprits. In 2012, […]

Continue Reading

Innovative office spaces bring the outdoors in

Innovative office spaces bring the outdoors in

| November 21, 2014

The days of boring office cubicles (and “cube dwellers”) are slowing disappearing. Architects and designers are getting more creative with out-of-the-box workplaces that bring outdoor fun in. The latest to join the list of innovative office spaces is Onefootball, which programs the world’s leading football app. Designed by TKEZ, an architecture firm in Munich, Onefootball’s […]

Continue Reading

Faking a sick day could cost you your job

Faking a sick day could cost you your job

| November 5, 2014

A gallstone that needs holistic healing, accidentally getting on a plane, getting stuck in a blood pressure machine—employees can come up with the most incredible, out-of-the-box excuses for calling in sick. And while that may give them more time to tend to their plants and pets, and maybe even check out other jobs; for companies, […]

Continue Reading

A Colorado town insists on customer service training for everyone

A Colorado town insists on customer service training for everyone

| October 22, 2014

What does a concerned top executive of a tourist association do when unhappy with visitor survey results? Train the entire town in customer service. Incredible as it may seem, this was exactly what Tom Kern, CEO of Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, did when a survey revealed that while visitors liked Steamboat Springs, a resort […]

Continue Reading

Aim for a better contingency plan this flu season

Aim for a better contingency plan this flu season

| October 10, 2014

The flu is considered benign compared to other life threatening diseases. Many of us choose to endure the suffering, pop some pills, and wait for a few days to get rid of it. But did you know that this seemingly common disease claims hundreds of lives and several thousand out-patient visits and hospitalizations per year? […]

Continue Reading

Take more breaks, says productivity science

Take more breaks, says productivity science

| September 30, 2014

Having productivity issues at the office? It’s time you took a break. Going on vacations, taking time out for coffee, working from home, or browsing through fun stuff on the internet during work hours may make bosses frown, but taking frequent breaks is a guaranteed way to increase productivity, improve focus, and boost creativity, according […]

Continue Reading

Who’s really winning in the workplace surveillance game?

Who’s really winning in the workplace surveillance game?

| February 18, 2014

As employees become more tech-savvy, offices whine over lower productivity, loss of work hours, and data theft. An occasional phone call and a few minutes on the internet are perfectly fine, but distraction over long periods of time can result in huge losses. To minimize the risk of fraud and keep people focused, businesses worldwide […]

Continue Reading

Top