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Sustainable products and consumption – Are we ready?

Sustainable products and consumption – Are we ready?

By Ashim Sanyal, COO Consumer VOICE How optimistic are we about sustainable products? We as consumers do talk about sustainable products and some survey results even show that consumers are willing to pay more, but when it comes to sustainability, actions speak louder than words. Sustainability as we all know […]

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Front-of-package labelling (FOPL) – Healthy choice for consumers

Front-of-package labelling (FOPL) – Healthy choice for consumers

By Ashim Sanyal, COO Consumer VOICE Did you know that poor diet is not limited to insufficient intake of nutrients but also excess intake of salt, sugar and fat which is one of the biggest cause of non-communicable diseases worldwide, with India being no exception. According to the National Diabetes […]

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Consumerism – Present and Post Covid-19

We have already started thinking about how and how much consumerism and the role that it plays in the future, will change in the post Coronavirus scenario. COVID-19 is spreading like wild fire throughout the world creating a path of death and destruction. Unfortunately, India has also fallen prey to this. The world is […]

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The Price of Misleading Advertisements

BY MR. ASHIM SANYAL, COO CONSUMER VOICE Did you know irresponsible advertising can boomerang? Businesses are not allowed to make statements that are incorrect or likely to create a false impression. The Consumer Protection Act 2019 provides provisions for deterrent punishment to check misleading advertisements. The authority will have power […]

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It takes time to Empower Consumers !

BY MR. ASHIM SANYAL, COO CONSUMER VOICE The year 2019 will be remembered as the year of consumer empowerment with the passage of Consumer Protection Act 2019 after 30 years. It has been a long haul for many consumer organizations working in the space of consumer education including Consumer Voice, […]

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The Curse of Child Labour and Generating Consumer Awareness

BY MR. ASHIM SANYAL, COO CONSUMER VOICE According to the Census of India 2011, 10 million children are engaged in labour or seeking work. This picture is alarming. Add to that, instances of children working in the harshest of conditions like mining, zari and carpet factories, the case of child […]

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The fight against NCDs and trans fat

By Mr. Ashim Sanyal, COO Consumer VOICE Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as the leading cause of human mortality and morbidity in low, middle and high-income countries alike and India is not an exception. WHO has flagged off this as a major disaster for future and their control program REPLACE […]

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If you want to Breathe, Protect the Environment NOW!

By Mr. Ashim Sanyal, COO Consumer VOICE We cannot continue with our wasteful way of life. Saving the environment is not just about helping the animals or birds, it is about us as well. It is also about how we treat the environment at large and the entire eco system. […]

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Is India ready for E-commerce?

By Mr. Ashim Sanyal, COO Consumer VOICE Driven by the rising smart phone penetration, the launch of 4G networks and increasing consumer wealth, the Indian e-commerce market is expected to grow in leaps and bounds in the near future. But is India e-commerce ready? Ecommerce can change the economies of […]

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It’s time for consumers to wake up from their deep slumber!

By Mr. Ashim Sanyal, COO Consumer VOICE Arise and awake consumers ! Something we all have been hearing since the last 3 decades or more! This is true for most of the developing nations where the businesses rule the markets and we often hear about consumers being duped either by […]

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Is Artificial Intelligence a friend or foe?

By Mr. Ashim Sanyal, COO Consumer VOICE I remember the first day when my son brought home his dream robot assistant Alexa. In fact it was a parting gift from his former company. Being an engineer he sat for a week to set the backend coding of Alexa to suit […]

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Light of Hope for Consumers

By Mr. Ashim Sanyal, COO Consumer VOICE As we begin 2019—a year that already portends to be among the most tumultuous in memory— I certainly welcome “the coming of hope for consumers, rich or poor.”   After all, at Consumer Voice, we are in the business of hope – for […]

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