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Floods in India

CSR: Fighting The Floods

Natural calamity has struck India yet again in form of floods this monsoon season. As reported by the Times of India, Home Ministry data showed that about 774 people have died in seven states in India during the monsoon season so far. Apart from these, at least 27 people are missing and 245 others...
Manual scavenging in India

CSR: Manual Scavenging in India

Manual Scavenging is the inhuman practice which involves cleaning of human excreta without any personal protective equipment with shoddy tools and most of the times involves handling with bare hands. The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act, 2013” was passed by the central government. This act prohibits the employment of manual...
India - Sone ki Chidiya

CSR: India – A ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’

India is a developing country today. However, few centuries ago, it was nicknamed as ‘Sone ki chidiya’. It had everything including agriculture, minerals, nature, intellect and beauty. India was known to be the wealthiest country in the world. In the 1500s, India held about 24.5% of the share in world trade, which was equal to...
eco ganesha

CSR: Embracing The Eco Ganesha

Ganesha festival is celebrated across India with high fervour. The festival is often more than just a celebration in several communities. The statue of Lord Ganesha is often booked way in advance, and after the festival ends it is immersed in water bodies. This is why it is very important to know what materials...
Cooling V/s Global Warming

CSR: Cooling – A Right Not A Luxury

Global warming has increased the incidents of rising temperatures and heatwaves all over the world. According to a new report released by the UN, the rising heat in the world’s middle and poorer nations are threatening health and prosperity of about 1.1 billion people, including 470 million people in rural areas without access to...
Sex Selection drugs in India

CSR: Use Of Sex Selection Drugs In India

According to NITI Aayog, there are 940 females for every 1000 males in India. The ratio hasn’t change much in the last 10 years. India is a patriarchal society where people go to extreme lengths to have a male child. The sex ratio for children in 0-6 years has reached alarming levels. There are...
GM food in India

CSR: GM Food Crops In India

India is the second most populous country in the world which consists of one fifth of the world’s population. According to a UN report, India will become the most populous country in the world surpassing China, with its population reaching up to 1.6 billion people by 2050. There is already food crisis looming over...
senior citizens in India

CSR: Improving The Lives Of Senior Citizens

India has always taken pride in its culture and family values. However, it does not necessarily ensure that the senior citizens are looked after well by their families. There are several cases in India where senior citizens are left stranded by their family members, after feeding them vague tales. The elderly people are either left...
work-life balance

CSR: Work-Life Balance In India V/s the Western Countries

Work-life balance in India is like a dream that has never come true. In the metro cities of India, where people often end up commuting for 6 hours a day and then work for another 8-9 hours, work acquaintances are more privileged than families. Even if the commute is not too extensive, the competition...
Social media icons

CSR: Social Media Pros And Cons

According to Internet Live Stats, about 34.8% of India’s total population, which accounts to 462 million people, use internet. The proportion is not too high, but even then, India has the second largest number of internet users in the world. The number of internet users in the country has drastically grown by 30% since...
blockchain

CSR: Blockchain Technology To Fight Corruption

Blockchain technology has gained a lot of popularity since it was introduced to the mass audience along with Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency released by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. There have been many discussions about the potential of this technology and its powers to solve real world problems. Blockchain is a decentralised digital ledger where all the...
Women farmers of India

CSR: Harvesting Water For Saving Farmers’ Livelihoods

Climate change has caused a lot of draughts and unseasonal rainfalls in several parts of the country. Especially in the western state of Gujarat in India, after the earthquake in 2001, the unseasonal rains caused floods in several places, and then droughts hit the state in summer with no water available. This situation caused...
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