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fake calling scams

CSR: Beware of These Scam Calls

In a country like ours where mobile numbers and addresses are for sale in bulk databases, the field is open for fake scam calls and cyber fraud. Few privacy laws make it difficult to screen the frauds from the real deal. The worst hit are the elderly who may not be conversant with digital...
road safety through street art

CSR: Ensuring Road Safety Through Street Art

Every year, pothole-related deaths make it to the headlines especially during the monsoon season, causing inconvenience but also taking lives. Media reports state potholes took a deadly toll in 2017, claiming almost 10 lives daily with annual fatalities in the country adding up to 3,597 — this figure is 50% more than what was...
Samsung Bixby technology for MND/ALS

CSR: Voices Living Forever

Even today, there are a few diseases that have no cure. One such disease is the Motor Neuron Disease (MND)/ALS. It slowly robs patients of their ability to speak and move. Motor Neuron Disease is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurons) that control muscles undergo degeneration...
Adopt children with special needs

CSR: Make Adoption ‘Special’

More single women are adopting than ever before yet our follow-up on adoption trends found a gap in foster parents for children with special needs. Adoptive parents have a preconceived idea of a ‘perfect child’ they want to bring home – usually male, of a light wheatish to fair complexion and having a specific...
Gauri Sawant

CSR: Transgender Activist Garners Support

Now that the celebrations over the scrapping of Section 377 are quieting down, the real work can begin. The LGBTQ community has a long fight ahead for full equality and acceptance in society. Activists believe it’s the start of a new era for the nation’s LGBTQ community. Take the case of Gauri Sawant. Gauri is...
safe drinking water

CSR: Providing Safe Drinking Water

In India, nearly 17% of the urban population (65 million people) live in slums and more than 50% of the 14 million urban poor families lack access to safe piped water supply. This gap in supply is often met by Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) through provision of community-level standpipes or tankers. However, the quality...
Manto, the male feminist

CSR: Manto Was A Male Feminist

Upcoming Nawazuddin-Nandita Das film Manto is a long due biopic of the man who is arguably the first secular feminist rockstar India has produced. Saadat Hasan Manto is celebrated as the master story teller of the century. His stories are based on the theme of Partition and the repercussions people had to suffer due...
gender bias in heart surgery

CSR: Gender Bias In Heart Surgery

According to a report released by UNICEF in 2018, “More baby girls than boys die in India, as parents neglect healthcare”. The report also stated that “a preference for sons encourages sex-selective abortions, which has led to skewed sex ratios. According to the data collected by UNICEF in 2017, nearly 60% of the infants...
Share Auto Taxi Mafia

CSR: Beware The Share Auto Taxi Mafia

You can't beat the share autorickshaw and taxi mafia. Our investigation revealed how wide the mafia had spread its net across the different metros, especially Mumbai. Rarely did an autorickshaw driver agree to charge according to the meter. The autorickshaw drivers in the suburbs and the taxi drivers in South Mumbai (where autos don’t...
Khadi artisan

CSR: Enormous Hike For Khadi Artisans

A lot has been said and done to save and promote khadi, the "fabric of the nation". A few months back, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry started chalking out strategies for positioning khadi as an exclusive Indian brand across the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a strong campaigner with his slogan,...
teen health

CSR: Put Teen Health On Priority

The young are the future of society, but they are also its present. Around half of the world’s inhabitants are under the age of 20; however most teens are still unaware of the most important aspects of their health issues. The early 90s have seen the affirmation of worldwide commitments to teen health which...
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Education With Employability Is My Key Theme: Deo Shankar Tripathi, MD & CEO, Aadhar Housing Finance

“In a vast country like India, the government alone cannot provide employment to everybody. Government alone cannot remove the problems of sanitation and problems of healthcare as long as the corporates associate (with it). That is the reason the Companies Act, 2013 prescribes a mandatory CSR spend of 2% of average net profits. I...
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