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How Green Is Your Home?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make green home? Is it to plant a lot of greenery around your house or use renewables to power your home or have your home run on hi tech machines?

Stunting Reduced In Chattisgarh By Government Efforts

Maharashtra being the centre of the CSR expenditure by companies, there are numerous states like Chattisgarh where no projects are being implemented.

36 Among Top-100 Companies Fail To Meet Prescribed CSR In FY 16-17

Among the top-100 BSE listed companies, 36% of the firms have been unable to allocate the prescribe Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) expenditure in the third year of the 2% mandate, according to a report. As per findings in the CSR Outlook Report 2017, compiled by NGOBox, a research platform in the CSR sphere, the percentage...

Systems Thinking At Work

In my first piece in this three-part series, I introduced systems thinking and discussed why it is so relevant for the development sector and CSR. In this second piece, I will talk about some prominent approaches, methodologies and tools for the on-ground application of systems thinking. Systems thinking has inspired several approaches and methodologies over...

Joyously Elevating The Have-Nots On A Better Footing

A visit to a government school – Holy Bells School in Hyderabad truly impacted Archana Suresh’s life. A building with abysmal infrastructure, bare access to basic amenities like drinking water or toilets, incessant power cuts during school hours because the bills were not paid regularly, children carrying used books in polythene bags with pages...

An Ocean Full Of Non-Recyclable Plastic

The high tides in the ocean on Tuesday, brought with it all the sewage and waste to the shore. The waste mainly constituted by thermocol, plastic bags and polythene wrappers; it reached the roads and the train tracks.

CSR Can Help Boost Rural Medical Infrastructure

The Gorakhpur BRD Medical College calamity has brought to attention the poor condition of medical infrastructure in our country. The divide between rural and urban India has decreased greatly, in terms of road connectivity, network coverage, and development projects. Medical intervention has been limited to what the government has laid out for the rural...

Holistic Educational Approach Taps Inherent Potential In Children

Uma and Muthuram have transformed the lives of at least 50 odd students below the poverty line, with higher education. In addition to the same, there are 250 begging families who have been rehabilitated by the trust. The couple met in school when they were in class 1 and had no idea that they would...

The Evolution: Indian Sports at a Global Arena

The term paradigm shift is an interesting one. If you considered a dictionary meaning then it will reveal a paradigm shift as a shift in direction of any business or strategy of a nation from the past for the betterment of future, or something along those lines. If we keep the year 2000 as a starting point, what is that moment when you felt Indian sport made that shift?

Mother Honours Son’s Legacy by Feeding Families Free of Cost

After the death of their only child, Nimesh Tanna – a 22 year old photographer, the family chose to honour his legacy in a unique way. The Tanna couple registered the Shri Nimesh Tanna Charitable Trust (SNTCT) with the goal of providing free tiffin service to the needy. The couple has gone from feeding 27 people in a small kitchen to serving 150,000 tiffin’s till date and 100 families per day absolutely free of cost.

Senior Citizens- Their Smile Comes From Your Time

Out of the 104 million elderly persons in India; 53 million are females and 51 million males. A report released by the United Nations Population Fund and Help Age India suggests that the number of elderly persons is expected to grow to 173 million by 2026.

Tree Ganesha: A Step Further In An Eco-friendly Ganeshotsav

Mumbai is getting ready for the annual fanfare of Ganeshotsav. From August 25, people will host Lord Ganesha in their homes, and welcome happiness and prosperity with him. The city’s festival, brings with it a lot of excitement and changes its ambience altogether. For 12 days, there is music and prayers, delicious food and...
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