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CSR: Empowering Convenience Through Autonomous Cameras

On May 7th, 2016, Joshua Brown, became the first ever casualty, in an autonomous car accident. The cameras on his Tesla did not see a white trailer truck. He was driving at about 70mph, on a sunny Florida day. A white trailer truck was coming in the opposite direction, and against the glint of...
World Sparrow Day

CSR: Sparrows Are Not So Common Anymore

Sparrows, known as the most common bird has been integral to everyone’s childhood memories. We have seen them around our houses, schools and playgrounds, chirping away, picking grains and creating much needed distractions during boring lectures at school. They have been friends as well as nuisance. According to estimates, sparrows have had a symbiotic relationship with...

CSR: Ditch The Unhealthy Lifestyle And Avoid Irreversible Health Issues

As we are leading an almost sedentary lifestyle, we are prone a number of sicknesses and ailments. There has been a rise in the number of people suffering from a variety of health issues. A recent survey was done on women’s awareness on health and critical illness. This was done in order to accelerate dialogue around...

CSR: Fighting The Good And Very Necessary Fight

Chandigarh resident, Varnika Kundu is known to many, as the girl who fought her attackers. She showed courage and fought her 'influential' stalkers inspiring others to fight against violence. Varnika’s spoke up of the night she was stalked in her hometown. It is a story that a lot of women and young girls will relate...

CSR: Scalability And PPP For Inclusion From The Grassroots

For any child a holistic makeover should include a complete transformation in the built environment. A good balance of emotional well-being, nutrition for the body and tracking progress in education. Along with the need in an infrastructural boost, we have to reform the current public education system in some of these government schools and...
Disability Inclusion

CSR: Inclusion In Education For Human Rights

According to the Disability Inclusion Act of the Indian constitution, the children with disability have equal rights to be educated with the children without disability. It also states that, special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular environment occurs only when the nature or severity of disability is...

Support And Applaud Her Long Overdue Equality

Sexual Harassment has emerged as the biggest equality issue facing women globally and in India, next in line are other distressing issues of sexual violence, domestic abuse, physical violence, sexualisation of women and girls in media, etc. Various campaigns such as #metoo, #timesup, #neveragain have highlighted the level of concern people have around the world, who...
Healthcare for everyone

Healthcare – A Right, Not A Privilege

Health care in India is still not a privilege to everyone. There are several communities in the country for which basic healthcare needs are rarely accessible. Salt pan farmers working in the Little Rann of Kutch are facing a similar situation. This farmer community, known as the Agariyas lives about 250 km away from Ahmedabad,...

The Quandary of Social Organisations – Depth Vs. Width

In the recent past, I have had the opportunity of working with some really smart, bright, passionate social entrepreneurs – people looking to address complex social issues through for-profit and not-for-profit models. While their energy and enthusiasm is infectious, one of the questions we always struggle with is, in defining the actual issue that...
Denims

Denims Are Ecologically Expensive

Denims are the fastest growing fashion trend over the years. It has been accepted by every generation as comfortable and modest clothing that is also stylish to carry. It has been a topic of some protests against the Indian conservative society who disapproved of females wearing jeans. And since then, women wearing jeans has...

Imbibing Technology For Better Response In Disaster Management

India is vulnerable to a large number of disasters. According to the National Disaster Management Authority, more than 58.6 per cent of the landmass of India is prone to earthquakes of moderate to very high intensity; over 40 million hectares (12%) of its land is prone to floods and river erosion; close to 5,700...

Maternal Malnutrition Continues to Be A Challenging Factor

According to the Economic Survey for 2017-18 tabled in the Parliament last month, child and maternal malnutrition continues to be the most challenging risk factor for health loss in India.  The Survey noted however that there has been significant improvement in the health status of the individual as life expectancy at birth has increased...
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