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CSR: Philanthropy Inherent In Parsis

As we celebrate Parsi New Year today, think about this. You cannot imagine modern India without the Parsis. The second president of the Indian National Congress was Dadabhai Naoroji. In 1971, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw liberated Bangladesh from Islamabad’s oppressive rule. Soli Sorabjee, a legendary lawyer was a torch bearer for freedom of expression...
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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...
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CSR: India’s First Female SWAT Team Is ‘Goals’

Nearly 4 million people insist they are Indian but who now must prove their nationality as the politics of citizenship — overlaid with questions of religion, ethnicity and illegal immigration — swirls in Assam where such questions have a long and bloody past. On Friday, some of the 3.9 million residents left off Assam's...
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The Desire To Do CSR Has To Come From Within: Gagan Rai, MD & CEO, NSDL e-Governance

"The desire to fulfill CSR has to come from within. There are companies giving out a cheque bearing the mandatory sum to an NGO and saying that their obligation is over. That is not real CSR," Gagan Rai told The CSR Journal in an exclusive interview. Rai is the Managing Director and CEO of...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Handloom Saree As Tool of Empowerment For Weavers And Wearers

Indian weaving traditions have existed since time immemorial and have been a representation of the many unique sub-cultures within the country. With motifs, patterns, and techniques of woven textiles changing every few hundred kilometres, each region has been lent a new face and identity. Despite Indian handloom being at the centre-stage of world fashion,...
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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...
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CSR: Sustainable Cities of the Future

In an earlier column, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group, shared the need to shape urban spaces sustainably. As a follow up, here he elaborates on how cities across the world are pushing the agenda of being sustainable. Reliable utility services such as electricity, water, handling waste and providing transport services are an essential...
Sports betting to be legalised

CSR: Legalising Sports Betting And Gambling, The Perspectives

As shocking as it sounds, gambling could soon become legit. The Law Commission, in a report to the government, has recommended legalising sports betting and gambling. With the greater acceptance of liberal values in India, it’s harder to support a moralistic ban. The role of gambling in revenue generation is not new, even during Kautilya's...
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CSR: Rating The Political Leaders

Transparency in politics has always been a touchy issue. In India, the availability of structured and organised data about a political leaders is scarce. In order to make a decision to vote, one has to either go through a lot of unorganised and unverified data, or believe the leaders and their promises blindly. In the...
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