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Bengaluru Marched For The Pride Of LGBTQIA

Bengaluru recently witnessed its 10th Pride Parade ‘Namma Pride’, which literally translates to My Pride, on November 26th. Through this event, a crowd of 7000 people, predominantly coloured in rainbows, came onto the streets to profess their acceptance of people from the LGBTQIA community and to fight for their rights. With placards held high,...
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It Is Important To Benchmark The Impact On Lives: Ameera Shah, Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare LTD

The change we see in health care is a matter of perspective. Consumers have become more aware of their health. People are trying to find out what is happening inside their bodies. People think fitness is about how you look in the mirror, but it is more about how you feel. With more money...
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Very Few Corporate Houses Are Doing A Good Job: Vandana Luthra, Founder & Vice Chairman, VLCC

Empowerment for the girl child and women comes with education. This in turn creates employability and job skilling. Whatever work one does has to be done ethically and with the expertise of qualified people. It takes time to understand what the impact of investment and opportunity mapping to improve initiatives further. “People can be...

CSR Leaders Discuss The Current Challenges And Table Solutions

Treeni Sustainability Solutions, a software product company established by sustainability practitioners and technology experts, hosted its third edition of the ‘Sustainability for Breakfast’ event recently. The theme for this edition was “Role of technology in CSR enablement.” The discussion panel included Meera Rajeevan, Program Director, Sarojini Damodaran Foundation, Shoma Bakre, Founder and Managing Trustee, Let’s...

Philanthropy Figures Drop In 2016; Average Age Rises To 65 years

Founder and Chairman of HCL Ltd, Shiv Nadar (71) emerged as the ‘Most generous Indian’ with donation of Rs 630 crore towards education, according to the Hurun India Philanthropy List 2016. The list was released today by The Hurun Research Institute. None of the top three philanthropists of last year made it to the top...

Platforms Connecting The Haves And The Have-Nots

Nanma Maram is an initiative based in Cochin to feed the hungry homeless. The Street Store is a global pop-up store for the poor homeless people to fetch some clothes and footwear for free. Another initiative called Roti Bank provides food to elderly and homeless after collecting them from different sources. The thought behind...

A business-like Approach To A Not-for-Profit

Quite often, we come across the argument that a not-for-profit needs to be run in a business-like manner. The clamour for this has grown louder with many corporate firms setting up their own foundations and a committee of their boards beginning to oversee the developmental efforts. The argument is that just like any business...

Retrospecting CSR in 2016

As we come to the end of another year with mixed feelings, there are various ways in which one bids adieu. Let us retrospect 2016 in the CSR sphere. The highs and lows, the anticipations, expectations from all stakeholders, aligning core business values and activities in a sustainable manner and much more. FY 2015-16 is...

Young Couple Celebrates Wedding With Special Guests

What would a dream wedding for you mean? Probably, the presence of all your family and friends, stunning designer clothes, a fairytale destination, sight-arresting decoration, long list of guests and all the grandeur. But for a couple who recently got married in Bangalore, a dream wedding meant something different. Surabhi HR hailing from Bangalore and...

Youth: Change Leaders For An Inclusive And Vibrant India

History shows us that young people have played key roles in powerful social movements that transformed the course of human history, including India’s freedom struggle, women’s rights, environmentalism and environmental justice and many more. With 65% of population below the age of 35 years, India has the world's largest youth population and their actions and...

The Changing Dynamics Of Philanthropy

India, with its rich diversity and history is no stranger to the concept of philanthropy. Individuals in the country have come forward time and again sharing their resources (wealth, knowledge and time). Historically, India like many Asian countries has a close-knitted culture known for having a rich social heritage. The mythological example of ‘Karna’ also...

Philanthropy To Purpose: India Inc. Is Finding Its Socially Responsible Feet

It’s four and a half years since we started working with great Indian companies on their social responsibility. In that time we’ve been watching and learning as India Inc. has started to find its socially responsible feet and grappled with the world-first CSR legislation that came into effect in 2014. At the close of...
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