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LGBTQ Portrayal in Bollywood

CSR: Inaccurate Portrayal Of LGBTQ Community In Indian Cinema

Cinema has had a tremendous influence on the people of India. This makes its content, stories and the portrayal of characters in cinema of utmost importance. While the Indian film fraternity has started to understand its responsibility and has come out with films addressing social issues, the portrayal of LGBTQ characters in Bollywood films...
cybersecurity

CSR: Cybersecurity Jobs In India

After the historic move of demonetisation in 2016, the government of India has tried to push the country towards digitisation. This has led to a drastic increase in demand for the cybersecurity professionals. There was at least 1 cybercrime reported in India every 10 minutes the first half of 2016. However, the lack of talent...
speed post

CSR: Speed Post Services in India – Not So Speedy

“I moved with my husband to Lucknow after his transfer. My mother sent a parcel to our new address through Speed Post. It contained my father’s antique binoculars and some food items from my hometown. The parcel was supposed to arrive in 5 days. When it didn’t arrive for 12 days, we started to...
Ban on single use plastic bags

CSR: Citizens Participate In Eliminating Plastic Waste In Mumbai

Government of Maharashtra recently placed a ban on single use plastic bags in lieu of uncontrollable plastic pollution in the state. With the dumping grounds completely saturated, the government decided to take drastic measures to manage the waste produced by the city. With not many alternatives available for those bags, there could have been...
counselling in schools

CSR: Counselling In Schools In India

Counselling or Psychotherapy is not considered as an option in Indian society. Often it is tagged as a service for mad people. The stigma does not allow vulnerable people to seek help when they need it. Adolescence and childhood is a developmental stage for ever individual. In order to ensure that a mentally and...
sex education in India

CSR: Sex Education for Adolescents in India

Sex education among children is almost non-existent in India. Talking openly about sex is considered to be a taboo in the country which acts as a barrier in delivering this knowledge effectively to Indian children and adolescents. However, it is overlooked not only by the society but also by the Indian healthcare system. Nearly one...
Shinchan TV Show

CSR: Content Children Consume

Between the TV, computer, Internet, gaming consoles and mobile phone, kids are spoilt for choice. Some kids even have access to virtual reality headsets. According to IAMAI’s report, out of 400 million internet users in 2015, 28 million were children. That number has grown exponentially due to higher internet penetration and democratisation in electric...
Children of India

CSR: Challenges In Raising The Children Of Tomorrow

Children are the future of the country. The policies, reforms and acts that are passed today in the country, are the setting for these children to reap benefits and build upon them tomorrow. The dream of earning India its title of ‘Sone ki chidiya’ (the golden bird) will be fulfilled by the youth who...
oral health in India

CSR: Oral Health Awareness In India

Oral health is an indicator of overall health. Hence, it is very important to maintain oral hygiene. In India, ignorance is a major cause of poor oral health in the country. In fact, people visit dentists only in case of severe problem or crisis. This too is done after the age of 40. And...
smartphones

CSR: The Menace of Smartphones

Smartphones have taken the world by storm. There are already more smartphones in the world than there are people. The obsession of having a smartphone, and network to be able to operate it, is astonishing. Every individual today who owns a smartphone is desperate to find network. It is true that human beings made...
reading

CSR: Read To Stay Mentally Healthy

According to a recent study, the average attention span of human beings has declined from 12 seconds in the year 2000 to 8 seconds in 2015. With the fast pace of life, and enormous amount of content available for everyone to consume, it has become very difficult for individuals to build patience and attentively...
Sustainable inventions

CSR: Sustainable Inventions With Problem Solving Potential

“The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty,” Samuel Smiles, the Scottish author and government reformer has rightly said. For India, being a developing nation, at a time when the natural resources are diminishing, environment is...
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