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#TruthNeverDies International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2020

Crimes against journalists are grossly overlooked in the judicial system. Killers of scribes often go unpunished. According to the UN, no less than 1,200 journalists were killed all over the world in the last one and half decades. Most of the murder cases are pending, with only one in 10 criminals being punished by...

How to embrace electric mobility in India

You don't want to be left out of the electric mobility revolution. Electromobility is firing up the automobile sector with its promise of zero pollution. Low-emission electric cars and bikes will improve people's health because they don't damage the air quality nor do they use combustion engines. The rising petrol prices won't make any...
indian agritech startups

Fastest Growing Indian Agritech Startups

These new-age firms driven by Indian whiz kids are firing up the farming ecosystem. Agritech is short for agricultural technology and also goes by the term agrotech. With farming being the main source of livelihood for more than half of our national population, Indian agritech startups have the potential to empower millions of men...
Air pollution in Delhi

Trump’s remark births new law to control air pollution in Delhi

It’s no secret that air pollution in Delhi, and the rest of the metro cities in India for that matter, is of the poorest quality. People and children’s health is at risk and so is the environment. However, it took a scathing remark by American President Donald Trump for the slow-to-act legal system to...
Tactics by India Inc

Shady tactics by India Inc to spend less on CSR

The Indian government is the first in the world to make corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandatory for the private sector. Executed in the right spirit, it would be a boon for Nation Building. Yet companies in India repeatedly find ways to sidestep the spending prescribed by law. Tactics by India Inc to sidestep CSR Various companies...
dry and wet waste

Why it’s important to segregate waste at home

Citizen social responsibility (CSR) puts the act of categorising your household garbage at the top of the pile of personal duties. Take ownership of the waste your home generates, say local municipal corporations. But why is it so important to segregate waste at home?  If waste is not separated properly, it all gets mixed up...

Day 8 of Navratri – #womencan be custodians of compassion

The penultimate day of Navratri celebrates the divine feminine in the form of Maa Mahagauri. The eighth day is also known as Maha ashtami. She is the most compassionate form of Goddess Durga, hence devotees worship her to ease their earthly and planetary suffering. In honour of Maa Mahagauri, we are looking back on...

UN Day 2020: The United Nations turns 75

Tomorrow is the 75th UN Day – the historic day on which the United Nations officially came into being after the ratification of the Charter by the world's biggest countries. The UN Charter is the founding document of this great non-partisan institution that has been working towards global peace and equality. India commemorates this special...

Day 6 of Navratri – #womencan be badass warrior queens

Today is the sixth day of Navratri, considered to be the most auspicious of the nine days. On this day, Goddess Durga assumes the form of the dauntless Katyayani. The myth goes that the goddess was born as a daughter to sage Katyayana, hence the name. Goddess Katyayani went on to slay Mahishasur and...

Day 5 of Navratri: #womencan be superb single mothers

The fifth day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Skandamata. She is the epitome of motherhood and brings the mother-child relationship to the fore. The most striking thing about her portrayal in popular culture is the way she is holding her infant in left hand. Her left arm is also positioned so as to...
TCS in India

Complete CSR Report of TCS in India, a STEM pioneer

Tata Consultancy Services, most often referred to as TCS in India and around the globe, is our nation's largest software and IT services company. It has been a consistent top ranker not only in the subcontinent but globally, with its location-independent software that is proving to be all the more relevant in COVID-19 times....

6 most prominent Indian LGBT activists

We have begun the third week of LGBT History Month 2020 yet nowhere close to know more about the gay rights movement than when the month started. The movement on American soil has been rather well documented than on Indian shores. However, there isn't much on Indian LGBT activists, without whom the queer community...

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