Home Authors Posts by Kasmin Fernandes

Kasmin Fernandes

607 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

Govt promises Rs. 10,000 crore boost for rural employment

If there is one upside to the reverse migration towards villages during the pandemic, it's the focus on rural employment. Both the government and the private sector are prioritising economic growth in the villages. While companies are moving their plants and manufacturing units out of the metros, the government seems to be propping up...
Diwali diyas

Support PwD, let the lights be #LocalForDiwali

Light sources are the most important part of the decorations since Diwali is the festival of lights, after all. What is Diwali without lanterns and diyas adorning each corner of the house? Rather than shopping for these items in stores, why not be Local for Diwali and empower people with special needs at the...
Dress Local

3 Ways to Dress Local this Diwali

Diwali shopping is at its peak. Online portals are competing for your attention. Malls have reopened with sales of the century. Fashion designers are rolling out the red carpet now that they are back in business. However, we recommend going local for your 2020 festive shopping. Patronise small businesses selling handmade clothes, which are...
Akshay Kumar - Laxmii

Akshay Kumar in Laxmii might hurt rather than help trans community

The year 2020 has been unkind to people across classes and countries, but the minority that has probably suffered the most in India is the transgender community. From the loss of livelihoods to blatant misrepresentation in the Transgender Persons Act, 2019, trans people suffered one setback after another. One more is threatening to rear...
international day against violence and bullying

Let’s talk cyberbullying on the first International Day Against Violence and Bullying at School

Teenagers navigate a different landscape today than any of the generations before them. Your parents and you faced sets of challenges that varied from each other all those decades ago. What makes the current generation's adolescence unique is the omnipresence of social media and the internet. Granted, we had the internet growing up, but it...

Shubha Srinivasan (Director) Deloitte India talks Social Response to COVID-19

The unprecedented situations arising from COVID-19 require a new roadmap for recovery. The economy of India – and most of the world, for that matter – is in shambles. While businesses work towards regenerating the economy, corporate social responsibility and development initiatives have to rethink how they will uplift the most vulnerable sections of...

How will a Biden presidency change CSR?

US Election 2020 is drawing to a nail-biting finish. American President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are neck-to-neck after rancorous campaigning in the midst of a pandemic. Trump has been a climate change skeptic and went easy on mandates for corporate citizenship. What will happen to the global CSR landscape if...

#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...

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...

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...

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...

हिंदी मंच

EDITOR'S PICK