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Malnutrition in India

Importance of First 1000 Days in Mitigating Malnutrition among Children

Child mortality and child survival in India have improved over years because of the focused attention and investment by the government of India. The National Nutrition Strategy (2017) and Poshan Abhiyaan launched on March 8, 2018, has triggered Anganwadi Centers across India to make the abhiyaan a Jan Andolan (people’s movement) and has been...
Karsan Ghavri man-management

Mentorship and Man-management – As Taught In Sports

Sports is a global phenomenon, connecting fans from across the world and showcasing talent. It is not just the athlete’s performance on the court, field or in the pool that makes them special, but the amount of hard work, dedication and sacrifice they put in to reach and maintain that status. But is this...
NGOs

NGOs Donning the Role of Equalising Society

Society is a beautifully sculpted concept fusing diversity at the core of its existence. To maintain the balance amongst such melange NGOs are as important in society as the profit model businesses. Though people are opinionated about the sector, robust initiatives, programmes or campaigns must be undertaken to evade the scepticism hanging around NGOs. Their...
Delhi air quality

Delhi’s Air Quality – Rhetorics Can’t Blind The Facts

Delhi’s tryst with poor air quality during winters is not new, it's an annual occurrence. The severity of air pollution last year crossed all safety indices forcing the government to declare a public health emergency. The air quality index monitors across the city recorded ratings of 999, the reading was 50 times more than...

We will Win – Reducing Barriers for Girls to Access Sport

“People would say, ‘Girls don’t play hockey. Girls don’t skate.’ I would say, Watch this.”  – Hayley Wickenheiser “Girls generally do not play sport, as they seem to prefer other-more feminine pursuits.” If you are a girl, chances are that you may have come across this comment from well-meaning adults at various stages when you were growing...

Leveraging Technology in Agriculture to Drive Better Farm Outputs in Rural India

On one of my recent visits to Raigad, I interacted with Shiva, a small farmer whose family has been practising agriculture for generations. Walking across his field, he was navigating between three apps. He subscribed to one of the apps through Swades; for monitoring his farm inputs and cultivation data, while the other two...

World Water Day – Piped Water Across India

Water is one of the most valuable and scarce resources in India. Our country is home to a population of 1.4 billion, accommodates nearly 18% of the world's population. Unfortunately, it has only 4% of the world's freshwater resources and pumps out of almost 25% of its groundwater. The 2018 Composite Water Management Index (CWMI)...

Changing landscape of CSR in India Post COVID-19

Any business that associates its goals with socially responsible behaviour is said to be embracing corporate social responsibility. The process of “do-good” work is going to reap benefits for any organization sooner or later. There are many things that an organization may do in pursuance of social responsibility, such as donations, employing socially weaker...

Together We Must Reimagine a Fairer World for Every Child

At 11 years of age, Ruhi should have been buried in books all day; instead, she is sitting with a pile of shuttlecocks all around her. Her day starts with knitting shuttlecocks and ends with helping her mother in household chores. Had this routine continued, Ruhi could have been a classic example of untapped...

Women’s Day 2021 – Gender Roles Slowing Entrepreneurs Down

Let's talk gender roles on International Women's Day today. Women constitute almost half the population in India and by the end of 2030, women in India are expected to create 150 million-170 million jobs in the country playing a pivotal role in the entrepreneurship landscape, as per a 2019 report published jointly by Google...

The Power of Collaboration in CSR

Steve Jobs was a visionary proponent that “Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.” When two outstanding companies collaborate on social initiatives, they create new opportunities for growth and enhance leadership in the industry. Since the advent of The Companies Act 2013, the CSR (Corporate...

NGOs – Unheard Heroes Tending the Crisis

With over 89 countries and 6 continents celebrating World NGO Day on 27th February, it must be not be forgotten that this unforgotten army held the torch during the trying times of COVID-19. This day is historic as non-profit organizations have not just joined hands during this time but have led the way for...

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