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COVID Vaccination in Rural India

Let’s Not Forget Rural India…

India came under the International spotlight during the second wave of the pandemic, showcasing to the world the catastrophic impacts of its ill-preparedness. However much of this focus was on the crisis in urban India, where we will never forget the grim scenes of footage showing people scrambling for oxygen, fighting for hospital beds...
NGOs in oxygen crisis

Where the state failed, NGOs help people breathe

India’s coronavirus crisis is worse since the pandemic began, and it will probably worsen before it gets better. Hospitals and clinics around the country are facing a shortage of essential supplies, including beds, oxygen, drugs, vaccines, and COVID-19 tests. Hope shone in this dark tragedy through the work of NGOs—a catchall term for the roughly...
COVID Vaccine

Combating COVID-19 with Vaccine and Know-How from Ending Polio

By: Mr Ashok Mahajan On 1st May this year, India recorded over 4 lakh daily cases for the first time, surpassing its daily tally during the peak of first wave in 2020, in terms of the number of new cases and deaths per day. While the vicious suddenness of the second wave has left us...
World Environment Day

Ecosystem Restoration: It’s time to heal our planet

The United Nations has drawn up ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ as the theme for World Environment Day this year. It will kick off the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and shine the spotlight on preserving and healing nature. Environmental consciousness has certainly grown over the years. Individuals have become more vocal about it. It has become...

Designing for Circularity

We have a waste problem. The linear design model of creating products with new materials, using it for its intended purpose and then throwing it away has prevailed as long as humans have been making products. Even with the monumental efforts to encourage recycling, our world is still coping with the huge impact of...
GST

GST Considerations vis-à-vis CSR Expenditure

By Adarsh Somani and Mohammad Asif Mansoory, Economic Laws Practice Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the corporate’s way of acknowledging its responsibility towards society by contributing to the economic and social welfare of all the stakeholders. CSR has largely been viewed as a voluntary exercise and a strategic initiative that contributes positively to the brand. Further,...
Beauty Industry Sustainability

Brands Making The Beauty Industry More Sustainable

For ages, new beauty brands with ‘stronger’ ingredients and ‘better results’ have been cropping up in the market, making it hyper-competitive. As more and more brands fought to outshine each other, the industry became a space that plays on their end-users ' insecurities to sell more products. However, having won their attention, the products that...

Prevention is a Proactive Mindset – Role and Responsibility of Corporate India

‘Prevention is better than cure'. This is a timeless expression used by governments, companies, parents and countless others to emphasize the importance of putting adequate measures in place that can stop an unfortunate event from occurring rather than having to deal with the consequences of the event. However, a quick glance at the programmatic...

Responsible Innovations Will Lead The Transformation In Saving Our Planet

The Native American proverb holds so true now more than ever before – “We don’t inherit the earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children”. The Earth Day was conceptualized by a group of environmentalists more than five decades ago with the primary goal of protecting and preserving our natural resources, wildlife,...
Earth Day - sustainable IT model

Earth Day – 3 Steps for Companies to a More Sustainable IT Model

Technology has and will continue to change the way we work, commute, communicate, shop, and live in the future. From complete automation of jobs to living in virtual bubbles, umpteen predictions have been made to help visualize the future of work. While there is no assurance on what the future holds, one thing is...
teenage girls - reproductive health

Investing in the Reproductive Health of Young Girls

Adolescence is a tender age in a youth’s life where there are many physical, mental and emotional changes. A transitional stage for growth, learning and development, it prepares teens for the next crucial phase of life: adulthood. Unfortunately, adolescents, who make up for one-sixth of the world’s population and account for 6% of the global...
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...

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