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Happy is the new rich!

In this world of changing priorities, happiness falls at the bottom of the list with more importance being given to materialistic pleasures. In order to recognise its importance in the lives of people around the world, the United Nations started celebrating the International Day of Happiness since the year 2013. To support the idea...
mental health

Are We Failing The Mentally Ill?

Among the many challenges India faces, the most underappreciated is the ongoing mental health crisis. Mental illness is actually India’s ticking bomb. An estimated 56 million Indians suffer from depression and 38 million from anxiety disorders. For those who suffer from mental illness, life can seem like a terrible prison from which there is no hope of escape;...
volunteering

Inclusion, Social Justice and Volunteering: Creating Equal Opportunity for All

Oxfam’s ‘Public good or private wealth?’ report says that the human cost of inequality is devastating and today – a) 262 million children will not be allowed to go to school b) Almost 10,000 people will die because they cannot access healthcare c) 4 billion hours of unpaid care work will be done, the majority by women...
Woman

One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman

Born into a French Catholic family, Simone de Beauvoir was raised to follow the path of religious devotion, marriage and children. Abandoning her predetermined destiny, de Beauvoir went on to become one of the greatest feminist thinkers of her century. She is also considered to be one of the most preeminent French existential philosophers. Moved...
JeM’s leader and founder, Masood Azhar

In Order to Seriously Confront Terrorism in South Asia, Address Pakistan’s Malign Activities

By Max Bone and Abdul Nejrabi On February 14, 20-year-old Adil Ahmad Dar drove a vehicle laden with explosive into a convoy carrying security personnel in Indian-administered Kashmir. The collision resulted in an explosion that killed 40 security personnel and the attacker himself. The responsibility for this attack was immediately claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM),...
Chhattisgarh

My Journey to Green Paradise Chhattisgarh

After his experiences facilitating healthcare in the villages of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra and Odisha Dr Anantpal Singh writes about Chhattisgarh in his series. Chhattisgarh is a lush green state with abundant natural reserves and beautiful weather. The state that can resemble paradise is famous for its Redbrick Laxman temple and Chitrakoot waterfalls. It is predominantly rural and...
Don't You Waste Food campaign

Food Waste Campaign Encourages Communities to Engage Pan-India

“I gave a starving woman living on the streets a bowl of rice. She looked in wonder as I handed it to her. She said she had not eaten in many days. Looking at it while I put it beside her, without eating, she died. The torture of hunger finished her,” Mother Teresa once...
CSR and PR

How to Integrate CSR Into Your Public Relations Strategy

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly central to a company’s reputation. Hence, businesses must integrate CSR into their public relations (PR) strategy to achieve success. According to a recent survey from Clutch, most people expect businesses in every industry to commit to CSR. To be effective, however, CSR efforts must appear to emanate from a...

Why isn’t philanthropy investing in urban slums?

By Shreya Deb, Maddie Holland and Sonam Agrawal Poverty in India is changing. Since independence, while India has made progress in reducing its overall poverty rate, urban poverty has increased, driven primarily by people migrating to cities from rural areas in search of opportunity. Between 1973 and 2004, the share of India’s urban poor increased...

Understanding the challenges around CSR spends

By Rajeev Nair (Principal Associate) & Nishant Sogani (Associate), Rajani Associates Corporate Social Responsibility in India is governed by the Companies Act, 2013 (Act) under Section 135 which mandates every company having (i) net worth of INR 500 crore or more, or (ii) turnover of INR 1,000 crore or more, or (iii) a net profit of INR 5...
Blockchain

Blockchain: A New Momentum for Corporate Social Responsibility

Since the launch of bitcoin in 2009, the popularity of the blockchain technology has piggybacked on the hype of cryptocurrencies. It is the technology on which cryptocurrencies run. Over the past few years, it has evolved beyond being synonymous with cryptocurrencies and is now placed on the pedestal of being a revolutionary technology with...
sports

Technology & Sports – A Recipe for Success

Imagine you have to go to work on the day of India’s 2019 CWC final against a well-deserved side, and there is no way for you to know who won? Who scored the maximum runs? Who took the maximum wickets? Before you see it again during the late night highlights. Won’t that make us...

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