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Closing the loop: SDGs and CSR in India

Chetna Kaura, Head Corporate Social Responsibility, India, Publicis Sapient. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, whilst imposing social distancing, has also galvanized all of humanity to come together to meet this challenge, and be motivated by a single purpose – to save lives. Nearly five years ago, another challenge, development that balances social, economic and environmental sustainability,...
Sagibai Maruti Mahable

A Wonderful Journey And The Joy Of Transforming Lives Of People In Rural India

It was February 2020, Ronnie and I were travelling to join a celebration by the community for successful completion of the first year of interventions in Sudhagad district, about 100 Km from Mumbai. Sudhagad was the newest and poorest block we had entered in the Raigad district of Maharashtra after working across 6 blocks...
Change in regular handwashing behaviour in school children post SST intervention

Good Hygiene Behaviour At A Young Age Important Step To Build Healthier India

Lot of us are often unaware of the fact that nearly 80 per cent of illness-causing germs are spread by one’s hand. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when you wash your hands, you can prevent one in three diarrhoea-related illnesses and one in five respiratory infections such as a cold...
Educational Technology

Educational Technology – A pathway to a sustainable world

‘Quality Education’ has been identified as one of the key developmental issues by the United Nations and thus forms an integral part of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These global goals define the roadmap for a better world by 2030. Given that education is important for the socio-economic development of a country, from the...
Agriculture for Food Security in India

The road to Zero Hunger

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” - Mahatma Gandhi Agriculture continues to be a major pillar of the India economy and over the last decade or so India registered a record-breaking food-grain production. It would, therefore, seem logical that India is...
Work From Home

Significance Of Mental Health Care In New Work And Study Models

By: Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari This pandemic has thrown at us unknown challenges. Have we ever thought that we would be working from the home for straight six months? Or our children will be taking a school online and for a lunch break will be with us? Or we won’t require a meeting room or for...
mental health and NCDs

The Double Burden of Mental Health and NCDs

By Dr. Bharat Pandya, Rotary International Director The global pandemic has toppled the world with a steep rise in deaths due to COVID-19. This new world scenario not only affects the economies but also poses an additional burden on the healthcare infrastructure across countries. While working at a breakneck pace to develop a vaccine for the...
mental health and NCDs

How is India faring in mental health care?

As we celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10th October with the theme “Mental health for all,” let’s take a look at how India is faring as far as mental health care is concerned. Noticed but neglected Over the past few years, with the impact of social media, mental health awareness has reached the common man....
Stem Cell Transplant

How Blood Stem Cell Registry Can Help Save Blood Cancer Patient’s Life

Every year over 1 lakh Indians are diagnosed with blood cancer and about 10,000 children are born with diseases like Thalassemia. For patients diagnosed with blood cancer and other blood related life-threatening disorders, a blood stem cell transplant may be their best or only chance of survival. Blood cells in your body originate in the...
eye care - epidemiology of COVID-19

The Evolving Epidemiology of COVID-19 and its Impact on Eye Care Services

The impact of the COVID 19 pandemic has reverberated across the global, regional and local economies. The eye care ecosystem is no exception to the epidemiology of COVID-19; service delivery, education and research are witnessing major roadblocks. In the absence of a vaccine or a drug that can treat the viral infection as of date,...

Respect: As in sports, so on the corporate track

“You play for respect and pride!” - Rahul Dravid Respect and thoughtfulness are concepts that are slowly diminishing in the present era. In sports also, we often see umpires or referees giving incorrect decisions and a lot of the times, players have perhaps shown disrespect or negativity towards them. This reminds me of a popular and controversial...

Partners in Parenting

Nothing can prepare someone for parenthood. You need to experience it to know it. The unpredictability of a pea-sized human being, coupled with crazy hormones makes a perfect recipe for self-doubt. You suddenly start questioning yourself at every step. Handling budgets that ran into crores, doling out successful campaigns in impossible timelines, negotiating your...

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