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10 reasons to conserve forests, the lungs of the world

The coronavirus pandemic should have taught us a lesson on the ill effects of encroaching upon the natural worldTHE world loses 10 million hectares of forest (about the size of Iceland) each year. This accounts for up to 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions - a major factor in climate change. To try and repair this broken relationship between...

Noble initiative to rehabilitate widows of our brave soldiers

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VeerNaari Shakti Resettlement Foundation addresses both their emotional and financial traumaWHEN CRPF Constable Shyam Babu was leaving his home in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat district after a brief visit to join duty, little did the family know that that was the last time they would ever see him. Shortly after, the news of the 30-year-old soldier’s death in the...

Myopic philanthropy needs new glasses

How do we change the inherent thinking about the right to equal resources among India's growing population of wealthy professionals?THE affluent professional in India has a problematic relationship with philanthropy. The notion of sharing their own, burgeoning wealth – which they consider their natural due in recompense for their work – is not informed with any idea of equality...

India’s largest hospital for dogs could be a reality through VOSD

Join Voice Of Stray Dogs’ mission to give sick and injured street dogs medical care and loveANYONE with a dog will affirm that every time they get home, the most thrilled to see them is their pooch. Dogs are truly a human’s best friend, acting as natural alarm systems, trackers, guides, guards, therapists and companions. In recognition of this...

“I feel responsible for 2 crore high school students”

Says Meenakshi Gairola, founder of United Efforts"WHAT will I be when I grow up?"​ is a common question in the mind of most schoolchildren. In the minds of aspiring adolescents in government schools across India it is an even more burning question - and one that United Efforts is trying to answer by providing exposure and guidance to high...

Top 10 NGOs to support this Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day is a reminder that half of us still are still discriminated against because of our gender

Top 5 NGOs upholding theme of World Wildlife Day 2021

The pandemic has highlighted the urgency with which we must preserve natural habitats and ecosystemsTHE world as we know it came to a screeching halt a year ago. Reeling under the effects of the pandemic, the clarion call to governments and businesses was to stop human encroachment into the wilderness, including strictly regulating the wildlife trade. So fittingly, this...

Development Management is the new black

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A look at what leadership means in the social sector - and why it is different from business managementIT is often easier to say no rather than yes, to articulate what one doesn't want in life rather than what our actual desires and dreams are: I don't want to become an engineer, I don't want to marry someone, I...

On World NGO Day: 5 key roles NGOs play

NGOs fight for children's rights
A quick glance at the invaluable contribution of nonprofits in bringing about social change in IndiaFEBRUARY 27 is globally acknowledged as World NGO Day to celebrate the relentless efforts of nonprofits around the world and the people behind them. India has over 3 million NGOs that work across a range of fields and play important roles of implementer, catalyst...

Doctors For Beggars treat health & wealth problems

An inspiring initiative by a couple who aspire to help beggars become entrepreneursWE often find ourselves in a fix when it comes to giving money to beggars. There is no certainty whether the money we hand out will actually help them or end up supporting a criminal syndicate. At best it seems like a band-aid solution to a deeper...
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