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‘Listen to rural communities to understand their needs’

This is the lesson Zarina Screwvala learned after she co-founded Swades FoundationSWADES Foundation believes that India will never achieve its true growth story until its rural communities - about 70% of the country’s population - are empowered. With an aim to provide holistic social reforms, Swades has empowered millions by giving them access to healthcare, education, implementing water and...

5 top NGOs fighting for Social Justice in India

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Every nonprofit in India is trying to gain equal opportunities for its beneficiariesSOCIAL justice is what every nonprofit believes in - that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. Often the inequality is about access and discrimination against groups and NGOs the world over fight to attain these for their beneficiaries.Like the story of the manual...

10 Random Acts of Kindness you could do today

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Being mindful of others and kind in action is fundamental to changing the worldTHERE is no better way to connect with the world than doing small acts of kindness. You never know how the act can have a snowball effect, encouraging everyone to do the same, translating to a better world for all.Today, February 17 is observed as...

The mountains are suffering – are you listening?

We can all do our bit to protect our natural resources and prevent disasters like ChamoliTHE quiet of a Sunday morning was shattered by the news of the glacial avalanche that had wiped out a hydroelectric project and bridges that connected mountain villages. Videos of the ferocity of the water and ice made it easy to imagine the destruction...

Giving back & charitable donations to celebrate weddings

Giving back & charitable donations to celebrate weddings
Encouraging guests to make charitable donations instead of giving gifts is a great way mark a special occasion

Some good habits the pandemic has taught us

For most, life changed forever when coronavirus struck. Here’s looking at the bright sideTHE experience of 2020 was hard but it also held many lessons. The profound words of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche ring true: “What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.” The COVID-19 pandemic was probably one of the most challenging events in our lifetime and it...

‘We need to build a society where girls are as wanted as boys’

Aarti for Girls was founded on this principle; a chat with founder Sandhya PuchalapalliIN 1977, Sandhya Puchalapalli, an English teacher in her early twenties, moved to Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, with her husband and two young girls. Working as a government high school teacher, Sandhya became painfully aware of the discrepancies between male and female children in the Kadapa district....

You and Snehalaya gave abandoned infants loving homes!

A telling tale of the power of crowdfunding and donations to change livesASHOK, abandoned as a baby, was in the loving care of our partner NGO Snehalaya’s rehabilitation center, where his cheeky smile and mischievous sense of humor struck a chord with everyone. Yet he was unable to find parents in India to adopt him due to his HIV...

What the new CSR regime means

Companies have a short window of time to meet new compliances. Here is a guideSINCE India became the first country to mandate Corporate Social Responsibility in 2014, it has followed a “comply or explain'' approach. No longer. With the 2019 and 2020 amendments to Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, the CSR regime has changed to a “comply...

This World Cancer Day, top 5 NGOs providing care

Together we will triumph and look forward to a future without cancerOBSERVING World Cancer Day reminds us that the Emperor of Maladies, as the disease is dubbed, continues to plague us almost 250 years since it was first discovered. This is despite being the top funded disease in terms of research. It is the second leading cause of death...
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