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7 facts you should know about autism

AUTISM is one of the most common developmental disorders in the world. Also referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it comprises a diverse group of conditions related to the development of the brain. People with ASD often have problems with learning, social communication, and interaction. These problems could also be found in people without ASD, but it is...

10 NGOs making society equitable for women in India

Support women stand up on their own feet. Donate online to an NGO for women in India and help them fight for their rights.

‘Ideas are simple, courageous acts of change’

THE belief that quality education is the antidote to inequality led Sahithya Anumolu to leave her corporate job and step into the public education sector to work towards this. She found her tribe in Eshwar Bandi and Vivek Piddempally when they trained as Teach For India fellows, and together they co-founded Inqui-Lab. The organisation nurtures problem-solving capacity in the...

Padma Awards: 10 winners who made social service their life’s mission

EVERY year, the government of India announces the Padma Awards, the nation's highest civilian honour for distinguished service in public life, social work, music and art, sports and other fields. India's highest civilian awards are the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri. In recent years, the awards have gained more prominence thanks to the concept...

Global water crisis: Too big to ignore

WATER is the source of all life. Whether humans, plants, animals or insects, no living organism can survive without this precious liquid, but the water crisis in the world is real. Water is arguably the most contaminated natural resource, hence the source of most illnesses. As World Water Day is marked worldwide, the statistics on water-borne diseases are stark. According...

10 credible NGOs in Mumbai changing lives of the poor

Donate to an NGO in Mumbai to contribute your bit? These NGOs are doing wonderful work to improve the lives of the people in need.

‘Climate change is the biggest challenge for the Sundarbans’

Ansuman Das of Sabuj Sangha at a school run by the NGO
THE Sundarbans, located at the mouth of the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers between India and Bangladesh, are home to the world’s largest mangrove forests and are considered an ecological wonder. But life on islands dotting the delta is tough, with the residents being at the mercy of natural calamities like cyclones and floods at regular intervals. Sabuj Sangha has been...

10 NGOs tackling mental health issues in India

MENTAL healthcare is the legal right of every Indian under the law. But the state of mental health infrastructure in India is inadequate. According to the 2016 National Mental Health Survey by the National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), India has hardly one psychiatrist per 100,000 people, which is extremely low given that mental illness constitutes nearly...

This Women’s Day help acid attack survivors fight back

ACID attacks on women and girls are among the most heinous crimes. Sometimes, the victims are barely in their teens. Take the case of Anshu Rajput, who was just 15 years old when she was was attacked with acid by a 55-year-old sexual predator. The gruesome assault left the teenager blind in the left eye and scarred for life....

Discrimination fuels poverty & why we must fight it

IT has been established beyond doubt that discrimination against individuals or groups of people based on religion, race, caste and gender results in the impoverishment of those targeted, making it difficult for them to have their basic needs for leading a decent life fulfilled. Though poverty is primarily an economic phenomenon, both discrimination and poverty are linked to injustice...
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