NGO

WHO alarmed over disruption of children’s routine vaccination

WHO alarmed over disruption of children’s routine vaccination

July 17, 2021

Shunu Sarkar, a resident of New Ashok Nagar in east Delhi, says she has had enough of government’s obsession with Covid-19, while not taking preventive measures against other diseases, especially those impacting children. “I have been checked for about four times in three wee...

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Rising unemployment in India’s education sector during Covid-19 pandemic

Rising unemployment in India’s education sector during Covid-19 pandemic

May 30, 2021

Ever since the pandemic hit the globe and forced closure of schools, several studies have revealed the negative effects of school closures on students. But, here in India, the burden and pressure of school closures and online classes has also been has felt by the teachers, who ar...

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Delhi Comic Arts Festival: an out of the box artistic platform!

Delhi Comic Arts Festival: an out of the box artistic platform!

December 18, 2017

From December 4 to 6, the first edition of Delhi Comic Arts Festival (DeCAF) brought together artists, professionals and enthusiasts from around the world, for an eclectic range of exhibitions, presentations, performances and panel discussions on various subjects, to showcase art...

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GivePhotos: Adding smiles and memories for the marginal

GivePhotos: Adding smiles and memories for the marginal

June 2, 2017

Let’s give away photographs to people who would never have their smiles documented as memories, thought a USA-based Indian, Bipasha Shom. A unique project, GivePhotos has already given more than thousand a reason to cherish their smile.

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Human Rights Watch World Report 2017 finds India reeling

Human Rights Watch World Report 2017 finds India reeling

May 24, 2017

The Human Rights Watch World Report 2017 finds India to be a nation violating human rights in more than ten issues including women's rights, freedom of speech, gender identity and treatment of minorities, to name a few.

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Garv Sanskar to help couples get perfect babies in India

Garv Sanskar to help couples get perfect babies in India

May 11, 2017

Are we really approaching a time when Ayurveda would defeat science in a race to customise and conceive a perfect baby? India’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing voluntary organisation, claims to have a solution for a fair, healthy and intellectual baby.

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India declines to vote in the UN Nuclear Weapon Ban conference

India declines to vote in the UN Nuclear Weapon Ban conference

March 28, 2017

India once again refuses to vote at the United Nations talks on banning of nuclear weapons as major global powers such as France, Great Britain, Russia and the United States votes no.

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NGO series: Aasra – Suicide prevention

NGO series: Aasra – Suicide prevention

February 7, 2017

As close to 800,000 people in the world resort to suicide every year, there is an apparent need for psychological and social support. And, at the time when people want to stay at a safe distance from suicidal people, Aasra is just a phone call away!

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In an era of economic growth, women remain worse off

In an era of economic growth, women remain worse off

January 20, 2017

According to a recent report named ‘An economy for the 99 percent’ by Oxfam, an international confederation of charitable organisations focused on the alleviation of global poverty, the gap between rich and poor is far greater than had been feared. The report shows how our br...

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NGO Series: Durbar – Empowerment of Sex Workers

NGO Series: Durbar – Empowerment of Sex Workers

January 4, 2017

Durbar, a large collective of sex workers in West Bengal, is working to ensure the rights of this largely marginalised section of society.

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NGO Series: The Rising People Welfare Society

NGO Series: The Rising People Welfare Society

January 3, 2017

In an effort to contribute to the society, a movement by young people taking ownership of the institutionalised children in the community led to the formation of ‘The Rising People Welfare Society’, an NGO in New Delhi that helps provide education and healthcare to Delhi's ma...

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Stories of mixed identity and search for roots

Stories of mixed identity and search for roots

December 30, 2016

The new generation Indian diaspora is a mixed clan. While some are well-versed with Indian traditions and cultures, the others have never even visited India. Some are proud of their mixed identity,while it is awkward for others. However, the Indian government is leaving no stone ...

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