Diwali with a Difference

On the 10th of October, India’s apex court banned the sale of firecrackers in the Delhi NCR during the Diwali season, owing to the region’s high pollution levels and dangerous layers of smog that spread through the city and remain in the air for a long time. According to an article in the Indian Express, … Continue reading Diwali with a Difference

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Winning the War on Plastics

  In our last blog, we spoke about the war on plastics. The pollution caused by plastics and microbeads is dangerous and can wreak unprecedented havoc on the planet. Plastic is a substance the Earth cannot digest. While the condition is grim, unique and simple stories and solutions for change from around the world are … Continue reading Winning the War on Plastics

Desh Apnayen Special Blog: Celebrating Gandhiji

Today is the second of October, a day that brings a sense of peace and solemnity in the country. Our beloved Bapu's birthday. We all have our special, silent ways of honouring him, his thoughts, his spirit and his ideal. In this blog, we highlight a collection of writings and unseen movies on different facets … Continue reading Desh Apnayen Special Blog: Celebrating Gandhiji

The War on Plastic

  Plastic. A word today that is synonymous with portability and convenience. A word that is also synonymous with waste, excess and pollution. Let’s face it. Plastic is everywhere these days. While these products seem like a cheap, option to use, they are wreaking havoc on the planet in a number of ways. In fact, … Continue reading The War on Plastic

Right to Privacy

Human Rights are what makes the world go around. They protect our dignity, our humanity and serve as a refuge for advanced and troubled societies alike. Human Rights are interrelated, indivisible and interdependent. According to the United Nations Human Rights Office, "It is the duty of each country to promote and protect all human rights … Continue reading Right to Privacy

India at 70, reminiscing and looking towards unity

In our 70 years of independence, India has several achievements to its credit. We built a modern economy, remained a democracy and lifted millions out of poverty. Our transport systems, especially the railways, are a miracle in themselves. Can you imagine all that it would take to run a system that links 8500 railway stations in … Continue reading India at 70, reminiscing and looking towards unity

Platforms for Civic Participation in India

India is the youngest major nation in the world. Around 40% of India’s population is below 20 years of age. Ensuring a bright future for the next generation is largely the responsibility of the previous generation- that is our generation. While the various governments in power since independence have tried to do that their success … Continue reading Platforms for Civic Participation in India