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Anish Sengupta Manager Programmes
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Corporate Social Responsibility: Investing for “Social Good”

The concept of ‘responsible business’ has its roots in ancient history. About 5,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, King Hammurabi decided to hold builders, innkeepers or farmers responsible if their negligence caused major inconvenience to local citizens. For centuries, many socially conscientious businesses have contributed to social good for philanthropic ventures. The need for businesses to be socially responsible saw a spike with the i…

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Posted on : July 16, 2020
vanya sinha Lead Programmes
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Nurturing the Elderly in the times of COVID

Research organizations, medical professionals, national governments, WHO and other UN bodies, corporations and philanthropic organizations are all still trying to understand the corona virus outbreak, which WHO has called as a global pandemic. However, epidemiologists are certain about one thing – the pandemic has just begun and we all have a long way to go before it is contained. Amidst all this chaos and noise, some voices are lost …

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Posted on : July 2, 2020
Sujit Sahu Manager – Programs
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Rural MP and Chhattisgarh learn to combat Covid-19 and lockdown

The country has faced an unprecedented disaster in form of Covid -19 and the subsequent lockdown. As a result of this lockdown, public transport — railways, buses, taxis etc.— have come to a halt. The citizens are expected to come out of their houses only for essential requirements. However, the lockdown has had a ripple effect on several marginalised groups. The lockdown has triggered a reverse migration. Migrant workers from urban…

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Posted on : May 27, 2020
rani vibhushita Associate Manager - Communication
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Corona Warriors Need our Respect and Support

Healthcare workers conduct check ups for migrant workers who returned to their village in Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh India is at a critical stage in its fight against Covid-19. The coronavirus pandemic has claimed thousands of lives, shaken the governments and thrashed markets. It has, however, failed to crush indomitable sprits of the corona warriors – frontline worker’s;&nbs…

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Posted on : May 7, 2020
Ashish Dhar Raina Manager Programmes
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Delhi Slum Dwellers See a Ray of Hope Amidst Covid-19 Crisis

India is one of the most densely populated countries of the world. On an average 464 people live in an area of one square kilometer. And the urban slums in India are the most crowded and densely populated areas of the country. Sample this: the population density of Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum is 276,136/ sq km. At a time of a pandemic like the Covid-19, these areas are prone to become hotspots.   In other parts of the country, the J…

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Posted on : April 21, 2020
rani vibhushita Associate Manager - Communication
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Can the Marginalised Communities Mitigate Covid-19?

As the coronavirus continues to spread and confine people to their homes, many are filling pages with their experiences of living through a pandemic. But how would a person sharing a tiny shanty with 10 people in a slum talk about self-quarantine? How can one explain hand hygiene and social distancing to a manual scavenger? How do you tell an Adivasi, who struggles for one meal a day, to prioritise soap and hand sanitizers? How do you educate a t…

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Posted on : April 6, 2020
rani vibhushita Associate Manager - Communication
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Washing your hands: First line of defense in battling COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and the virus has now spread to many countries and territories. While a lot is still unknown about the virus that causes COVID-19, we do know that it is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person (generated through coughing and sneezing) Individuals can also be infected from touching s…

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Posted on : April 1, 2020
Gurpreet Bhatia LEAD – Marketing & Communications
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WHY YOU SHOULD CARE TO GIVE DURING COVID-19 CRISIS?

Declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has put India’s health machinery under enormous stress over the past two months. Lakhs of doctors, nurses, hospital staff, officials of Central and State health departments are working tirelessly to respond to the pandemic. At the same time, NGOs are reaching out to millions of vulnerable communities, busting myths and raising awareness about the im…

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Posted on : March 23, 2020

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