Happy to Report

India’s Growing Sustainable Food Movement

SUSTAINABILITY. It’s a popular catchphrase these days in the development sector that now includes food and agriculture. But what does it really mean? According to the American Public Health Association, a sustainable food system is one that “provides healthy food to meet current food needs while maintaining healthy ecosystems that can also provide food for…

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World of Giving

Why You Should Make Giving a Habit

Think about some of your greatest accomplishments. Getting your dream job. Feeling healthy and fit after a period of committed workouts. Being able to afford that trip you have always wanted to take. What’s something they all have in common? They take time to accomplish. And usually involve a great deal of effort. That’s the…

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Happy to Report

Ending Food Wastage Is Bourdain’s Legacy

AMERICAN celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain tragically passed away earlier this month. His legacy is not just his culinary achievements, published works, or TV food and travel documentaries, but also his outspoken advocacy against food wastage. According to the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization, “1/3 of the food produced for human consumption every year –…

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Boys behind bars-addressing masculinity in India
Change Your Mind

Addressing Masculinity In India

By RENUKA MOTIHAR —- IN the early years of my career, I worked at CEDPA (now Centre for Catalyzing Change), a pioneer in working with adolescent girls in India. As we interacted and engaged with young women, there were demands from them: “You have changed my life. Now please change the thinking of my future…

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Small Talk

Small Talk with Tejshvi Jain

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four questions, not necessarily about their work, but about themselves. This week we catch up with Tejshvi…

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Small Wonders

5 Ads That Broke Gender Cliches In 2017

DO you recall those ads where a woman is seen either in the kitchen or doing the laundry? Of course, you do! Ad campaigns for products that have anything to do with household chores inevitably feature, er, women. Be it a dish wash soap or a fairness cream, stereotypical characters are all too familiar – the ads mirror the society we…

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Small Talk

Small Talk With Poonam Bir Kasturi

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four questions, not necessarily about their work, but about themselves. This week we catch up with Poonam…

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Change Your Mind

A Realisation Of My Privilege

By WYONNA D’SOUZA —- WHEN I was in class 2, I remember breaking the shower while trying to fix it in my direction. So, I immediately placed it in the shower holder and pretended as if nothing had happened. Mom thought it was the domestic worker (Suman) at fault there, and I let her take…

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Small Talk

Small Talk With Kiran Modi

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer our four quirky questions. This week we catch up with KIRAN MODI, the managing trustee of Udayan…

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