Small Wonders

Tomorrow Is Too Late

CLIMATE change is a global emergency. Even if you don’t think you feel the effects of this phenomenon, they’re here.  Do you hate how it gets hot earlier and stays hot longer throughout the year? Global warming has led to “prolonged periods of high temperatures”, which lead to wildfires, droughts, and other crises. Exposure to…

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Teaching Children, Cop Uncle Style

ON Teacher’s Day, nostalgia hits us and takes us back to school and college days. In between the laughs and learning, we remember the teachers who have probably played the most influential part in our growing years. Often it’s their voice in our head, telling us right from wrong. Today, we celebrate them, their effort…

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Small Talk With Dhirendra Pratap Singh

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 Dhirendra…

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Change Your Mind

How To Make Employee Volunteering Work

By GAYATRI DIVECHA —- MOST companies, and especially those with significant CSR budgets, have dedicated time and resources to running employee volunteering programmes. Yet, we’ve all heard of the school that got painted multiple times over, or the clean-up drive that resulted in a pristine beach for 48 hours, only to attract another group of well-meaning…

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Five Women Who Upheld Freedom

AS Rakshabandhan coincides with Independence Day this year, today’s post is dedicated to the women whose actions contributed to India’s freedom. Here are inspirational quotes from five of them – to remember their lives and achievements and celebrate what they fought for. 1. Sarojini Naidu A.k.a the ‘Nightingale of India’, Sarojini Naidu was a celebrated poet. She took…

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New Schools Of Thought On Climate Crisis

CLIMATE change became a talking point nearly 30 years ago. So why are we still arguing whether it’s real or not? The evidence is pretty irrefutable, see NASA’s temperature graph below. Yet, people still seem to think this is a political talking point that they can choose not to acknowledge as an emergency, calling it one…

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Small Talk With Shyamalee Roy

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 Shyamalee…

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Small Wonders

Have The Time Of Your Life And Give Back

PEOPLE take up all kinds of crazy challenges to raise funds for charity. Climbing the Great Wall of China, running marathons, jumping out of aeroplanes – or even travelling from Alaska to India to drive an auto-rickshaw 3,000km from Kochi to Jaisalmer! This is what is universally known as a “charity challenge”. The point of…

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