Small Talk

Small Talk with Neichute Doulo

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 NEICHUTE…

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Small Talk With Ashif Shaikh

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 Ashif…

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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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Small Wonders

Indians abroad look to home to give back

INDIA has the largest diaspora population in the world with 17million Indians living abroad as expats in 2017 –  but most maintain a deep connection to their home country. Non-resident Indians (NRIs) take pride in India’s extraordinary economic growth since 1990. However, they can’t ignore the fact that in the United Nations’ most recent Human Development Index, India ranked 131 out…

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Small Talk With Udai Malhotra

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 Udai…

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Small Talk With Aditi Kaur

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 Aditi…

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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 Wonders

Four women who changed their world

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day has been observed for over 100 years around the world. Since the last one a year ago, there have been a lot of key achievements and breakthroughs in the overall women’s movement. They include: Changes to an archaic rape law in Lebanon that no longer exempts a rapist from punishment if he marries…

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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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