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Poverty And The Apathetic Indian

By SANJANA PEGU | NEWSLAUNDRY —- THE Indian state currently recognises me as an NRI which, as any non mainland Indian will tell you, is slightly bemusing since our relations with India has always been one of estrangement. Personally, my feelings towards the Indian nation state is moody and tenuous, somewhere between like and dislike,…

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Small Talk

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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Happy to Report

Take Pride In Inclusive India

YOU may be aware that June was Pride month. Originating in the US, the month not only stands as a time to promote awareness and acceptance of people who identify as LGBTIQ+, but also commemorates the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, demonstrations in New York City in June 1969 that are considered to be the…

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Small Talk

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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Why Can’t NGOs Be More Business-like?

By INGRID SRINATH —- HOW often have you heard that non profits need to be “more business like”? Or witnessed the awe that greets people who cross over from the private sector to a job in an NGO? Despite the global financial meltdown, relentless reports of corporate malfeasance and catastrophic breakdowns in governance at some…

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Small Wonders

The Drama of Social Change

LIVE theatre has been a form of communication since ancient Greece and was a part of everything from festivals, religious rituals, academia, athletics and poetry to everyday activities, including politics, law, music, weddings and funerals. Over the millennia, theatre developed and focuses shifted, depending on the culture and time. In the last few decades, a reimagining of…

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Boys behind bars-addressing masculinity in India
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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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