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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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Prometheus Unbound: Fire And Optimism In India

By CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA —- EVEN in the United States, a country that’s no stranger to monumental acts of philanthropy, Azim Premji’s generous gift for primary education in India created a ripple, generating headlines such as “India’s Bill Gates donates $2 billion” and “India’s Warren Buffett…” Although the money went into a trust to fund education…

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Small Wonders

A Fresh Look At What We Eat

IT was the autumn of 2004 when Canadian environmentalists Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon discovered a diet that would start a mini revolution in the way we think about the food we consume. The young couple were visiting their cabin in the wilderness of northern British Columbia when they realised they had nothing to put on…

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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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The Princess Of Charity

MEGHAN MARKLE, actress, philanthropist, activist, humanitarian, World Vision ambassador, UN Women’s advocate for political participation and leadership, now has another title: princess. Meghan married Prince Harry of Wales last Saturday, a royal event that had all of the world chattering. An American, an actress, in the British royal family? But Meghan is much more than just a…

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Small Talk

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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Cops Are Tops On Social Media

POLICE have always been associated with a certain seriousness and their constant alerts about safety, traffic rules and drunken driving in the newspapers and billboards sound like the warnings on cigarette packs about smoking being injurious to health which we ignore, of course. But we are happy to report that, of late, the Indian police have figured the perfect way…

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Poet Put His Stamp On The Subcontinent

THE humanist spirit of Kazi Nazrul Islam, known as the “rebel” poet is alive and strong. Despite religious strife still common in our news, Nazrul remains a popular literary figure in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Revered for his words and fight for social justice, this is how these three countries, divided so many years ago…

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