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Working Conditions for Women in India - Worst in Delhi and Best in Sikkim

Sikkim has become the best destination for working women in India as per a report, which has also stated that Delhi has the worst conditions for the same group of individuals. This is an unfortunate finding, considering the latter’s status as the national capital, which is supposed to be the premier destination for each and every aspect of life. The report has been compiled by one of the leading thinktanks from the US – Center [...]

International Literacy Day 2016

International Literacy Day 2016 September 8, 2016, marks the 50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day that began with the Tehran Conference in 1965. Since then, UNESCO has been celebrating the day with its motto “Reading the past, writing the future”. UNESCO plans to celebrate International Literacy Day over two days at its headquarters in Paris by organizing a conference to recognize and give away prizes for contribution to the cause of literacy attainment. This year’s [...]

Indian Startup Ecosystem Biased Against Women

Women Entrepreneurs in India India is a country infamous for low levels of participation by women in the workforce. According to a 2013 report, only 32 percent of Indian women have a job outside home. The startup environment is not conducive to women either. According to a recent report by YourStory, of the 670 startups funded hitherto this year, only 3 percent were launched by women. Compare this with the 83 percent enterprises started by [...]

Water Pollution in Iindia Causes Effects and Solutions

Water pollution is one of the biggest issues facing India right now. As may be evident, untreated sewage is the biggest source of such form of pollution in India. There are other sources of pollution such as runoff from the agricultural sector as well as unregulated units that belong to the small-scale industry. The situation is so serious that perhaps there is no water body in India that is not polluted to some extent or [...]

Rural Life vs Urban Life

In India, a region is considered to be a village or a rural area when the population density per square kilometre is 400, it has clear demarcated boundaries without a municipal board, and 75% of the working population is engaged in agriculture, or any of the cottage industries, fishing or pottery for a livelihood. In India approximately 72% of the population lives in the rural area, in approximately 50,000 villages. Urban area in India, constituting cities [...]

2nd International Yoga Day

The 2nd International Yoga Day was observed worldwide on 21 June 2016. It all started when on 14 December 2014, 177 members of the  United Nations, co-sponsored India’s initiative to recognise and commemorate 21 June as International Yoga Day and adopted the resolution for the same at the UN General Assembly. International Yoga Day was first celebrated as a global event on 21 June last year. India took the lead in organizing yoga demonstrations, lectures, workshops [...]

DoGoodNow Working Towards Drought Relief

Drought in India is a stark reality. Three successive years of deficient monsoon have sealed the fate for thousands of farmers. About 10 states, mostly in North and Western India, are reeling under drought. About 33 crore people in 300 districts are facing shortage of drinking water. Cattle have little access to water and fodder. In the first three months of 2016, at least 116 farmers have committed suicide. While the Parliament debates over the [...]

Pros and Cons of Liquor Ban in Bihar

  I am against any form of ban for the simple reason that it causes collateral damage. It either stifles someone’s freedom or imposes a totalitarian ideology that leaves the affected people with no plank to stand on and defend. I had objected to beef ban and now, I present my reservations against blanket ban on liquor. You may judge me for this and question my morality, but that won’t change the truth that Bihar [...]

Top 10 Destinations To Celebrate Holi In India

“Holi kab hai…kab hai holi?” calm down, Gabbar. It’s around the March full moon every year. The most rollicking and uproarious of all the Indian festivals, Holi is a special time to forget all the gile-shikawes and splash your relatives, neighbours, humjolis and chunarwali balams (loved ones) with water guns and colours only – not anything you can get your hands on – and yell “Bura Na Mano…” From Braj to Bengal and Delhi to [...]

India's-first-organic-state

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently declared Sikkim as India’s first organic state. While handing over the organic certificate to Chief Minister Pawan Chamling in Gangtok, Narendra Modi said that Sikkim would soon lead the path to organic farming in different states of the country. Sikkim has set an example for other states to follow suit. This is an indication for others to realise that nature needs care and protection. The landlocked state in the [...]