We need to recognize transgender people’s rights, integrate them into our society

Meera Sanghamitra, Rachana Mudraboyina By Rituj Jain* "Although the UoI vs. NALSA judgement of 2014 did create a historical landmark, we still have long ways to go before we achieve true equality." Transgender people have always been discriminated against. Not only that, historically, they have been deprived of fundamental rights too, which as per the … Continue reading We need to recognize transgender people’s rights, integrate them into our society

Bringing about social and economic welfare in remote villages of Mulshi

By Tejonidhi Aphale* Shri. Anil Vyas was a lecturer at college during 1990-91 and witnessed a massive influx of people coming to the cities for education. Bhadas, Gawdewadi, Shileshwar,Asde, Khubawali are 5 villages located on the bank of river Mula in Pune. They were isolated from rest of tehsil due to dead end of the … Continue reading Bringing about social and economic welfare in remote villages of Mulshi

Why Waste app: Empowering youth to take first step towards being responsible consumers of water

The image shows snapshots of the 'Why Waste?' app; Home screen with fun challenges (Left), Personal Water Dashboard (Middle) and 'Why Waste?' Blog (Right) By Kanchan Khetan* This article covers an exclusive discussion with Ms Garvita Gulhati, Forbes 30 under 30, on being "India's Water Girl", starting 'Why Waste?' and the power of youth for … Continue reading Why Waste app: Empowering youth to take first step towards being responsible consumers of water

Championing the cause of menstrual hygiene in rural Madhya Pradesh

By Asees Kaur* 'Menstruation is the only blood that is not born from violence, yet it's the one that disgusts you the most.' - Maia Schwartz Menstruation has been a taboo topic from time eternal especially in India. The archaic view that this natural cycle is a 'curse,' 'impure,' and 'dirty' is still widely prevalent in … Continue reading Championing the cause of menstrual hygiene in rural Madhya Pradesh

Maintaining a personal and philanthropic life balance

By Devrathi Singh* As students and future leaders of the world, some of us always wonder how to give something back to society and impact lives and fulfill our personal responsibilities. The life story of Gurumoorthy Mathrubootham, sets a clear example for us. Born in a middle-class family in Tamil Nadu, Gurumoorthy Mathrubootham, also referred … Continue reading Maintaining a personal and philanthropic life balance

Requirement of better prison facilities for undertrial prisoners

By Shubham Pandey* The utilization rate of Indian prisons stands at a whopping 170%, with a few states having more than twice the number of prisoners deemed appropriate for their prison facilities. The overcrowding of prisons can be attributed not just to the lack of prisons but also to the inefficiency of the trial process, … Continue reading Requirement of better prison facilities for undertrial prisoners