Why Indian Matchmaking “SPARKS” a need for Social and Behavior Change Communication

The hottest new topic on social media is Sima Aunty and her matchmaking skills. For the uninitiated, Netflix’s latest hit ‘Indian Matchmaking’, follows matchmaker Sima Taparia (“from Mumbai”), on her mission to find suitable partners for her mostly elite clientele from the US and India. Netizens flooded the internet with memes and opinion [...]
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Making Amends With The Environment: Why does the EIA draft 2020 threaten sustainability?

The Environment ministry released the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)  draft in March 2020, limiting public participation in environmental clearances and bolstering the government’s discretionary power. We take a look at the changes proposed and why these amendments need emends.  Just this May, India witnessed two major industrial oil and [...]
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In Need of More Humans on Road: The Good Samaritan Law

What happens when you see someone injured on the road? See an accident that has happened with someone who you don’t know? Our flight response is simple- “Why should I get involved?”, “I’ll get late”, “I don’t want to be bothered by the police.” The depersonalization of the matters, even when they involve life and death are real. This usually [...]
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Air Needs Care: AWARE and BEWARE

 Today, 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air resulting in the death of 7 million people every year. This invisible killer is silently becoming one of the leading causes of high mortality rate and is lurking all around us, preying on both the young and the old. 24% of all stroke deaths, 29% of deaths from lung cancer, 29% of deaths [...]
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Does One Size Fit ALL?- The Education System of India

It may come as a shock to many that the current education system in India has been around for over two centuries. That’s right, the system that the British developed to nurture anglicized Indians to serve as cultural intermediaries between the British masters and their Indian slaves is what is being used to prepare our youth for the modern [...]
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Swimming Against The Currents? – The Present Shocks of “Water”

With 50% of its 1.4 billion residents belonging to the poor section of society, resource management and allocation is undoubtedly a monumental task for the Indian government. It comes as no surprise, then, that access to even the most basic resources varies greatly between the different ends of the income ladder. The water crisis in Chennai is [...]
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