To Mask or Not to Mask: A Behavioral Economics Perspective

As confusions, protests and uprisings soar on “to mask or not to mask”, we set out on an opinion survey asking people around us to share their experiences of adapting to the staple protection accessory of these unprecedented times and to figure out the real cost of ditching it. “I recently had my braces removed and can’t even flaunt my new [...]
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‘Assam Needs Support’: An Effort to Rejuvenate Yourself While Rebuilding Assam

We seek to draw your attention to Assam and support it. It’s Urgent. The floods have so far claimed more than 100 lives and displaced nearly 50 lakh people in 26 districts of the state. Nearly 90 percent of the Kaziranga National Park is submerged in deep waters. People have lost everything. Having worked in the lush green tea gardens of Assam [...]
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What’s The Fuss?!- An Online Drama (Improv) Workshop for 18-21 year olds

About the Workshop: During this workshop, a comedy theatrical technique called “Improv” will be used to gather performance and learn skills for developing and maintaining healthy relationships. This workshop is tailor-made for 18-21 year olds who want to learn negotiation, communication, decision-making and confidence skills to [...]
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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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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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SEX Education: The ABCD.. We Need More Ways To Learn.

The belief that sex education goes against Indian culture is not new. Despite all the movements society has made towards acceptance and open-mindedness, sex education remains a matter to be discussed behind closed doors; matters around intimacy, relationships and an individual’s sexual identity, all being collectively tagged as [...]
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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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Intersections of Human Centered Design and Voices for Change

Lessons of The Change Designers from Action Oriented Change Making Our honest exploration in pursuit of changing the world inside-out and upside-down through experiential processes is strengthened by the understanding that people are people with feelings and hidden local wisdom is the centerstone in trying to bring about any change. Over time, [...]
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‘The Road Less Travelled By’- Insights of a Positive Deviance Facilitator

It was a balmy Sunday afternoon and I was flipping pages of an old book. I found a tattered white paper withered amidst the pages of the book. It had some scribbles and doodles dating back to my primary school days that were some 12 years ago. The timeworn memoir jogged through my memory lane to remind me of the poem I had studied long back [...]
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