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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