10 real problems in India startups can aim to solve

India is seeing a growth phase under the leadership of able people. However, there still exist many challenges that need to be addressed. To solve these challenges and problems, the country as a whole must be engaged, and talent must be brought from outside the government domain, especially where domain knowledge or entrepreneurial leadership is required. People who are passionate create great things, and companies … Continue reading 10 real problems in India startups can aim to solve

Child Labour: A Serious Social Issue

Everywhere in India, be it rural or urban area, there are children begging in the streets; even small children are cleaning the coaches of trains and the aisles of buses, asking for coins. I once needed help moving my scooter in the parking lot. It was late night and there weren’t any people inside the parking area. I noticed a small boy (apparently a cleaner) … Continue reading Child Labour: A Serious Social Issue

RECAP: Some Of India’s Greatest Achievements In The Last Decade That Made Us Proud

It’s been 70 years since we got independence. We have gained some things and lost some. Every year we start afresh and promise to bring a change. India as a country has also traveled a long way since its independence. While it made a lot of mistakes, it also got a lot of things right. Lets refresh our memories of some of India’s greatest achievements … Continue reading RECAP: Some Of India’s Greatest Achievements In The Last Decade That Made Us Proud

Food Processing Industry in india: Scope, Schemes & Challenges

In early November 2017, the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) successfully organized the World Food India 2017 in New Delhi. The 3-day long event showcased India’s potential to become the ‘World Food Factory’ to the participating countries and the leading multinational corporations like Pepsi Co, Nestle, Cargill, etc. During the event, business worth USD 11.25 Billion with 50 MoUs has been transacted between … Continue reading Food Processing Industry in india: Scope, Schemes & Challenges

The Reality Of Human Rights

Human beings are rational beings. They by virtue of being humans possess certain basic and inalienable rights which are known as Human Rights. Since these rights are available to them by virtue of being human, as such they come into existence at the time of their birth. The Constitution of India as adopted in 1950 provides certain rights to its citizens known as the Fundamental … Continue reading The Reality Of Human Rights

Report of Refugee Populations in India

Introduction  India is neither party to the 1951 Convention on Refugees nor the 1967 Protocol. The lack of specific refugee legislation in India has led the government to adopt an ad hoc approach to different refugee influxes. The status of refugees in India is governed mainly by political and administrative decisions rather than any codified model of conduct. The ad hoc nature of the Government’s … Continue reading Report of Refugee Populations in India

EFFECTS OF WATER POLLUTION

Today, water pollution has assumed alarming proportions. It has emerged as one of the most serious environmental threats in India. Both domestic and industrial reasons are contributing to this problem. Excessive use of soap, soda, bleaching powder, detergent or acids at home and chemicals in the industries are primarily responsible for water pollution. Urban sewage and industrial waste flows into the water sources without treatment. Despite all … Continue reading EFFECTS OF WATER POLLUTION

The Global Water Crisis: Why Are India’s Taps Running Dry?

Towards the end of May, one of India’s most popular summer retreats nearly ran out of water. Shimla, a historic hill town in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, is the latest addition to a list of Indian towns and cities that are starved for water. Earlier this year Bangalore, home to the country’s information technology sector, made it to a list of world cities most likely … Continue reading The Global Water Crisis: Why Are India’s Taps Running Dry?

EVM challenge: How the world has dealt with electronic voting machines

In February 2004, the Karnataka High Court hailed, in a case involving former Railway Minister CK Jaffer Sharief, the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used by the Election Commission as ‘national pride’. That pride of the largest democracy of the world is today facing the crisis of credibility. Many prominent leaders in the country have raised doubts about the reliability of EVMs. The trend is not new. Even … Continue reading EVM challenge: How the world has dealt with electronic voting machines

Case study – Cauvery River Water Sharing Dispute

The following article is a case study on Cauvery River water sharing dispute between two states of India, namely Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. This blog post is compiled towards the credit requirement for HS4350 – Contemporary Issues and Development course, at IIT Madras. Introduction The sharing of river waters across political boundaries is a matter of conflict in many countries. India faces a large number … Continue reading Case study – Cauvery River Water Sharing Dispute