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

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

Skill Development in India: Challenges and Opportunities

Introduction The Indian economy grew at an advanced rate of 7.6 per- cent year in the quarter January – March 2016, thereby making it a fastest economy to grow. India’s demographic profile is helping the country to aim for an accelerated economic growth. India is expecting a huge growth in the labour market by having 64.8 percent of the population as the working population. It … Continue reading Skill Development in India: Challenges and Opportunities

CURRENT STATUS OF MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS OF INDIA

INTRODUCTION At the face of it, India is a booming economy and one of the fastest growing in the world. Yet, over one third of income is spent towards food and related consumption and hence, social security support for health, education, housing etc. becomes critical. However, over half a century post-independence, there is little change which has occurred in context to changing the social security … Continue reading CURRENT STATUS OF MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS OF INDIA