Can Animal Products be Sustainable?

Can we consume animal-based products and still be sustainable? What happens when we boycott silk, wool or honey? Namrata has interviewed some small business owners who directly work with grassroots — so we analyse the questions through a rural Indian lens.

The UN’s SDGs and LGBTQIA Inclusion: Are We There Yet?

Pride Month is a time to pinkwash and sell more products in support of the LGBTQIA community. It’s also when we talk about inclusivity, equality and equity as part of sustainable development while discriminating against LGBTQIA members. At least, this is what we’ve been led to believe.
On this day, the first Gay parade happened one year after the Stonewall riots. It serves as a reminder that we would be again witnessing the uprising of various minorities, fighting for their rights, which we’ve so conventionally shut out.
While we are advocating for SDG2030 on fancier and non-controversial topics, we must focus on the goals of gender equality, reduced inequalities, and striving for peace, justice and strong institutions.
It’s time to cater to universally progressive and inclusive ideas if we want the world to grow as ONE.

How Sustainable is Ecotourism in the Indian Himalayas?

If you love mountains, then NOW is the time to take action and save them. The once pristine and delicately balanced – Himalayan Mountain regions face a disturbed ecosystem caused by human-caused hazards.

Get to know how the Himalayan regions are being exploited and what we can do to address these emerging challenges and improve conditions for local communities.

Children in Need

Children are the backbone of tomorrow’s society. Every child has the right to live a fruitful, purposeful life. Yet, millions are denied this right every single day.  This article delves into my experience working with distressed children. And I hope it inspires you to take more concrete action the next time you come across aContinue reading “Children in Need”

Safe Motherhood: A Study on Institutional Deliveries in Tamil Nadu

Is safe motherhood a reality in India? Or are we still struggling to preserve Maternal and Child Health?
Here’s a detailed study into Safe Motherhood in Tamil Nadu, conducted with vigorous research on the topic, in conversation with experts in the field.

Disability Acts in India: the On-ground Reality

While you sip your evening chai contentedly by the window, a Person with Disability (PWD) is hoping for a whiff of happiness in their tiny home.
Even though there are laws protecting the rights of PWDs in India, the situation on the ground is a far cry. From unfair education practices to rising unemployment, the prejudices keep piling up.
Find out what’s happening!

Cultural Preservation or Social Evil?

Ritualistic Sex Slavery – a tradition prohibiting women from having a normal marriage and life. Instead, these women have to indulge in rather bizarre activities.
Is this a preservation of culture? Or simply a social evil?
To find out, read the story of the Bedinis from Madhya Pradesh.

Lives in Flames

The case study discusses the prevailing issues of Sivakasi’s fireworks industry and the different stakeholders who are affected by it. Not much has changed over the decades with regard to the socioeconomic upliftment of those people but the narrative is the same ‘ban fireworks’. Let’s deep dive into the issue before we point our fingers and take a stand blindly without thinking about the consequences.