By Somali K Chakrabarti “You will be nearer to Heaven through football than through the study of the Gita.“ This is one of the most popular quotes of Swami Vivekananda. A healthy mind resides in healthy body and football or for that matter athletics are good sports to keep oneself fit. Yet, athletics has received very little support… Read More Gail-Indian Speed Star: An initiative to promote athletics
By Somali K Chakrabarti The importance of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in our lives cannot be stressed upon enough. We always try our level best to maintain sanitation and hygiene within our homes to provide our children with a healthy and clean environment. But, the lack of sanitation outside our homes affects us too.
By Somali K Chakrabarti Illiteracy is a major problem that impedes the development of a country. At 287 million, India has the highest population of illiterate adults. According to a report by UNESCO, India is one of the ten countries with more than 10 million illiterate adults. Due to poverty, marginalization, and inadequate facilities many children… Read More Hari’s Boat School in Varanasi
By Somali K Chakrabarti When you are surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible. With a purpose as imperative as cleanliness and sanitation, which affects every single individual in the country in some way or the other and is driven by none other than the PM of… Read More NDTV Cleanathon – Resolve for a Swachch India
By Somali K Chakrabarti Kabbaddi is in vogue now! The rustic Indian game that nobody thought much about has suddenly become fashionable. With the Television channels broadcasting the live game in its slick 45 minute format, men, women and kids alike have taken a liking to the game. Spectators are enthralled by the combination of… Read More Putting Kabaddi Back on Track – an Innovative CSR Intiative
Mandatory spending on Corporate Social Responsibility is the new reality for Corporate India. The enforcement of this provision from April1, 2014, has shifted focus from the debate on whether CSR is a moral imperative or not to how companies can put the mandatory CSR expenditure to effective use. The provision of the Companies Act… Read More Corporate Social Responsibility in India – Transition from Moral Imperative to Mandatory Expenditure
By Somali K Chakrabarti India has, for long, been an emerging economy. While most of the developed economies including the US, consider India as a strong prospect, the large and widening performance-potential gap in India leaves a lot to be desired. A question that frequently pops up in a number of forums is ‘What can… Read More Building a ‘Responsible India’