Keyword : Civil Society

BRICS by people’s BRICS: A message for Modi et al

Ahead of the BRICS Summit, underway in Goa from Saturday, a clutch of civil society movements f

Speak up people, if you want to be heard

Bengaluru’s overly ambitious steel flyover project, which would have led to 800 trees being sliced and diced, has been dropped. Karnataka minister KJ George said the decision was taken as t

Operationalise laws that end corruption, demands civil society

 A march will be held against corruption in Delhi on Thursday, with activists demanding, among others, operationalisation of Lokpal law as well as Whistleblowers Protection law. The

Activists demand strong anti-corruption institutions

  Civil society organisations organised Ghotala Rath Yatra in Delhi to protest against Modi government’s alleged attempt to deliberately weaken anti-corruption institutions

ADB’s 50th anniversary, civil society’s 100 protests

A section of people’s movements and other civil society organisations across India are holding more than 100 protest actions between May 1 and May 7 to mark the 50th anniversary of the establ

Governance, development no longer govt’s agenda: Civil society

The civil society has strongly criticized the Narendra Modi government that completes three years in office.

Corruption perception: What India needs to do

India is faring worse and worse on Transparency International’s ‘Corruption Perception Index’: the latest for 2017 shows India ranking a poor 81 (placed between Ghana and Morocco)

Civil society pays tribute to veteran journalist Neelabh Mishra

Civil society has paid rich tributes to Neelabh Mishra, veteran journalist and human rights activist, who died in Chennai Saturday after a prolonged battle with liver failure. The Na

Activists question displacement and dispossession of marginalised communities

Questioning the development model pushed ahead for profit oriented growth, social and political activists, academicians, financial analysts and civil society organisations are holding a three day c

India’s CSR funding set to reach Rs 20,000 crore

The corporate social responsibility funding in India is poised to grow to Rs 20,000 crore over the next three years. That is the estimate made by a new report that also says CSR funding has been gr

Digital threat to democracy: activists call for more vigilance

The general elections 2019 are taking place at a time when democracies around the world are facing an increased threat of distortions from a variety of digital platforms. A group of activists and

For transparency in selection of information commissioners

There is considerable discontent amongst RTI users against the information commissions and commissioners for not delivering the fruits of the RTI Act. We have a law which directly empowers individu

‘Desh Apnayen’ is a movement to partner with your country: Vallabh Bhansali

Investment banker, venture capitalist and stock-market expert Vallabh Bhansali is the co-founder and chairman of Enam Group, a pioneering equity research company in the country. He is a promote

Making sense of the nation

Reading India: Selections from The Economic Weekly, Volumes 1/2/3 Edited by Pranab Bardhan, Sudipto Mundle, Rohini Somanathan (Vol 1), Gurpreet Mahajan, Surinder S. Jod

Corona warriors to “flush the virus” in Mumbai

Even as humanitarian support is pouring in to help distressed migrants amid Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, civil society organizations and NGOs are working for sanitation of community toilets

Project Mumbai, with ‘Will do anything for my city’ spirit, wins UN SDG award

Project Mumbai, a volunteer-led non-profit, has been selected by the UN SDG Action Campaign as one of the global recipients for the Solidarity Award, a special call from the annual

This Mumbai NGO empowers children with skills

When Dharmendra Pandey, a fruit-seller had to leave Mumbai after the imposition of the lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, and return to his village in Uttar Pradesh, he was staring at economic

4 info panels headless as RTI completes 15 years

When it was launched on October 12, 2005, the Right to Information Act ushered in a revolution, empowering common citizens to ask questions on a range of government activities and seek accountabili

We must fight for Right to Information

Fifteen years back, the Right To Information (RTI) Act became operational on October 12, 2005. It was the auspicious day of Vijayadashmi. It appeared to herald a new evolution in Indian democracy.

India’s biggest walkathon-for-a-cause keeps its date – online this time

Oxfam Trailwalker, arguably India`s biggest walkathon-for-a-cause challenge, has gone virtual this year, with participants completing the 100 km walk within or around the confines of their home

How Fahmidaben found her voice – and helped her neighbours

Fahmidaben’s father was a labourer and mother a maid. She had three sisters and one brother. When the gas tragedy struck Bhopal in 1984, the family was among those affected. When a gas tank b

“Self-built, incremental housing by people themselves should be encouraged”

Home. One word with so many connotations. For urban poor women, shelter is the answer to a wide range of problems, and the single solution to a better future. For the women working in the informal

‘2020 UN Population Award’ for HelpAge India

HelpAge India has become the first Indian non-profit to win the ‘2020 UN Population Award’ in the institutional category for raising awareness and devising solutions to the issues faced

In Maharashtra, a wave of aid for the needy

In Maharashtra, the epicentre of India’s devastating second wave, several NGOs and civil society organisations have been at work to combat the pandemic – by spreading awareness about pr

From fighting graft to bringing water supply – with mobile videos

In the tribal village of Bilgaon in Dhadgaon taluka of Nandurbar district, Vangibai Natwar Pawar, 47, was caught unawares when she came to know her account balance in her ‘mini bank’ of

Finding strength to serve, come Covid or cyclone – the Swades way

Since 2013, in a holistic, 360-degree model of community development Swades Foundation has reached out to 2,700 hamlets and villages across Raigad and Nashik districts in Maharashtra. Applying

Visionary Talk with Dr Arvind Panagariya, Professor, Columbia University & Former VC, NITI Aayog



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