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  • Rising temperatures threaten India’s crop yields and food security
    Shifting weather patterns and heatwaves in India threaten income and food security. Here’s how farmers, scientists, and others are adapting.

    Data protection and digital rights in India
    In a country where digital literacy and access still have a long way to go, what shape do digital rights and data protection laws need to take?

    What pastoralism teaches us about adapting to climate change
    Pastoralists in Gujarat depend on time-tested strategies to adapt to climate change. But they are invisible in state policies and remain marginalised.


    Rising temperatures threaten India’s crop yields and food security
    Shifting weather patterns and heatwaves in India threaten income and food security. Here’s how farmers, scientists, and others are adapting.

    Returnable grants: Securing the financially vulnerable
    The returnable grant offers an interest-free solution that can help India's economically vulnerable withstand pandemic-induced financial shocks.

    What pastoralism teaches us about adapting to climate change
    Pastoralists in Gujarat depend on time-tested strategies to adapt to climate change. But they are invisible in state policies and remain marginalised.

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  • The road to recovery
    In Part II of a conversation with Dream a Dream CEO Suchetha Bhat and co-founder Vishal Talreja learn about what it took to rebuild an organisation in crisis, and why it needed a new kind of leadership.

    Having a dream is not enough
    In Part I of this conversation, Dream a Dream’s co-founder Vishal Talreja and CEO Suchetha Bhat share the story of the organisation’s implosion, Vishal’s burnout, and how owning up to failure was the first step in building back differently.

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