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What students want from their teachers
Researchers asked students what makes a caring teacher—and these same qualities may help support your well-being as an educator.

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An artisan from Odisha crafts her own story
A day in the life of an artisan and cluster head in Odisha, who shares how her work with fellow craftswomen has helped her find a new identity and a community that she can rely on.
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A day in the life of an enumerator from Karnataka who talks about the challenges of being a working woman and the value of good communication in data collection.
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“Why should people suffer for the fault of a government officer?”
A day in the life of a social worker from Rajasthan who helps communities access their entitlements and advocates for a public accountability law.


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Assume less, prepare more
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In an effort to do everything at once, two co-founders lose out on the project of their dreams.
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Let’s talk about burnout
Why cultivating well-being is one of the most essential skills a social entrepreneur can have.


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  • What students want from their teachers
    Researchers asked students what makes a caring teacher—and these same qualities may help support your well-being as an educator.

    No respite in sight: India’s heatwaves are here to stay
    As heatwaves become more frequent and intense in India due to global warming, does the government have sufficient measures in place to tackle the heat emergency?

    Addressing the gaps of the One Nation One Ration Card scheme
    More than 8 lakh households could benefit from the One Nation One Ration Card scheme, yet gaps in its implementation persist. Here's how we can address them.


    The split verdict on marital rape is a blow to women’s rights in India
    Robust action against marital rape is necessary for India to end violence against women in all forms and fulfil its commitment to gender equality.

    Addressing the gaps of the One Nation One Ration Card scheme
    More than 8 lakh households could benefit from the One Nation One Ration Card scheme, yet gaps in its implementation persist. Here's how we can address them.

    Eliminating tuberculosis in India post COVID-19
    The pandemic has set India back in its goal to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025. From the Nikshay Poshan Yojana to renewed testing and treatment efforts, here's how we can cover lost ground.

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    This two-year study of gender programmes working with men and boys to end violence against women shares important observations for practitioners and funders.