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June 21, 2021
Five memes to help you start your week
A collection of stress-busting videos and memes that made us smile. Keep your sound on for these!
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June 14, 2021
Six comics that have been getting us through
A dose of serotonin for your Monday morning.
Second wave of COVID-19 in Shivaji Nagar-picture courtesy-Apnalaya

May 11, 2021
No second wave of COVID-19 in Mumbai’s Shivaji Nagar?
Fatigue, despair, and deep mistrust in the system is creating vaccine hesitancy among the people of Shivaji Nagar, one of Mumbai's most underdeveloped neighbourhoods
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May 7, 2021
How is Assam responding to the second wave of COVID-19?
A field report from Assam that highlights the sudden rise in cases, the response of the people, and their preparedness on the ground.
Hands pulling on a rope-nonprofits and COVID-19 relief

April 28, 2021
How you can support nonprofits in their COVID-19 relief efforts in 2021
A credible list of social sector organisations, whose COVID-19 relief efforts you can support.
A woman working in a village-second wave covid

April 28, 2021
How is rural Bihar dealing with the second wave of COVID-19?
A field report from rural Bihar that speaks to the situation on the ground in terms of food security, livelihoods, and primary healthcare.
A healthworker pushes coronavirus up a hill-COVID-19 latest social sector

April 26, 2021
COVID-19 in 2021 | Latest updates for the social sector
A crowdsourced collection of updates and insights on COVID-19 that are relevant to the social sector in 2021.
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April 19, 2021
Overheard in the social sector: Part II
Disclaimer: These quotes are fictional, but the feelings are real.
Illustration of confused people with question marks and ellipses-job advice

April 12, 2021
Job advice: Then vs now
The job advice we give to new professionals is still bad, but at least it’s bad in new ways?
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April 1, 2021
IDR launches first Social Impact Stars Awards in India
We thought it was time the development sector had an award ceremony of its own, so we decided to create one.
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