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How CSR decisions get taken in India
A closer look at the complex internal CSR decision making processes at companies, and their impact on the social sector.
by Anushree Parekh | 6 min read

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Understanding the COVID-19 second wave in urban Gujarat
The lack of state preparation for the second wave of COVID-19 has resulted in increased debt, vaccine hesitancy, and loss of livelihoods.
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COVID-19 has undone years of progress for adolescent girls
Schools serve a greater purpose for adolescent girls beyond just education. They provide an escape from social norms. COVID-19 has taken this away from them.
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More must be done to protect pregnant women from COVID-19
Beyond including pregnant women and lactating mothers in India's COVID-19 vaccination drive, the government needs to ensure their safety by adequately monitoring side effects.
Sree Ramuli as the Corona demon raises COVID-19 awareness

A corona demon helps fight an invisible enemy
A day in the life of a community mobiliser, who plays the role of a corona demon to raise awareness about COVID-19 in rural Andhra Pradesh.
by Sree Ramulu | 5 min read
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Why COVID-19 relief should include the needs of ‘missed-out’ communities
With more people being pushed into poverty, there is now a hierarchy of marginalisation. Those who were already vulnerable to COVID-19—people with leprosy, HIV, disabilities, transgender people, and sex workers—have become almost invisible now.
by Anshu Gupta | 6 min read
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How CSR decisions get taken in India
A closer look at the complex internal CSR decision making processes at companies, and their impact on the social sector.

Understanding the COVID-19 second wave in urban Gujarat
The lack of state preparation for the second wave of COVID-19 has resulted in increased debt, vaccine hesitancy, and loss of livelihoods.

COVID-19 has undone years of progress for adolescent girls
Schools serve a greater purpose for adolescent girls beyond just education. They provide an escape from social norms. COVID-19 has taken this away from them.
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