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Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership

Written By: Ms.Sreya Mazumdar, Sr. Manager Programmes The statistics tell their own story. Only 5% of working women in India make it to senior leadership positions in the corporate sector, says a research carried out following the Companies Act 2013 that mandated...

Whose Drought?

Whose Drought?

Written By – SohiniBhattacharjee, Officer Communications In my everyday metro life, drought is almost a non existential alienated subject. Rather, to me there are more pressing issues to meet in my daily existence - to catch the early morning metro, work to tick off...

Humanitarian Stories: Surviving Disasters

Humanitarian Stories: Surviving Disasters

"World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering. It is also an occasion to honour the humanitarian workers and volunteers toiling on the frontlines of crises. I pay tribute to these dedicated women and men who brave danger...

Understanding Ecosystem of Drought Vulnerability

Understanding Ecosystem of Drought Vulnerability

Written By : Pranab Ranjan Choudhury, Vice President, Center for Land Governance   As drought this year touches lives of a quarter of the population of India (in 255,923 villages in 254 districts in 10 states)[1] and debates over drought preparedness and development...

Closed Tea Gardens in West Bengal

Closed Tea Gardens in West Bengal

Compiled by: Team - East Zone  Alipurduar, West Bengal: The Tea industry in West Bengal is in deep crisis since the last couple of decades with the number of sick, abandoned, closed tea garden on the rise. Those still open are under tremendous financial crisis, due to...

Involved Fatherhood

Involved Fatherhood

Written By: Sohini Bhattacharjee, Officer Communications  The other day, me and my roommate were talking about fathers and their roles in child care in our lives. As the discussion went on, we were equally in agreement that an explicit show of affection by men was a...

Water Conservation – A Response to Drought in Hazaribagh

Water Conservation – A Response to Drought in Hazaribagh

Reported By : Mr.K.C Sahu, Head Livelihood and Ms.Gayatri Mahar,Assistant Manager, Climate Change Climate change and climate variability often leads to drought and drought like situations in different countries across the world. The Indian subcontinent has been...

Paris Agreement – The Global deal to Tackle Climate Change

Paris Agreement – The Global deal to Tackle Climate Change

Written By: Ms.Gayatri Mahar, Assistant Manager, Climate Change At the climate conference (COP21) held in December 2015, 196 countries adapted the first ever universal, legally binding global climate deal - “the Paris Agreement”.  The agreement set out a long term...

Things We Do Not Speak

Things We Do Not Speak

Written By: Ms. Sohini Bhattacharjee, Officer Communications   After a decade long friendship that was nurtured over the years, Ranjana (name changed) became my closest confidante. Having known her closely, it came naturally to me to hear the things she didn’t say. I...

Peace Programming in the North East

Peace Programming in the North East

    Written By: Ms.Sreya Mazumdar, Sr.Manager, Programmes   There is a history of violent conflict over land in Assam between the indigenous Bodo tribal and ethnic Bengali Muslim settlers dating back to 1952, with subsequent violent clashes occurring in 1979-1985,...

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