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November 13, 2023
Nonprofit Diwali: What we want vs what we get
Maybe the best gift we can give others this Diwali is a good hard look at ourselves.
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October 31, 2023
The anti-caste discourse needs an overhaul
Christina Dhanaraj and Dhanya Rajendran discuss the future of the anti-caste movement, highlighting the need to centre caste-marginalised voices and how allies can step up.
poster on climate change_climate change term

September 20, 2023
Essential climate change terms explained: Part II
From net zero to regenerative agriculture, ESG, and a whole lot more, here's a guide to understanding key terms related to the climate crisis.
people walking in a flooded road_disaster management

September 7, 2023
Managing disasters: Lessons from Kerala and Odisha
K K Shailaja (former health minister, Kerala) and Liby Johnson (Gram Vikas) discuss building resilience to disasters as a developmental priority and how governments, citizens, and civil society can contribute.
men rowing a boat-G20 India

August 24, 2023
Exploring G20’s role in mobilising climate philanthropy
By fostering collaboration among member countries, the G20 has the potential to significantly advance philanthropic efforts for climate adaptation in the Global South.
a group of women farmers with baskets of tomato-FPOs

August 10, 2023
IDR Explains | Farmer producer organisations (FPOs)
In just six minutes and five questions, get an introduction to farmer producer organisations in India—what they are, how they operate, their importance for India's farmers, and the major challenges they face.
Will you lose your FCRA licence_FCRA

August 9, 2023
Flowchart: Will you lose your FCRA licence?
Are you certain you’re safe?
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August 4, 2023
Violence in Manipur: Three months and counting
A compilation that helps you understand the impact of the conflict in Manipur on its people, and points you to how you can help.
Nokia mobile phone saying rainfall: light to moderate_tech and climate change

July 25, 2023
AI and climate change: The good and the bad
Jim Fruchterman (Tech Matters) and Trisha Ray (Observer Research Foundation) discuss the applications of and challenges posed by AI and tech in climate mitigation.
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July 14, 2023
Capital concerns: What India’s handmade sector needs for growth
Tailored financing solutions can catalyse India’s creative manufacturing and handmade sector. What will it take to make this happen?
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