India’s River Narmada: Trees, Pilgrims, and Pilot Projects

India’s River Narmada: Trees, Pilgrims, and Pilot Projects

January 14, 2021 |
Author: Anita Nagpal Schwartz, Development Director, India for The Nature Conservancy
We’re in an Indian field covered in dirt up to our elbows, and we feel great. We’ve left ample rich Indian soil behind to nourish the native trees we are planting on the banks of the River Narmada. We’re here… Read more
Failing to Success

Failing to Success

January 7, 2021 |
Author: Rachna Nath, entrepreneur, grant writer, educator
After my unsuccessful attempt at a medical profession In India, my journey started in the United States in 2003. At that time, I was looking for a job by applying for 10-15 positions a day and still nothing happened for… Read more
Why Gun Violence Matters

Why Gun Violence Matters

January 7, 2021 |
Author: Milan Narayan
Wednesday, January 6 was the culmination of the lack of unity and the aggression that plagues American society today, and absolutely underscores why gun violence matters. Let us flash back a bit for perspective. The onset of 2012 was a… Read more
Let’s talkSTEM: Creating a STEM community

Let’s talkSTEM: Creating a STEM community

December 29, 2020 |
Author: Dr. Koshi Dhingra, Founder and CEO, talkSTEM.org
I founded the talkSTEM nonprofit in 2015 with the vision of a world where all girls, young women, and others from underrepresented groups see themselves as people who engage in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in their lived experiences,… Read more
Ohrna: Women Empowerment and Sustainable Fashion

Ohrna: Women Empowerment and Sustainable Fashion

December 18, 2020 |
Author: Jhumkee Iyengar, Founder of Ohrna
Doctor. Lawyer. Engineer. These are the accepted aspirational careers for Indians - for those fortunate enough to have the opportunity. Wife. Daughter-in-law. Mother. These are the accepted careers for most rural Indian women. They are often married off young, denied… Read more
How Glific helps NGOs scale two-way communication

How Glific helps NGOs scale two-way communication

December 11, 2020 |
Author: Abhishek Sharma, Product designer of Glific, a tool that enables NGOs to send and receive WhatsApp messages
In mid-2020, as COVID-19 started being more pervasive and local communities started locking things down, most NGOs were faced with the challenge of not being able to reach their beneficiaries. They had to re-evaluate how they would conduct their programme… Read more
The Shadow Pandemic

The Shadow Pandemic

December 10, 2020 |
Author: Joya Banerjee, Lead Advisor on Gender-Based Violence at CARE
“It’s not easy to speak the truth sometimes. Especially when that truth is hard to hear,” Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said this week, calling for mask wearing to slow the spread of COVID-19. She was calling for Americans to come… Read more
Art During the Pandemic Age

Art During the Pandemic Age

December 4, 2020 |
Author: Abhishek Poddar, Founder and Trustee of the Museum of Art & Photography
The pandemic has changed the way we live. People still fear crowded public spaces and it will be a while before we return to life as we knew it. The Museum of Art & Photography decided that we must be… Read more