Pre-Activism

Citizen speak on solutions for India's water crisis

"70% of Earth is water. Are you telling me we are going to run out of water?" "Enough water is recycled everyday. We don’t have to worry!" These are some of the statements often made when the conversation of water conservation is on the table. We call ...

Experts' take on solutions to India's water crisis

At the risk of stating the obvious, water is precious. Potable water, more so. Water, which presumably should ideally be a human birthright is becoming dearer in that like anything else in the economy, the demand is rising, the supply is falling and the price is skyrocketing. Do we und...

Saving water is not that hard - here's how

India is undergoing severe water scarcity, which is expected to worsen as the population of the country increases. Nearly 77 million of the nation have no access to safe water. 22 out of India’s 32 big cities are having to face water shortage on a daily basis (according to a 2013...

​5 simple ways to save water

posted on 22 March, 2017

​5 simple ways to save water

Today is World Water Day. Let's take a moment to acknowledge the existence and the very meaning of water in our lives. Can you imagine our life without water? Many regions across the planet are in the midst of intense water wars, where accessibility to water has become a pipe d...

Statistics that should scare every Indian today

The staggering number of farmers' suicides More than 100,000 farmers have taken their lives since 1997. Source: UN We’re not bringing home the Gold India has won only 28 medals in total since it first competed in the Olympics in 1920. Source – I...

5 alarming images from India that don't alarm us any more

The pollution, the dust, the filth, the contamination of our cities - it's staring us in our faces. No matter how much we look away, how much we try to turn a blind eye, it's screaming for our attention. We are living in so much squalor and filth, and we are repulsed by it. ...

5 athletes India has forgotten

posted on 09 March, 2017

5 athletes India has forgotten

There are several talented sports persons that brought back many medals to India. Yet many of them have perished away, far from the limelight, with no recognition, accolades or credit whatsoever. Here’s a look at five important sports talent India neglected. Asha Roy, India’...

Questions Indian Moms Avoid

posted on 07 March, 2017

Questions Indian Moms Avoid

The thing with children is that they have a way of putting things in perspective. The questions they ask are sometimes so simple, yet heavy. For example, take a look at some of these questions: If only we realised, the example that we are setting for our children is so wro...

3 Things That Are Normal For Indians

posted on 28 February, 2017

3 Things That Are Normal For Indians

1. Calling a disaster ‘Home Sweet Home’ We live in buildings that are in shambles and could crumble any moment. We are oblivious to the danger that’s lurking in the corridors. We walk down staircases that could any time open into an abyss of pain. But we continue ...

Open letter from a date rape drug to women

posted on 28 February, 2017

Open letter from a date rape drug to women

Dear foolish lady, Allow me to introduce myself. I am so easily available, just like your consent is - or isn’t. You can buy me anywhere at the nearest chemist's store. And for a little extra money, the bill will also magically disappear. I am peddled around at parties li...