Pre-Activism

5 reasons parents & schools should encourage physical education & sports

It is believed that a healthy body has a healthy mind. Anyone who has seen kids on a playground knows they are the happiest moving about, active and playing. Whether it is playing informally, competitive play or even playing just for fun. However, present day education is largely a...

5 everyday heroes that are helping farmers in India

Margaret Mead famously said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This statement has resounding relevance in the context of today, characterized by the emergence of a society comprisi...

WE’VE HAD ENOUGH OF EVE-TEASING. HAVE YOU?

We don’t need ground-breaking statistics to say that our society has plunged to an all new low when it concerns rapes, molestations, or even eve-teasing for that matter. Rape cases have increased by an average of six cases per day in New Delhi, while eve-teasing and molestation c...

“A PIECE OF PAPER CANNOT DETERMINE MY LIFE”

…said a student of mine, rather confidently, and without a trace of arrogance or defence. “Our lives are ours, our deeds are ours, our efforts are ours, and they should be continuous, fulfilling, and holistically rewarding”, he continued, “so why are we herded ...

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD MANAGE STRESS AT SCHOOL

With increasing competition and societal and peer pressure, academic stress is getting the better of our children today. Reports of adverse effects on them are commonplace today, with anxiety and depression sometimes leading to extreme steps like suicide. Parents tend to get frustr...

Labour Day:  Understanding laws that protect labourers in India

Labour laws in India are a body of laws that address legal rights of working people and their organisations; and the relationship between trade unions, employers and employees. Labour law arose due to the demands of workers for better conditions. At the same time, labour laws also prot...

SEVEN STEPS ARE ALL IT TAKES TO MAKE OUR SOCIETY A BETTER PLACE

When was the last time you travelled within your city without fear, or voiced your opinions publicly without being drowned out? When was the last time you felt safe, comfortable, and secure in your own surroundings? And when did you last not have to care about the length of your skirt,...

WHAT PARENTS SHOULD ENCOURAGE THEIR KIDS TO STUDY

For long we have complained about the dismal status of sports in India. Yet who is to blame here? It is our collective responsibility to restore the fledgling image of Indian sports. Small steps will go a long way. We have to begin by encouraging children to play sports. Le...

HOW CAN WE PRE-ACTIVATE A SPORTS CULTURE IN INDIA?

“Can I go out and play? No, finish your homework.” Sound familiar? How many times did you hear this growing up? How many times do you say it now? In India, education has always been given precedence over play. I am not against education, in fact, I'm all for it; but th...

What you can do to ease the traffic in your city

India is notorious for its traffic jams. The insane amount of hours civilians spend on daily commuting is mind boggling. A quick look at some hard facts - A vehicle stuck in a jam tends to consume 20% additional fuel, making traffic an expensive deal. Three main metro...