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Trees too need a support group;Dr Nita Mukherjee finds one rooted in Pune
After witnessing the relentless felling of trees by builders and, as always, the bureaucracy turning a Nelson’s eye, for over a decade, Tasneem Balasinorwala could take it no more. She had moved to Pune in 1993 when it was among the four greenest cities in India. She decided that she could not remain a silent witness...
Dr Nita Mukherjee interacts with women from Vadodara redefining their space and their identity
Olakh, which means identity in Gujarati, calls itself ‘A Space for Women’ and reflects a conscious decision by its founders to call it a feminist group. In today’s age, says Nimisha Desai, a founder-member, the term feminism puts people’s backs up, but for Olakh it is an upfront statement of its...
Aditya Kshirsagar writes about an NGO at a Mumbai suburb that is giving slum children a better life
Vijay Karande, founder of the Social Development Centre (SDC) and Dreamz Home, gives a literal meaning to the proverb, ‘if wishes were horses, beggars would ride’. A child being made to beg is an everyday sight in Mumbai—but the discovery that children were rented out for Rs125 to Rs200 a day...