SLACKTIVISM – should we feel disparaged by the current state of social media activism?

SLACKTIVISM – should we feel disparaged by the current state of social media activism?

From articles claiming that “Activism is broken” to those that pronounce “The Downfall of Millennials”; over the past few years, social media users have found themselves increasingly chastised for slacktivism. The term is increasingly being used to refer to the growing trend of social-media based activism, whereby people’s main engagement with social, political or environmental causes is limited to liking pages, sharing information, using hashtags, etc….

The Story of a Hustler

The Story of a Hustler

Evelyn is joyful and nurturing. She is the type of woman that instantly makes you feel comfortable in her presence, as if she has been your close friend for years. I have known Evelyn for a while as she works as a live in nanny for a good friend of mine, Jess. Every time I see her, she gives me a big cuddle…

40+ innovations by under-privileged students

40+ innovations by under-privileged students

Design thinking is the bridge between great ideas and the outcome of those great ideas - efficiently. It simply is the launchpad to turn ideas on paper into reality. Design thinking helps in the process of questioning: questioning the problem, questioning the assumptions, and questioning the implications. Henna Khan and Meera Rathod decided to stretch the applications of Design Thinking to deliver better socio-economic solutions for social change.

Caring for Caregives

Caring for Caregives

The role of a caregiver can be physically, emotionally and financially draining, but does anyone care? In India, family members are the natural caregivers for persons with mental or physical illnesses as there are extremely limited alternative facilities and family members are preferred for caring. Caregivers can be spouses, adult children, parents, other relatives…