Corporate Tax Exemptions

Amidst the growing trends of economic inequality in India, policy makers are continuing to endorse policies to reduce corporate income tax (CIT) rates and provide discretionary tax incentives to corporates in achieving some economic and social gains. But evidence suggests, that India’s corporate...

MEETING TOILET TARGETS

It is impossible to keep Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan out of any discussion that even touches sanitation with a barge pole. And here we were discussing the very crux of the Abhiyaan - Toilets.This was a couple of months ago. I was visiting villages in Muzaffarpur and Samastipur in Bihar; two of the 24...

What Rahul Bose Has To Say About Gender Roles In Bollywood Makes Perfect Sense

Rahul Bose may not be seen much these days, but he creates ripples with his strong opinions. Known for doing niche movies and avoiding the limelight, when this man speaks about gender equality people really want to listen. He is currently the global ambassador for Oxfam India, a global movement...

Balancing the scales

There is a growing need to acknowledge efforts to break gender stereotypes in Indian cinema. Take for instance, Nitesh Tiwari’s upcoming film Dangal, with a host of strong female protagonists. Then there’s Vikas Bahl’s refreshing comedy Queen, centred around a woman enjoying her honeymoon after her...

Can India benefit from a human rights framework for business?

India is yet to put in place a human rights framework for businesses at homeOn 26 June 2014, the government made a commitment at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), when it voted in favour of a resolution to establish an open-ended inter-governmental working group to negotiate a...

Exploiting the scope of social media for community outreach

Oxfam India is using social media to raise awareness and funds for socioeconomic developmentNew Delhi: The not-for-profit sector is not known to be digitally savyy. However, the social media explosion and the expansive reach of the Internet, transcending physical, social and economic boundaries,...

Oxfam: Nepal humanitarian program moves close to complete standstill due to fuel crisis

As  Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the UK, Oxfam today warned that its humanitarian program in Nepal is just two weeks away from a complete standstill due to the fuel crisis that has severely affected the country. Fuel and essential supplies from India into Nepal have been restricted due...

Chris Martin Just Had The Most Amazing Four Days In India And We’re All Really Jealous

In case you missed it, Coldplay’s Chris Martin has been in New Delhi for the last four days and he seems to have had a baller time.Instagram.comHe landed in India on Tuesday and had a ridiculously busy week planned as an ambassador for the Global Poverty Project.But he got to do a lot of other...

Chris Martin performs an impromptu gig in Delhi, social media goes wild

NEW DELHI: (PTI) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin surprised some lucky Delhiites when he broke into an impromptu set at an eating joint in the capital.The 38-year-old English singer was joined onstage by Indian composer-singer Vishal Dadlani last evening, who later shared a few pictures from the...

After Chris Martin's visit, Delhi gets a 'Chris Martini'

BAND OF BOYS: Vishal Dadlani (left) with Chris Martin of Coldplay along with Raghu Dixit at Summer House Café on Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy: Nishant Jhamb)Will Chris Martin be bringing the Global Citizen Festival concert — of which he is the curator — to India next? Will he be headlining the...

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