A translation collective in India is working to bring works in a dozen Indian languages to English-reading youth on the subcontinent. This model is a popular one because the principles of collective work lend themselves well to the difficult task of literary translation.
While Trump rolls back carbon emission controls, moving the U.S. away from reaching Paris Agreement targets, according to a new analysis by Climate Action Tracker, China and India look set to beat their goals. Both countries are cutting coal production and increasing renewable energy.
India’s Supreme Court pushes for a new law to regulate NGO fund utilization, but is it time for wider nonprofit sector strengthening to ensure not only accountability, but government impartiality as well?
India touts itself as being a growing global democracy, but many of us remain shocked at the disturbing paradox presented. The nation’s recent nonprofit crackdown reflects larger trend in countries constraining their nonprofit sector.
While the concept of legal rights of personhood for bodies of nature in itself sounds noble and powerful, it is the actual quality of intent and function of the established legal mechanisms playing out in the real world of competing interests that demonstrates the meaningfulness of the pronounced rights.
Another large NGO, Compassion International, recently joined the list of charities barred from working independently in India. While this particular expression of nationalism has its roots in recent history, as always, the most vulnerable people are the ones who lose out.
The 2013 Companies Act mandates that Indian corporations with revenues greater than 10 billion rupees give 2% of their profits to charities. A new report calls it “one of the world’s most interesting experiments to promote private philanthropy.”
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