Engendering Economic Development

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A recent report indicates that improved gender balance in employment, entrepreneurship and corporate leadership can contribute to enhanced annual GDP rates from 1.5 to 2 percent in countries as diverse as China, Turkey and Canada. “Last year, two-thirds of new businesses in Canada were started by women…73% of these are already profitable. But these businesses […]

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Google your way to victory!

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Elections to Bihar Assembly and Canadian Parliament are taking place this month. A casual view may suggest that these two are widely different contests. Yet, they have one major and novel similarity—use of social media for campaigning.  Twitter and Facebook accounts have been opened by rustic Lalu Yadav in Bihar as well as Justin Trudeau […]

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Raise your hands for Global Hand Washing Day, PRIA observed Global Hand Washing Day

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Water-related diseases spread fast where hygiene practises are poor. No amount of water taps or toilets alone can prevent it. But it is largely prevented by simply by washing hands with soap and water after using the toilet and before preparing food or eating; people can avoid life threatening water-related diseases. Hand-washing alone could cut […]

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