Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Philanthropy

Bilquis Edhi — Pakistan’s ‘mother of orphans’ who saved thousands of babies from infanticide

The 74-yr-old humanitarian, who passed away Friday, was best known for her ‘jhoola’ project — placing cribs across the country for unwanted babies, taken in by her Edhi Foundation.

India’s rich got richer in Covid but share of philanthropy fell, says report on charity trends

'Indian Philanthropy Report' by global consultancy firm Bain and Co. and strategic philanthropy foundation Dasra derived from statistics available with London-based donor database.

Celebrate Tata, Premji philanthropy, but don’t pull down traditional charity of Indians

Indian philanthropy has come of age. But a trend to undermine impulsive forms of charity like alms to beggars, donating money at temples or giving sadaqah has also emerged.

‘Church committed land fraud in Andhra’, Canadian donors allege, fight to ‘repair damage’

Rita and Grant Corbett donated 1.5 million Canadian dollars to Seventh Day Adventist Church to build a school in Andhra. It was built on ‘prohibited land’.

Schools, girls’ rights, Covid relief — what India’s top philanthropist Azim Premji spends on

Azim Premji donated Rs 7,904 crore last year, pushing him to the top of India's philanthropists list for 2019. He is also the world’s third largest donor for Covid relief efforts.

High-risk not risk-averse philanthropy is what we need to tackle future pandemics

Philanthropists can fund long-term solutions to remote social problems without the pressure for immediate results that other investors might seek.

Why India’s wealthy happily donate to god and govt but loathe helping needy and poor

Be it Amitabh Bachchan or Virat Kohli, India’s rich and famous are quick to lecture or follow PM Modi’s diktat. But selfless charity is missing among most Indians.

Wipro boss Azim Premji’s charity pledge is nearly 10 times Bhutan’s economy

Azim Premji has pledged all the earning from his stocks in Wipro to charity, taking his total contribution to $21 billion.

Needs are often greater long after a disaster. That’s when you can best help

Research says that supporting recovery efforts tied to disasters that occurred a year ago or waiting to give can be the best way to go.

On Camera


Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.