With a number of NGOs losing their licenses on allegations of non-compliance and malpractice, or for differing with the government and its policies, new legislation is required to regulate the sector.
Plays written during the freedom movement highlight how the theatre community evolved creative stratagems to overcome political intolerance – something we could learn from today.
Corporate social responsibility activities are guided less by what is deemed good for the society in the long run and more by the short-term compulsions and interests of a company.
Instead of investing huge amounts of money on festivities and idols, religious institutions would do well to spend on philanthropic efforts for people in need.
If we agree that dissent is an invaluable part of democracy and if we do not want foreign donors to influence what happens in the country, then Indian philanthropists must fill the breach.