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Mental Health in India Featured Image
This article presents the scenario of mental health in India, covering some of its underlying causes and potential solutions. The government budget for the fiscal year 2021–22 introduced “health and well-being” as the first of its six pillars. What is it that well-being entails? Well-being is not just the absence of illness, mental or physical, but includes personal growth and...
India’s Agrarian Situation A Discussion Featured Image
The first lecture in TERI SAS Lecture Series on Sustainability, Agrarian Crisis, Sustainable Development and Contemporary Farm Policies in India, discusses the agrarian situation in India in the light of the three farm laws passed by the government. The three farm laws introduced in India last September have received sustained protests from farmers. They have steered the debates on the...
Vote-Bank Politics in India Featured Image
This article aims to explain the concept of vote-bank politics as it occurs in India. In the usual contemporary setting, most of us have come across the term “vote-bank politics”. This simple expression, denoting the so-called politics of appeasement, was first used in a research paper in 1955 by noted sociologist M.N. Srinivas to showcase the political influence exerted by...
Mission Zero - Audi’s Sustainability Project Featured Image
Team ulaunch explains Audi’s policies on fighting climate change and their Sustainability Project named Mission Zero Audi is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury vehicles. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. However, the growing trend for widespread car ownership, combined with a rapidly growing population, is causing unprecedented harm to the...
Sambhav Organic Farming Featured Image
This non-profit organisation promotes sustainable organic farming and provides legal and emotional support for uplifting women. Sambhav, a non-profit organisation, tackles gender and environmental issues, notably in terms of women empowerment, organic farming, and biodiversity conservation. Among their most remarkable work is recovering a dense forest in Odisha's Nayagarh. The founders, a father–daughter duo that managed to turn a written-off,...
Her Forum Featured Image
Read how Nehan Sethi founded Her Forum, which is a platform and community for women in law, to end gender-based discrimination in law. Gender-based discrimination has its roots unfurled everywhere and the field of law is no exception. Women make up merely 30 per cent of India’s top 30 law firms and only 25 per cent of the top 100 corporate...
The Relevance of Covid Drive in India Featured Image
This article talks about the need to balance India’s resources with its needs for the COVID-19 vaccine. We all have been waiting for this auspicious moment for months and it is finally here: The arrival of the Covid vaccine. The drive for people with comorbidities above 45 years of age and for people older than 60 has already occurred. The...
Quantum Computing
Team ulaunch unveils and explains the future of technology: Quantum computing. The laws of traditional physics as we see around us do not work at a quantum level. The systems that obey the laws of quantum physics have certain states, which are supremely counter-intuitive: particles in a quantum system do not behave like we expect them to. Quantum Computing seeks...
Ever Given & Suez Canal Featured Image
Team ulaunch sheds light on all that went down in the Suez Canal and more. What has happened? A massive cargo container ship called Ever Given got stuck and created the world’s heaviest traffic jam in Egypt’s Suez Canal. On the way to the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, the 224,000-ton, the 400-metre-long vessel was knocked off course. Operated by...
Girish Bharadwaj – Bridgeman of India Featured Image
Mr Girish Bharadwaj, popularly known as The Bridgeman of India, is building low-cost suspension bridges to connect several isolated villages with the mainland. In 1989, the people of Aramburu, a remote village in Dakshina Kannada, approached Girish Bharadwaj, a young graduate of mechanical engineering who was then running a fabrication unit, to find a solution for firmly connecting the village...

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