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Nitin Desai elected new chair of Oxfam International

Oct 11, 2012 04:05 PM Nitin Desai, an acclaimed Indian economist, has previously served as a member in the India Planning commission and has worked with the UN in various capacities.
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Bollywood star Vidya Balan set to clean a dirty picture

Oct 10, 2012 02:30 PM The state of open defecation is disturbing for womenfolk, says actor Vidya Balan, stressing that a lot of effort is required to bring about change.
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I don't want to be just a poster girl for UNAIDS: Aishwarya Rai

Sep 26, 2012 11:05 AM Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the newly appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS, refuses to be just a 'poster girl' for the organisation, but wants to help break social barriers and stigmas attached with the disease.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is international goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS

Sep 25, 2012 12:30 PM Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has been appointed as international goodwill ambassador by UNAIDS will help raise awareness on issues related to stopping new HIV infections in children and advocate for increased access to anti-retroviral treatment.

Films are an important tool for social change: Shekhar Kapoor

Jul 30, 2012 06:50 PM Oscar nominated film-maker Shekhar Kapoor, who is presently in Delhi, says that Bollywood movies are not doing enough to highlight social issues but added that films are an important tool of social change and can play a great role in creating awareness.
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Nafisa Ali adds to the joy of reading with Katha

Jul 30, 2012 06:40 PM Nafisa Ali, social activist and actress, was at Katha, New Delhi, to launch a new Spanish addition to The Katha World Library. Katha has been helping children grow up to be India’s reader-leaders.
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Udayan’s children impress French ambassador

Jul 27, 2012 01:00 PM It was double the happiness for Udayan Care, an Indian NGO working for children, with the French ambassador visiting their home and the NGO getting an international grant on July 26, 2012.
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Shankar Mahadevan to pep up midday meals with music

May 25, 2012 06:20 PM More and more Indian celebrities are joining hands for a cause. The latest one to bite the bait is noted singer composer Shankar Mahadevan who is now putting his talent to highlight the cause of children, education and mid-day meals.
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