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Exploring the Potential of Soap Operas for Gender Equality and Sustainable Development

First Author Affiliation: Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi; Second Author Affiliation: Bridge The Divide, Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

 

Abstract: Contemporary soap operas have a large but persistent viewership, especially among the women in India. This paper examines the Entertainment-Education (E-E) paradigm in communication, its theoretical underpinnings and applications of these theories for bringing about a social change. Literature on social impact generated by soaps in India and in other countries including the US has been reviewed. The case study of Balika Vadhu, a revolutionary soap themed on child marriage, is also presented. The research identifies prime time soap operas as an untapped pool of talent with potential of becoming an agent of mass education. The research also advocates for constituting national level awards for TV soaps which focus on E-E.

Keywords: Balika Vadhu, entertainment, education, gender equality, soap operas.

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Chandrasekar, Divyadarshan and Ameya Aatman. “Exploring the Potential of Soap Operas for Gender Equality and Sustainable Development”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2.2 (2017): 58-62.

APA:
Chandrasekar, D, & Aatman, A. (2017). Exploring the Potential of Soap Operas for Gender Equality and Sustainable Development. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), 58-62.

Chicago:
Chandrasekar, Divyadarshan and Ameya Aatman. “Exploring the Potential of Soap Operas for Gender Equality and Sustainable Development”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2, no. 2, (2017): 58-62.

Harvard:
Chandrasekar, D., Aatman, A. 2017. Exploring the Potential of Soap Operas for Gender Equality and Sustainable Development. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), pp. 58-62.

Vancouver:
Chandrasekar, D, Aatman A. Exploring the Potential of Soap Operas for Gender Equality and Sustainable Development. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2017; 2(2):58-62.

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Women at Work and Men at Home: A Transition for Sustainable Development

First Author Affiliation: Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi; Second Author Affiliation: Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi.

 

Abstract: The issue of women empowerment has picked up a great attention and pace in the recent years. Women stepped out of the homes and started working although they continue to juggle between paid work and unpaid work at workplace and home respectively. Even as workplaces for women have increasingly become promotive of their professional and personal development through provision of policies such as work from home, flexible shifts, maternity entitlements among others there is still time when inclusion of all women in the workforce and inclusion of all men in the “home-force” is achieved. Families have started placing value to women’s education and employment, instead of limiting them to only home-boundaries. However, it is essential to understand the ground reality. Are we in a position to say that employment is synonymous to empowerment? As women have stepped out of home in large numbers, have men stepped inside the home in an appreciable manner? This paper attempts to talk about such pressing issues, which even though not talked about seriously, confront women today.

Keywords: development, empowerment, gender-roles, inclusion, patriarchy.

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Virmani, Meeta and Yatika Arya. “Women at Work and Men at Home: A Transition for Sustainable Development”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2.2 (2017): 63-67.

APA:
Virmani, M, & Arya Y. (2017). Women at Work and Men at Home: A Transition for Sustainable Development. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), 63-67.

Chicago:
Virmani, Meeta and Yatika Arya. “Women at Work and Men at Home: A Transition for Sustainable Development”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2, no. 2, (2017): 63-67.

Harvard:
Virmani, M., Arya, Y. 2017. Women at Work and Men at Home: A Transition for Sustainable Development. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), pp. 63-67.

Vancouver:
Virmani M, Arya Y. Women at Work and Men at Home: A Transition for Sustainable Development. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2017; 2(2):63-67.

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Preventive Detention: A Necessity

Author Affiliation: Department of Political Science, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.

 

Abstract: State, ever since, its emergence, has been concerned with the maintenance of law and order and protecting people from external aggression and internal threats, thereby, ensuring safety and security to its inhabitants. The authority to maintain law and order empowers the state to use coercive power. It also emanates from various laws that are enacted from time to time. More often than not, coercive laws are self-contradictory because on the one hand they guarantee rights to people and on the other hand, they take away the right of a person or persons. Therefore, it is not wrong to say that modern states are repository of contradictions and India is no exception. There are several undemocratic provisions in the Indian Constitution; preventive detention is one of them. It seeks to detain a person to prevent him/her from indulging in any activity which is likely to pose a threat to the security of the State. In Britain and America this provision was used during World War II while, in India it can be used even in peacetime. This provision has been extensively used against the political dissidents during the post-colonial period. Justice Mahajan of the Supreme Court of India has held that ‘preventive detention laws are repugnant to democratic constitution and they cannot be found to exist in any of the democratic countries of the world’. The question that one can ask at this juncture is that why did the Government of ‘independent’ India retain preventive detention laws? And further, framed new ones. This research contribution examines the circumstances which compelled the Government to frame ‘preventive detention’ laws, and its use during national emergency and peace time.

Keywords: detention laws, preventive detention, India.

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Mishra, Jaya. “Preventive Detention: A Necessity”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2.2 (2017): 68-71.

APA:
Mishra, J. (2017). Preventive Detention: A Necessity. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), 68-71.

Chicago:
Mishra, Jaya. “Preventive Detention: A Necessity”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2, no. 2, (2017):68-71.

Harvard:
Mishra, Jaya. 2017. Preventive Detention: A Necessity. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), pp. 68-71.

Vancouver:
Mishra J. Preventive Detention: A Necessity. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2017; 2(2):68-71.

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Change in Geographical Proximity: A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Parting

Authors’ Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.

 

Abstract: The purpose of the present study is to examine the psychological impact on individuals that results from a change in geographic proximity of a close friend, romantic partner and a sibling. The topic was chosen in light of personal experiences, that is, deep affiliation with friends, and the subsequent experience of parting. A total of 6 participants (1 male and 1 female in each of the three categories), aged between 19 to 26 years were selected purposively. Out of these, 2 had experienced change in geographic proximity from a friend and 2 from a romantic partner and 2 from a sibling. The study provides an insight into the experiences of those who deal with the process of a romantic partner, friend or sibling moving away. The participants identified had experienced change in geographic proximity of friend, romantic partner or sibling within a period of 1 to 8 months. The various aspects explored were communication, well-being, loneliness, transition in feelings, coping with stress, significant experiences, etc. The data were collected using a semi structured interview, and was transcribed and analysed through thematic analysis.

Keywords: friendship, geographic proximity, parting, romantic partner.

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Dixit, Urvashi and Sabreen Kaur. “Change in Geographical Proximity: A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Parting”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2.1 (2017): 72-79.

APA:
Dixit U., & Kaur, S. (2017). Change in Geographical Proximity: A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Parting. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), 72-79.

Chicago:
Dixit, Urvashi and Sabreen Kaur. “Change in Geographical Proximity: A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Parting”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2, no. 2, (2017): 72-79.

Harvard:
Dixit, U., Kaur, S. 2017. Change in Geographical Proximity: A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Parting. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), pp. 72-79.

Vancouver:
Dixit U, Kaur S. Change in Geographical Proximity: A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Parting. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2017; 2(2): 72-79.

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Gandhian Naturopathy: A Critical Appraisal

Author Affiliation: Department of Multi Media and Mass Communication, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.

 

Abstract: Seeking an alternative to Allopathic Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi, a champion of peace and non-violence, tested natural remedies on himself and his followers throughout his life. This paper revisits the system of Medicine which Gandhi practiced and promoted, what he called Naturopathy or nature-cure. Gandhi’s complex thoughts are often reduced to binaries like Indian versus Western, modern versus traditional, scientific versus irrational, secular versus faith-based. This paper questions these binaries, and attempts to highlight that Gandhian Naturopathy goes beyond them. The paper is an attempt to enrich the understanding of Gandhi’s philosophy through the study of his ideas on Medicine.

Keywords: alternative medicine, health, Mahatma Gandhi, naturopathy.

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Tuli, Nivedita. “Gandhian Naturopathy: A Critical Appraisal” Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2.2 (2017): 80-85.

APA:
Tuli, N. (2017). Gandhian Naturopathy: A Critical Appraisal. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), 80-85.

Chicago:
Tuli, Nivedita. “Gandhian Naturopathy: A Critical Appraisal” Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2, no. 2, (2017):80-85.

Harvard:
Tuli, Nivedita. 2017. Gandhian Naturopathy: A Critical Appraisal. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), pp. 80-85.

Vancouver:
Tuli N. Gandhian Naturopathy: A Critical Appraisal. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2017; 2(2):80-85.

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Status and Evolution of Environmental Education at School Level in Delhi, India

Author Affiliation: Wipro BPS Limited, Delhi – 110044, India.

 

Abstract: The need for imparting environmental education in school students has been well understood in Delhi, India and efforts have been made to incorporate environmental education (EE) in the curriculum. At the same time, increasing interest in the protection and conservation of environment, nature and natural resources has led to the initiation and adoption of several campaigns, programmes and projects by various schools. Consequently, the integration of EE in the curriculum as well as through extra-curricular activities is exposing the school students to contemporary environmental challenges and their solutions. This research work is an attempt at exploring the various measures being taken to promote environmental awareness and create better attitude towards the environment in the schools in Delhi, India.

Keywords: environmental education, school level, education policy, India.

 

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Kalita, Sudarshana. “Status and Evolution of Environmental Education at School Level in Delhi, India”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2.1 (2017): 3-12.

APA:
Kalita, S. Status and Evolution of Environmental Education at School Level in Delhi, India. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(1), 3-12.

Chicago:
Kalita, Sudarshana. “Status and Evolution of Environmental Education at School Level in Delhi, India”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2, no. 1, (2017): 3-12.

Harvard:
Kalita, Sudarshana. 2017. Status and Evolution of Environmental Education at School Level in Delhi, India. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(1), pp. 3-12.

Vancouver:
Kalita S. Status and Evolution of Environmental Education at School Level in Delhi, India. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2017; 2(1):3-12.

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Smart City for a Sustainable Future: Is Delhi Ready?

First Author Affiliation: Department of Economics, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi; Second Author Affiliation: Malihabad Block Administration (District Lucknow), Government of Uttar Pradesh, India.

 

Abstract: Cities are the geographic nodes around which people gather for their livelihood activities. Various factors like resources, technology, education, medical innovations and environmental developments have shaped modern cities. However, with rapid urbanization and population growth, many cities are facing the problems of degradation, pollution, diseases and a poor quality of life. The major challenges before the urban growth centers have necessitated the formation of smart cities. Sustainable future of a city lies in the development of transport, infrastructure, environment, energy, ICT and people with a sustainability approach. The Government of India has launched a scheme to create hundred smart cities across the country, among which the National Capital of Delhi is a frontrunner. This paper attempts to study the existing infrastructure and facilities in Delhi in order to assess its readiness to be a smart city. It also attempts to analyze the citizens’ perception about Delhi as a smart city through a primary survey. Although there are limitations in the current scenario of economic and environmental performances and people’s perceptions, Delhi makes a strong case for becoming a smart city.

Keywords: smart city, urban infrastructure, Delhi, sustainable development.

 

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Saha, Anindita R and Neha Singh. “Smart City for a Sustainable Future: Is Delhi Ready?”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2.1 (2017): 13-23.

APA:
Saha, A.R, & Singh, N. (2017). Smart City for a Sustainable Future: Is Delhi Ready? Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(1), 13-23.

Chicago:
Saha, Anindita R and Neha Singh. “Smart City for a Sustainable Future: Is Delhi Ready?”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2, no. 1, (2017): 13-23.

Harvard:
Saha, A., Singh, N. 2017. Smart City for a Sustainable Future: Is Delhi Ready? Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(1), pp. 13-23.

Vancouver:
Saha AR, Singh N. Smart City for a Sustainable Future: Is Delhi Ready? Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2017; 2(1):13-23.

 

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Implication of Household Use of R.O. Devices for Delhi’s Urban Water Scenario

Author Affiliation: Department of Environmental Studies, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.

 

Abstract: The present research contribution attempts to study the increasing dependency of households in Delhi on R.O. devices and brings forward its implications on Delhi’s urban water scenario. The research focuses on five colonies in Delhi where preliminary water quality assessment was carried out so as to conduct a need assessment of installing R.O. devices versus the actual installation of these devices in individual households. Reverse osmosis is essentially a technique to reduce the hardness of water and the process involves de-mineralization or de-ionization of water by pushing it under pressure through a semi-permeable membrane. Consequently, an R.O. device is effective in households receiving water with high Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). However, an R.O. is neither required nor effective in households receiving water with low TDS, which were noted in the study area. This is because R.O. devices are not an effective method against biological impurities. Despite this limitation, over 78% of the households in the study area were found to rely on R.O. devices as a coping strategy against impaired municipal water supply. While some of these R.O. devices are also fitted with UV-filters (which help address biological impurities in water), the large-scale use of R.O. devices in households that do not require this technology poses a serious threat to urban water sustainability in Delhi.

Keywords: urban water, water supply, Delhi, R.O., water management.

 

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Singh, Govind. “Implication of Household Use of R.O. Devices for Delhi’s Urban Water Scenario”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2.1 (2017): 24-29.

APA:
Singh, G. (2017). Implication of Household Use of R.O. Devices for Delhi’s Urban Water Scenario. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(1), 24-29.

Chicago:
Singh, Govind. “Implication of Household Use of R.O. Devices for Delhi’s Urban Water Scenario”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2, no. 1, (2017): 24-29.

Harvard:
Singh, Govind. 2017. Implication of Household Use of R.O. Devices for Delhi’s Urban Water Scenario. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(1), pp. 24-29.

Vancouver:
Singh G. Implication of Household Use of R.O. Devices for Delhi’s Urban Water Scenario. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2017; 2(1):24-29.

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MGNREGA as an Environmental Policy: A Case Study of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

First Author Affiliation: Department of Economics, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. Second Author Affiliation: Department of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi.

 

Abstract: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA) is a widely practiced policy of the Government of India in the area of rural employment generation and poverty alleviation. While it has clear economic objectives, it also has a host of environmental benefits. Proper implementation of the scheme can generate a stream of economic, ecological and environmental services. The present study covers three villages of the state Uttarakhand which lies in the midst of the Himalayas. These small, medium and large sized rural areas have gained significantly by MGNREGA. The MGNREGA works have generated employment and income, improved connectivity and reduced migration to urban areas in search of jobs. On the other hand, there have been distinct improvements in the standards of sanitation, resource use, water conservation, etc. However, there is considerable scope in the MGNREGA for improvement in terms of efficiency, institutional support, policy formulation and implementation. The paper brings forward the dual – economic and environmental – benefits of MGNREGA and also highlights improvements which can make it one of the largest and most productive rural employment scheme with significant environmental benefits.

Keywords: MGNREGA, rural development, poverty, employment, environment, energy.

 

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How to Cite:

MPA: 
Saha, Anindita R and Pankaj Bhatt. “MGNREGA as an Environmental Policy: A Case Study of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.” Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 1.1 (2016): 3-10. 
APA: 
Saha, A.R., & Bhatt, P. (2016). MGNREGA as an Environmental Policy: A Case Study of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 1(1), 3-10. 
Chicago: 
Saha, Anindita R and Pankaj Bhatt. “MGNREGA as an Environmental Policy: A Case Study of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.” Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 1, no. 1 (2016): 3-10. 
Harvard: 
Saha, A., Bhatt, P. 2016. MGNREGA as an Environmental Policy: A Case Study of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 1(1), pp. 3-10. 
Vancouver: 
Saha AR, Bhatt P. MGNREGA as an Environmental Policy: A Case Study of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2016 Aug 22;1(1):3-10.

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Sustainability Appraisal and Economic Valuation of North Delhi Ridge Using Participatory Research Approach

First Author Affiliation: Department of Environmental Studies, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. Second, Third and Fourth Author Affiliation: Delhi Greens, P.O. Box 4855, New Delhi.

 

Abstract: Delhi Ridge is the Northern extension of the Aravalli hill range and is a prominent landscape feature of the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. Presence of Delhi Ridge, along with River Yamuna, has been of strategic significance in the selection of Delhi as a capital city since ancient times. Modern Delhi has grown beyond the physical boundaries of the Ridge and the Yamuna. The once barren Ridge has now been transformed into a forest, which provides useful ecosystem services to Delhi. Despite the large number of benefits provided by the Delhi Ridge, the latter is under a constant threat of encroachment and degradation. This is because land is a highly priced natural resource in Delhi. The approximately 78 sq. km area of the Delhi Ridge is thus seen by many as prospective real estate and several legal and illegal structures can be found inside the Delhi Ridge. The present research contribution is an attempt to carry out sustainability appraisal of the Delhi Ridge by using the principles of environmental economics and participatory research. We focus on the North Delhi Ridge (NDR) and have carried out an economic valuation of NDR using survey based methods. A participatory-GIS approach has been followed to highlight the physical boundary of NDR along with the areas of encroachment. We find that economic value of NDR is much greater than the benefits that may be drawn by modifying its land use land cover to concrete. We also find that in the absence of existing notification on the extent of the NDR, there is rampant encroachment on its eastern and southern side.

Keywords: ecosystem services, Delhi Ridge, environmental economics, urban ecology, participatory research.

 

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How to Cite:

MLA:
Singh, Govind, et al. “Sustainability Appraisal and Economic Valuation of North Delhi Ridge Using Participatory Research Approach.” Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 1.1 (2016): 11-19.
APA:
Singh, G., Sharma, A., Gupta, I., & Baveja, P. (2016). Sustainability Appraisal and Economic Valuation of North Delhi Ridge Using Participatory Research Approach. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 1(1), 11-19.
Chicago:
Singh, Govind, et al. “Sustainability Appraisal and Economic Valuation of North Delhi Ridge Using Participatory Research Approach.” Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 1, no. 1 (2016): 11-19.
Harvard:
Singh, G., Sharma, A., Gupta, I., and Baveja, P. 2016. Sustainability Appraisal and Economic Valuation of North Delhi Ridge Using Participatory Research Approach. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 1(1), pp. 11-19.
Vancouver:
Singh G, Sharma A, Gupta I, Baveja P. Sustainability Appraisal and Economic Valuation of North Delhi Ridge Using Participatory Research Approach. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2016 Aug 22;1(1):11-19.

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