In Search of a Definition
Here’s a definition of diversity we liked:
The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual. (Source)
So, how are we doing in this area? Are we doing enough to embrace and celebrate all the dimensions of diversity? Probably not, but this is not always for lack of trying. Since this question clearly called for some soul searching, we asked our contributors to talk to us about how open we are to diversity, within society and across India Inc.
The result is this introspective and hard hitting issue that takes on gender imbalance, intolerance and regressive laws while making a case for diversity across multiple facets – culture, identity, perspective and more