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e-choupal to double as job portal

ITC, famous among the rural folks in India for its e-choupal initiative has paired up with Monster India, a known job portal to launch rozgarduniya.com to help the rural youth to find job opportunities. The portal is available in both Hindi and English. As reported by Livemint, Every application will be routed through an e-Choupal [...]

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[TCI TidBits]:Gandhi’s comments + ITC + Postal Life Insurance

Your daily dose of the headlines How Gandhi would write a blog comment. [If you aspire to be a good commenter - read this post!] Sanjeev Sanyal: Small-town India holds the key [Lets not shun urbanization - but focus more on the small towns] ITC’s Unique *Social* Forestry Project Bags Carbon Credits for Poor [Carbon [...]

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India Needs Social Entrepreneurs and Social Intrapreneurs to Fight Recession

This op-ed was submitted by Suresh Pramar, and is a user post. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of TC-I, but we feel that it is important to cultivate opinions from all sides. India like the rest of the world has not escaped the impacts of the current downturn. The sudden rush in [...]

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[TC-I Call to Action]: UnLtd Communications Coordinator

UnLtd India, the organization that helped develop the Social Entrepreneurship conference that we covered extensively before, is hiring a Communications Coordinator.   If you’re savvy with media, writing, and marketing, see below. JOB TITLE : COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR (PART TIME TBA) ORGANISATION: UnLtd India LOCATION: Bandra West, Mumbai PURPOSE: To design, develop and effectively implement UnLtd India’s [...]

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Op-Ed: CSR and the Nazis

Here is a piece that I wrote for my school paper. While it is not focused on India specifically, I believe that the topic is relevant to every country. Profits or Profiteering?: Why Companies Are Responsible for More If a corporation’s responsibility is truly only to its shareholders, then I guess the actions of Mercedes-Benz, [...]

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Fueling sanitation with excreta!

Sanitation hasn’t probably got as much a face-lift earlier as it has seeming got with Sulabh International Social Service Organization. Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder, won Stockholm Water Prize 2009 for his innovation in sanitation. He has designed a “flush compost toilet” and a treatment system around it that treats the human excreta to extract [...]

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How do we go from here?

I read Atanu Dey’s take on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in India in response to a question put forward by Sramana Mitra on her blog Why is the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India not coming together as well as it needs to? Atanu makes a strong pitch for leveraging existing solutions for development, reasoning that India has not [...]

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Transfer money after the beep

Here is an interesting approach to the technological hurdles of mobile banking. Called Cashnxt, this venture in Kerala, uses high-pitched sounds via mobile phones to encrypt and decrypt the secure data needed to perform a financial transaction. An article on ReadWriteWeb, explains it as such: As a customer, if you and a vendor are a [...]

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Engineers for Social Impact (E4SI) 2009 Fellowship Program

E4SI is an ambitious fellowship program that we encourage everyone eligible to apply to: The Engineers for Social Impact (E4SI) fellowship program has commenced its second annual rigorous recruitment process to match the most talented ten undergraduate students from fifteen elite Indian engineering schools with partner social enterprises that focus on development by means of [...]

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Information sharing improves earning capacity of farmers

About 138 farmers in Pune stand to gain in their productivity today thanks to their membership to Abhinav Farmer’s Club. According to a report in Business Standard, Dnyaneshwar Bodke, using his education in Horticulture Training Center founded the club to share his knowledge on farming exotic fruits, vegetables and flowers to his fellow farmers in [...]