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Selected Shorts from Sankalp Forum 2011 (Day 2)

[Editor’s Note: The title of this post is a tribute to the popular NPR/PRI radio program Selected Shorts. This post is a sampling of of tweets that I found interesting on day#2. The list could have been longer but it’s been 4-5 days and Twitter limits the tweets in its searches.]

Pankaj Khandelwal, Chairman & MD of InI Farms: profitable social objectives are not commercially viable w/out govt’s support. #SankalpForumless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

Pravesh: “rules of the game b/w govt and civil society are malleable” #sankalpforum “influenced by latter in many cases”less than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply

Pravesh Sharma points out that social enterprises exist ONLY in democratic societies. #sankalpforumless than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply

RT @beyondprofit Fact: 20% of the world’s #child deaths occur in #India. #SankalpForum #globaldevless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


Nandu(mDhil):Taking care of people is paternalistic way to view healthcare. Educate people and watch them make better choices. #sankalpforumless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply


Ashwin(Vaatsalya): Need to focus on mothers health to solve infant mortality. #sankalpforumless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply


Promote health information, like safe sex, to the youth via phones — implemented by mDhil. #SankalpForumless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply


Gautam Ivatury one of the better panel moderators at #sankalpforumless than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply


Other moderator callout: Vineeth (panchabuta) for the clean energy sector. Very knowledgeable, great questions & moderation. #sankalpforumless than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply


Ashwin(Vaatsalya): there is significant internal medical travel in India. Need to build options at village level. #sankalpforumless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply


Anil(rsby):need to create health businesses & hospitals in rural. Create demand by providing rural poor w/ vouchers to spend. #sankalpforumless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply


I think RSBY may be the most impressive private/public partnership I’ve seen at #sankalpforumless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply


Anil(rsby): of 23M smartcards issued, not one has been given to the wrong person. #sankalpforumless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

Lot more investors type, lot less fire in the belly types #sankalpforum Inspired by super30 and mahajan’s financialisation of capital talkless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply


Prachi: India has 0.7 beds and 1.5 doctors for every 1000 – a global low. #sankalpforumless than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply


‘We’ve never pitched (Milk Mantra) as a social venture..social impacts is simply part of our process’- Srikumar Misra #SankalpForumless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply


Prachi Mathur(intellecap): $40 billion healthcare sector – 5% of GDP. Expected to be 7% by 2012. #sankalpforumless than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply


Great Q! Sean (@babajob) how do we increase social value for philanthropists? Make it relevant to their status and prestige? #sankalpforumless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply


Edelweiss’ Rashesh proposes idea of ‘social credits’ (ala carbon credits). Rohini calls it Pandora’s box..disc peters out. #sankalpforumless than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply


Fact: India ranked at #122 in a safe water index of 123 countries. #SankalpForumless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply


Pradeep: counters Rashesh’s point that MFIs started off social and then became commercial. Reverse is true. #sankalpforumless than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply