RTE a smoke screen for India’s real education problems

Earlier today, I caught a tweet with the intriguing title RTE: The Unasked Question. Glad I clicked on it because the linked article (by Jaideep Prabhu) made for a very interesting read. Prabhu is a doctoral student (in history) at Vanderbilt University and  also the International Affairs & Security Editor at the Centre Right blog. …

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Greatest Social Entrepreneurs of All Time?

Another day. Another list. Not.Going.To.Get.Worked.Up.This.Time. (Hint: my reaction to the Forbes list of 30 social entrepreneurs) But seriously there’s nothing to get worked up about a “greatest of all time” list . I mean, after all, social entrepreneurship has been around for centuries. Social enterprises have dramatically changed people’s lives in the past century. Worldwide poverty …

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Multi-Pronged Supply Chain Strategy for Indian Horticulture

[Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part article – originally published on Scribd.com by Sivakumar Surampudi (aka “Shiv”), a 22 year ITC veteran and architect of e-Choupal. Part 1 link here and original Scribd link here. If you are reading this via RSS or email and the table below is not very clear, you may click …

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Supply Chains for Horticultural Products

 [Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Scribd.com by Sivakumar Surampudi (aka “Shiv”), a 22 year ITC veteran, architect of e-Choupal, and head of their Agro Business Division (ABD). It’s being republished on TechSangam as a two-part series with Shiv’s permission. Original Scribd link here. When we bemoan the paucity of efficient supply chains as …

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Acara Summer Institute 2012 – Nine Impressive Teams

[Editor’s Note: Last Friday I attended the final presentations of nine teams that made it to Acara Summer Institute 2012. I was impressed by the quality of the ideas and the pitches. What was most striking was that nearly all teams came across as *really wanting* to execute on their plans — in other words, …

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