Takeaways/Quotes from TEDx-IIMB inaugural edition

Last evening I attended TEDx-IIMB – the inaugural TEDx edition at IIM-Bangalore. I caught 2 out of the 3 sessions altogether. The diverse speaker list included sports celebrity Pankaj Advani, comedian Vipul Goyal, social activist and Team Anna’s Kiran Bedi, parallel social entrepreneur Dr. Trilochan Sastry, acclaimed bureaucrat Amitabh Pant, behavior architect Ram Prasad, and …

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Commodity Cooperatives in Drought Prone Regions – Part 1

[Editor’s Note: I had a scintillating conversation with Dr. Trilochan Sastry (Academic Dean, IIM-Bangalore and social entrepreneur/activist) a few weeks ago regarding his pioneering work in shaping a new model for farmer owned-and-run commodity cooperatives in Andhra Pradesh. I professed my ignorance about cooperatives in general and Dr. Sastry was kind enough to share his …

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