The mud chulhas of India

I’m still halfway through my post on Greenway Grameen Infrastructure (published here). The Greenway Grameen Infra crew has done a fair amount of market research and have amassed a veritable photo collection that shows the diversity of mud chulhas (stoves) being used in different parts of India. I present to you those pictures (courtesy Greenway …

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Somaiya Trust’s Help-A-Child scholarship for college students

[Editor’s Note: A retweet in my Twitter stream took me to Andrea McLeod’s profile where I learned that she manages the fundraising and communication functions at Mumbai-based Somaiya Trust. A few tweets and DM’s later, Andrea and I got on the phone for a quick chat about Help A ChildĀ – Somaiya Trust’s scholarship program for …

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A miracle called Kathewadi

Last month I had an interesting chat with a former SF Bay Area venture capitalist (Mahesh) who relocated to Hyderabad 3 years ago. He splits his time between advisory services for social enterprises and volunteering/teaching with Art of Living. He shared a remarkable story about Kathewadi – a small village in Nanded district of Maharashtra. …

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