Farmer cooperative to Farmveda in 7 years

Farmer cooperative to Farmveda in 7 years

December 06, 20191 mins

Is it a coincidence that I invoke Dr. Trilochan Sastry in yesterday’s post and today there’s a message from him in my Inbox? Either that or I have psychic powers. Dear Sir/ Ma’am, To give you a bit of…

A farmer's son deliberates on the cooperative decision

A farmer's son deliberates on the cooperative decision

May 10, 20133 mins

[Editor’s Note: Last year, I attended the Anantpur Cooperative Federation Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Gutturu village of Anantpur district (Andhra Pradesh). Conversations with a few farmers and…

Decades after White Revolution Gujarat gearing up for Blue Revolution

Decades after White Revolution Gujarat gearing up for Blue Revolution

July 03, 20124 mins

All revolutions don’t have to be red in color. Milk is white and water is blue. – Old jungle saying [Editor’s Note: Meera Sanyal, CEO of RBS India who contested parliament elections in 2009 as an…

Observations from a farmer cooperative AGM

Observations from a farmer cooperative AGM

June 28, 20123 mins

[Editor’s Note: Earlier this month I was invited by Dr. Trilochan Sastry to attend the Anantpur Cooperative Federation Annual General Meeting (AGM). The meeting, held at the cooperative-owned…

Ford Foundation supported Farmers Cooperative seeks Head of Marketing

Ford Foundation supported Farmers Cooperative seeks Head of Marketing

June 12, 20122 mins

[Editor’s Note: Last week I was invited by Dr. Trilochan Sastry to attend the Anantpur Cooperative Federation Annual General Meeting. The meeting, held at the cooperative-owned groundnut processing…

Ragpicker Chronicles: how a cooperative transformed their lives

Ragpicker Chronicles: how a cooperative transformed their lives

April 05, 20125 mins

[Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on a unique urban cooperative organization – an evolution from a ‘Convention of 800 Ragpickers’ to a registered trade union and finally to its current…

Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP)

Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP)

April 05, 20122 mins

[Editor’s Note: This is the first of a 3-part series on a unique urban cooperative organization – an evolution from a ‘Convention of 800 Ragpickers’ to a registered trade union and finally to its…

Rebooting IAS an essential part of Reforms 2.0

Rebooting IAS an essential part of Reforms 2.0

December 07, 20115 mins

[Editor’s Note: One of my favorite policy wonks and Indian foreign policy expert, Nitin Pai, has often argued that the top item on India’s todo list is Reforms 2.0. To the long list of second…

The many lives of Trilochan Sastry – academic, social activist, social entrepreneur

The many lives of Trilochan Sastry – academic, social activist, social entrepreneur

December 04, 20115 mins

[Editor’s Note: Over the past few months, I had a series of conversations with Dr. Trilochan Sastry (Academic Dean, IIM-Bangalore). His academic pedigree is as blue-chip as it can get – B.Tech from…

Establishing commodity cooperatives – role of promoting organizations

Establishing commodity cooperatives – role of promoting organizations

August 25, 20113 mins

[Editor’s Note: This is the final part of a 7-part series on commodity cooperatives in drought prone regions, originally authored as a pre-published paper by Dr. Trilochan Sastry (Academic Dean, IIM…