Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

  • Unboxing human experiences

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    Unbox festival is a design festival held in Delhi. The second among 3 article, this one gives a glimpse into the creative collaborations that are engineering social change through application of modern sciences.

  • Chhavi Rajawat: The Changing Face of Rural India

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    “Being a man or a woman is a matter of birth. Being a man or a woman who makes a difference is a matter of choice” Chhavi Rajawat, the young woman Sarpanch, of Soda Village in the northern state of Rajasthan whom I met at the India Future Day in Mumbai on 5th March, made […]

  • Sex Selective Abortions in India

    There is an old folk song from Uttar Pradesh, India, which beseeches God to protect the supplicant from a monumental injustice. The mournful tune goes, “O, God, I beg of you, I touch your feet time and again/Next birth don’t give me a daughter, give me hell instead.” Faced with […]

  • Developing Entrepreneurship in the Urban Slums

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    This article was originally drafted by Usha Ganesh and Intellecap for the newsletter “Searchlight South Asia” as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Searchlight Process. For more Searchlight content on, please click here. Government Initiatives to Support Self-Employment According to recent reports, the government plans to create opportunities for employment and self-employment with the proposed National […]