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What makes a corporate consultant opt to work in the rural interiors? - Hindustan Times

What makes a corporate consultant opt to work in the rural interiors? - Hindustan Times | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
HT spoke to few young professionals who are a part of a government fellowship that’s attempting to bring change to the countryside. Almost all of them agreed that they now realise that governing a country as diverse as India is not an easy task.
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Trail of ideas: From Siberia to Surendranagar | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Trail of ideas: From Siberia to Surendranagar | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
Trail of ideas: From Siberia to Surendranagar -
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[Book Review] Inventive Indians: 23 Great Stories of Change - YourStory.com

[Book Review] Inventive Indians: 23 Great Stories of Change - YourStory.com | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
This book is a good example of innovation journalism, particularly in the social sector in India.
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Social Enterprise Showcase: Sakhi Retail - A sakhi to help you reach every rural doorstep | The Alternative

Social Enterprise Showcase: Sakhi Retail - A sakhi to help you reach every rural doorstep | The Alternative | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
Through a trained rural women entrepreneur network who can create markets in challenging areas, build awareness among consumers and deliver effectively to the rural doorstep, Sakhi Retail Pvt.
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A school with a view | Features | Education

A school with a view | Features | Education | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
Swajan Siksha Samiti, an alternative education school perched on a hill in Ghati village in Uttarakhand, revives local culture and encourages creative learning. It has a zero dropout rate
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Hope floats for the blind

Hope floats for the blind | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
days after 6,273 residents of the area submit a signed petition to the central railway authorities, cr floats tender, sanctions rs 1.5 crore for a foot over-bridge to help 350 visually impaired residents of vangani cross railway tracks safely...
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Failure In The Classroom Sparks Innovation With Impact

Failure In The Classroom Sparks Innovation With Impact | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
Whether a Founder, CEO, or entry-level employee, everyone fails. Learning from that failure can often lead to greater success, and change lives, which is why we cover lessons from failure here at SocialStory.
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Failure is the key to success!!

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The Railways in denial

The Railways in denial | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
Ten years after a PIL was filed against the Indian Railways as the biggest violator of the Manual Scavengers Prohibition Act with 172,000 open discharge toilets, the ministry continues to deny the practice of manual scavenging.
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Railways: the biggest employers of scavengers

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Stalling a paradigm shift? The official response to the Justice Verma Committee report

Stalling a paradigm shift? The official response to the Justice Verma Committee report | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
Priya Kale analyses what the Justice Verma Committee report – which recommends legislative reforms in the aftermath of the Delhi gang rape – and the government’s response mean for the future treatm...
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Promoting the culture of volunteering

Promoting the culture of volunteering | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
We need to invest in young people and give them opportunities to experience life in areas that are unfamiliar to them
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One of the best articles every fortnight in Mint is by V.K. Madhavan : Fringe Benefit

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A silent skills revolution in Jammu and Kashmir

A silent skills revolution in Jammu and Kashmir | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
What sets the Himayat programme apart from traditional govt training schemes are several pro job-market innovations
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Why Should Disability Spell the End of Romance?

Why Should Disability Spell the End of Romance? | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
Flirting. Heartbreak. Clumsy first dates. Matrimonial sites. Studying for three degrees. Salsa classes. The coming-of-age story of a young woman who began losing her eyesight at 15.
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A lake comes to life

A lake comes to life | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
Witness thousands of ordinary citizens pitching in to revive a 320-acre lake.
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So inspiring:)

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Civil Society Magazine | Smile You Can Do It | Cover Story Article on Smile Foundation, Success of Social Venture Model for NGOs in India

Civil Society Magazine | Smile You Can Do It | Cover Story Article on Smile Foundation, Success of Social Venture Model for NGOs in India | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
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Forgot your phone? You can stay connected with 'Phone Away' - YourStory.com

Forgot your phone? You can stay connected with 'Phone Away' - YourStory.com | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
Livares Technologies (P) Ltd. (Livares) works in mobile, voice and web solutions. They recently launched an Android app, Phone Away which allows users to access their smartphones from other phones or online.
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First rural family to beat cities in self sustainability!

First rural family to beat cities in self sustainability! | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
India is a country of villages, with endless number of challenges right from poverty, electricity, education & so on. And there are many organizations working hard to…
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Dardpora: The Village of Widows - Youth Ki Awaaz: Mouthpiece for the Youth

Dardpora: The Village of Widows - Youth Ki Awaaz: Mouthpiece for the Youth | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
Avnish Gaurav: Widows of kashmir are our subject of concern in the second part of the series Roaring Bullets And The Eerie Silence. "Photo khechne aa
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Dardpora: the abode of pain

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How NextDrop Is Using Cell Phones, Crowdsourcing To Get Water To The Thirsty

How NextDrop Is Using Cell Phones, Crowdsourcing To Get Water To The Thirsty | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
In many cities in developing countries, residents have piped water supplies. But there's a catch: the water is only available through the pipes for a few hours at a time, and people have no way of knowing when that will be.
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Reinforces this belief of mine, that if we make little effort, we can do so much with the knowledge and skills we have.So simple yet Amazing , y dint we think of it before.

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Tourists asked to use baggage space to take resources to developing world (Wired UK)

Tourists asked to use baggage space to take resources to developing world (Wired UK) | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
A non-profit organisation called Billion Books Baby invites tourists to use one kilogramme of their baggage allowance to carry resources such as books to the developing world
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A hell of an idea!!

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Love in a Time of Morphine « Swaminomics

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Dispensing morphine is relatively easy. Dispensing love to the sick and dying is extremely difficult, and requires a phenomenal inner drive.Poor People need more money, true , but more than anything they need love. A wonderful article in Swaminomics.


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Why is economic growth across Indian states uneven?

Why is economic growth across Indian states uneven? | "If not us, who? If not now, when?" | Scoop.it
Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay finds that India’s GDP growth has been fuelled by isolated sectors of the economy concentrated in a few states.  Economic development is often an uneven process. The exist...
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