India’s Tryst with #NetNeutrality

    If one were to think about inventions & innovations from the 20th Century that have made, and continue to make a radical impact on how more and more of us lead our lives today, the Internet and the World Wide Web come in high on the list, alongside, of course, sliced bread.   The internet has changed how we access and grow through certain parts of our life including education, banking, financial transactions, entertainment, communication, e-governance, e-commerce, healthcare, the list goes on…   However, given the recent developments (or whatever one might...

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Women empowering Companies : Now in India

        Recently happened to come across news that though Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had pushed the deadline by 6 months (from 1st October 2014 to now 1st April 2015), for listed companies to to have at least one woman director on their boards; data from the National Stock Exchange (NSE) showed that of the 1,479 companies listed there, 451 Indian companies, or roughly one-third, were yet to find women directors.   Having decided to, and having extensively in the past, devote much of my time and energy to working on ventures & collaborating with...

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Hey – Share my Dabba, will you?!

Back in 2010, seemingly bored with lack of things to like on Facebook (no sarcasm there!) and with restless energy abound, I used to volunteer with non-profits on the weekends. More than a feel-good feeling, there was this sense of working on real problems within constraints and trying to come up with effective solutions which could help make us some headway, regardless of the constraints. Restlessness was such that one time even when I was working full time with an NGO back in 2010, India Sponsor Foundation (ISF) – a Mother NGO funding grassroot NGOs, I also got...

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‘Don’t leave a Better Planet for the Kids, Leave Better Kids for the Planet’ – Ok, How about Both?

  A TED talk that made me smile in a long long time, especially when you keep reading about Prof Clayton Christensen predicting 50% of US Universities to go bankrupt within the next 15 years… Worth every single second of your time… !         For those who would love to experiment with the SOLE Tool Kit (read Parents/ Teachers who want their kids to discover their inner Superhero): CLICK HERE   Curious to see what happens when we try to use, internalize and unleash a SOLE or similar environments across schools, homes, clubs and non-profits.  ...

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Surviving the End of the World… and other adventures in 2012… !

Way past 21 Dec 2012, and we are all still here – Well, I guess this post is a timely one! 2012 has been one hellova crazy year for me personally; & I hope the past days, weeks and months have treated you just as well. As we got into the rewind and review mode during the last few days of the year and as this New Year unfolds; I can’t help but feel grateful for the experiences and learning that the past year had to offer me. 2o12 – Well, it’s been the year I went from saying Hi to our Former President while wearing pyjamas and a tee shirt, to dozing off in between...

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Our Strength is not for Hurting

  Though the year 2o12 had a lot to offer me personally, I can’t help but not go back to some not so happy personal incident(s); plus of course the plight of the 23 year old woman who was subjected to gangrape and subsequent inhuman torture at the hands of 6 individuals recently in the Capital. What happened afterwards in terms of protests, and the way the protest were handled by the government also threw up some unpleasant questions which needed answers, and which needed them fast.   Be you a student, entrepreneur, activist or leader (corporate/ government) who might happen...

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