Yearly Archives: 2006

Micro Finance Loans – At What Cost?

The earlier blog post about micro finance lending costs raised a few questions in my mind. When I got the same from a few (very few ;)) people who had read the blog, I thought it was worth some research … Continue reading

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SKS Micro Finance on Wall Street Journal

Today’s Wall Street Journal has a story titled “Entrepreneur Gets Big Banks to Back Very Small Loans: Microlending-for-Profit Effort in India Draws Business From Citigroup, HSBC” on its front page (Sorry, cannot link directly. You need a login). In keeping … Continue reading

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Growth of Cell Phones in India

Every year I go home to Coimbatore, India. And each time, I come back amazed at the really rapid pace of changes and how they seem to be altering the fundamentals of society. Fortunately for me, I get to experience … Continue reading

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New Mobilizing Tool Against an Old Outrage

Blank Noise Project: Blank – that which is not allowed meaning, form or articulation. Noise – that which heightens, builds itself. With those poetic words, young women in major metropolitan cities in India are taking on an old scourge

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Zero Waste Management (ZWM) in Vellore

AID-India has a new Saathi (program that sponsors an individual for a period of time). His name is C.Srinivasan, a ‘young, dynamic environmentalist’ from Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. He is the founder of Exnora Green Cross (EGC) and is the … Continue reading

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Supposed Shadow Sovereigns

This is the second Power Women list in the March 12 edition of Business India (first power women list). It is titled Shadow Sovereigns – inaccurately so, IMO. I will explain why in a bit. Who are these shadow sovereigns? … Continue reading

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