• Brick by brick
    Friday, October 5th, 2007
    Twelve illiterate tribal women belonging to a self-help group set up their own brick kiln, changing the power structure in their village in the process.What c.......

  • How did some parts of the world get categorised as ‘developed’, and others as ‘developing’ or ‘underdeveloped’?
    Friday, October 5th, 2007
    How did some parts of the world get categorised as ‘developed’, and others as ‘developing’ or ‘underdeveloped’? Such terminology did not exist, at least not in .......

  • World Bank programme to check poverty in State
    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
    BHUBANESWAR: The World Bank assisted Targeted Rural Initiative for Poverty Termination and Infrastructure (TRIPTI), a poverty reduction programme is likely to b.......

  • Siddharth Agarwal: Housing the poor
    Thursday, September 20th, 2007
    In 2008, for the first time in history, more people will begin to live in cities than in villages. According to the State of World Population Report 2007, the w.......

  • Ericsson launches rural wireless broadband project
    Thursday, September 20th, 2007
    Chennai: Ericsson India Private Ltd today launched a rural wireless broadband connectivity project named Gramjyoti in the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu in partner.......

  • Fund schooling, not Schools
    Thursday, September 20th, 2007
    Instead of pouring money into dysfunctional schools, we should empower parents with a choiceThinking It Through | Amit VarmaI read a news report a couple of day.......

  • Villagers script their own progress in Madhya Pradesh
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
    Fourteen-year-old Mamta had to abandon her studies after Class 5 because her village in Madhya Pradesh did not have the facilities. Three years later, however, .......

  • When rich kids do social work
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
    Whenever college students approach Lawrence Hardinge with the request to volunteer in his NGO, he issues them a friendly warning - "If you have nothing to do, p.......

  • Japan grants infrastructure assistance to NGOs
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
    CHENNAI: The Japanese government has granted infrastructure assistance worth more than $150,000 to non-governmental organisations bringing sustainable agricultu.......

  • Charity begins at institutions
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
    A rupee or two handed out arbitrarily to a beggar at a traffic signal might temporarily ease your conscience. But if you are serious about doing something concr.......