• CGNet Swara: The Rise of the Citizen-Journalist

    CGNet Swara: The Rise of the Citizen-Journalist

    Agriculture & Rural Development | November 29, 2011

    Reporting is no longer limited to writers and broadcasters with years of professional journalism experience. Ordinary citizens, or citizen journalists, can report on events as they see them so that we can read about them as they happen. They shoot pictures of events they deem newsworthy and share them with their friends, who share them with their friends—and the cycle goes on.

  • Wanted: a new direction for education

    Wanted: a new direction for education

    Culture & Education | November 17, 2011

    While we drown in the noise of debates over what...

  • Innovation on Wheels

    Innovation on Wheels

    Entrepreneurship | December 28, 2011

    By the year 2020, India is predicted to have not only the largest labour force in the world, but also the youngest. However, with the burgeoning population of urban youth and college degrees, there co-exists a pathetic state of mass sub-urban/rural unemployment statistic that makes the Indian economy seem like a convoluted paradox.

  • Harnessing India’s Clean Energy Potential

    Harnessing India’s Clean Energy Potential

    Energy & Technology | November 15, 2011

    The energy crisis in this country is an urgent and growing concern. Our oil imports have doubled in the last decade; we now import around 80% of our crude oil requirements. Roughly 70% of the energy generated in India is through coal – an undependable resource now in shortage.

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  • The Guilty Indian

    The Guilty Indian

    Culture & Education | December 1, 2011

    I’m always amazed when foreigners visit India in search of inner peace. Admittedly, you can discover a lot of wonderful things in India, but peace certainly is not one of them.

  • The Mercado Mayapan: Preserving Culture and Tradition

    The Mercado Mayapan: Preserving Culture and Tradition

    Health | November 1, 2011

    The Mercado serves a neighborhood that has been through hard times. The Chamizal, as the neighborhood is known, never recovered from the shift of the clothing factories to Mexico (and later China) with the advent of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994. Many of the women who worked in the industry lost their jobs and families are still struggling.

  • India: From present participle to past participle of “Rise”

    India: From present participle to past participle of “Rise”

    Agriculture & Rural Development | December 8, 2011

    The world is reeling. It all started in 2008 with the subprime crisis in the US, which spared no corner of the globe, followed by the fall of the PIGS economies. Later, when the world was waking up to the recovery call, the Middle East fell into turmoil and a tsunami struck Japan. To add to the fire, S&P downgraded the US’s credit rating from AAA to AA+.

  • [Round One Winner: 3/8] Vikrant Baibhaw – Eco-friendly bags, affordable alternative of polythene bags

    [Round One Winner: 3/8] Vikrant Baibhaw – Eco-friendly bags, affordable alternative of polythene bags

    Living Rise | December 30, 2011

    Vikrant and his brother Vishant started an NGO that helps underprivileged children. They then created a green business with a 500 crore potential. He is one of the winners for Spark the Rise Round 1.