• Spark the Rise Round 2 Winners

    Spark the Rise Round 2 Winners

    News & Updates | January 16, 2012

    A student from Chandigarh, a businessman from Delhi, and an...

  • Hear is the New Frontier

    Hear is the New Frontier

    Tipping Point | August 10, 2012

    We’re combing the country to find examples of intelligent, scalable...

  • Dimagi: Boosting Healthcare through Mobile Technology

    Dimagi: Boosting Healthcare through Mobile Technology

    Health | August 10, 2012

    There are nearly 920 million cell phones in India. Of...

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  • Valdenor Freitas: Opportunities Through Credit

    Valdenor Freitas: Opportunities Through Credit

    Agriculture & Rural Development | January 12, 2012

    Valdenor Freitas came to Sao Paulo 20 years ago to seek his fortune but like many youngsters new to a metropolis he found himself cold and hungry in a run down neighbourhood on the edge of town, with no running water, no electricity and no public transport.

  • Green Revolution 2.0: What we need to do

    Green Revolution 2.0: What we need to do

    Agriculture & Rural Development | August 26, 2011

    The technological breakthroughs of the Green Revolution in the 60s and 70s sprang us forward. But our growth has slowed. Agricultural growth has missed targets by 1 percentage point for the past 4 years, and the combination of economic growth with a swelling population means more people are demanding more agricultural commodities.

  • P T Usha: From Payalli Express to Patron Saint

    P T Usha: From Payalli Express to Patron Saint

    Culture & Education | November 11, 2011

    She may never have won an Olympic medal, but the Indian athlete I admire most still is P T Usha --not only because she set the tracks ablaze all over the world in the 1980s (Usha missed a bronze at the Los Angeles Games by a whisker in the 400 m hurdles), but also because of the impact she has had on Indian life.

  • Educational Gap in the Brazilian Amazon

    Educational Gap in the Brazilian Amazon

    Culture & Education | November 25, 2011

    One of the problems for the Amazonas school system is finding qualified high school teachers in those small towns. Another is that pupils often have to travel great distances to get to class. Some are forced to come to Manaus if they want a high school education; others give up, defeated by the hassle or the cost.