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Archive for April, 2009

Online Campaigning & The Indian Elections

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

The Internet may have worked wonders for Obama in the US, but is unlikely to be even half as effective in India In a nation where a quarter of eligible voters are now between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five, the 2009 elections will see a potential 100 million young Indians heading to the polls [...]

Weekend Reading: 19 April, 2009

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Social entrepreneurship inching forward in India, albeit slowly and fitfully : India’s Spirit Of Business Booming Hygiene doesn’t make it too often to the media. However, as anyone who’s spent more than 24 hrs in India knows, the lack of adequate toilets is a huge, huge issue. Two links on that subject: Bloomberg – India [...]

Weekend Reading: 12 Apr, 2009

Monday, April 13th, 2009

India’s Underground & Hinterland seem to be the topics du jour :-) In the Wall Street Journal, Peter Wonacott says India Defies Slump, Powered by Growth in Poor Rural States. Rama Lakshmi of the Washington Post said as much last month: Vast Rural India Sparkles As an Expanding Market About 72 percent of India’s billion-plus [...]

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