Rural artisans form a significant part of our national community. The diversity is extremely rich and the products have a global market. However, the business models are more often than not unethical and most artisans live in deplorable conditions. Philanthropists and the NGO sector have entered this space across the last 2 decades but have […]
Can we do something, together?
The status of the elderly in today’s society is pathetic. The need to feel needed is an important human need for a dignified life and they are becoming increasingly irrelevant in this context. I see this as an increasing kind of abuse where an entire class of people is becoming irrelevant. Their conventional social roles […]
The increasing irrelevance of the elderly in contemporary society needs to be creatively and sensitively addressed. They are great resources of wisdom and common place intelligence, which are increasingly in short supply in society currently.Cross pollination of social causes services can utilize their services creatively, IMO.Given my footprint in the NGO/ allied sectors and personal […]
Was just remembering Bhaskar Save today…Undoubtedly, one of the most natural and sustainable process adherents I have met…Yet to come across another model in farming where water table actually increases…Unfortunately, could not do much with him on a wider scale…lack of intent in the powers that be.Remember trying to convince the planning commission a few […]
The need for wellness….
A contemporary global icon in training had rightly said, State is more important than skills for success. How often we tend to forget this…we spend all our energies in cultivating, developing and enhancing our skills base.But the state at which we operate remains dismal. Thus we have IIT/IIM students with severe emotional problems; we have […]