Posts Tagged with: "positive action"

Sulabh – A Revolution like No Other

Sulabh – A Revolution like No Other

In 1967, 25 year old Bindeshwar Pathak had missed getting a First Class that would have landed him a lecturer’s […]

No Piggy Bank for these Children

No Piggy Bank for these Children

An effort pioneered in India to organise a formal bank for street children and run by children themselves is now […]

A Task for Everyone

A Task for Everyone

It is common for Indian businessmen to complain of the slowness of procedures in India. Equally, most citizens complain of […]

A Clothes-line from Cities to the Country

A Clothes-line from Cities to the Country

Drought in some parts of the country, notably Rajasthan and Gujarat, made big news in the months preceding the monsoon. […]

Water Harvesting – The Silent Crusaders

Water Harvesting – The Silent Crusaders

Drought in some parts of the country, notably Rajasthan and Gujarat, made big news in the months preceding the monsoon. […]

The Busy, Busy Bus

The Busy, Busy Bus

“Doorstep” is the story of how a small individual initiative has blossomed into a mini movement. Begun in Mumbai in […]

Staring Down Droughts

Staring Down Droughts

In just seven years, with a modest one-time investment, BAIF, Dharwad (Karnataka) has lifted 10,000 people to good lives. It […]

A Learning Place as Home

A Learning Place as Home

Every evening between 4 and 8 o’clock, Kamalam, Kannan and their little son surrender their house to 150 children who […]

Because, He Saw Them Standing There…

Because, He Saw Them Standing There…

Anuradha Goburdhun Bakhshi says she is paying back a debt to India. But that is strange accounting. She hardly owes […]

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

Frequently, when we despair of where India is at the moment we do one of these three things: first we […]

A Hero Lives On

A Hero Lives On

For decades donors like the World Bank and the Governments of Japan and Germany had waited with millions of dollars […]

Of a Time More Scientific than Ours

Of a Time More Scientific than Ours

On the tourist map Ghadisar is as big as the town of Jaisalmer. And the two are inter-existent, just as […]

Old is New

Old is New

You may have seen them on stage or the telly. Five or six unmistakably Indian men in colourful oversized turbans. […]

The Importance of Rangaswamy Elango

The Importance of Rangaswamy Elango

In a nation where collective finger pointing at politicians, grieving at the slowness of democracy and deriding India itself are […]

Young Lions

Young Lions

When finally Damodar ‘Damu’ Acharya rebelled in 1980 and set out to organise oppressed fellow workers, little did he know […]

The Redoubtable Babus of Mumbai

The Redoubtable Babus of Mumbai

Here’s an example of how the meek might inherit India. Here too, is an insight into what really makes India […]

Uncommon Battle

Uncommon Battle

For half a millennium now, the people of Muli, a nondescript town in Gujarat’s Surendranagar district, have revered the partridge […]

A Pilgrimage with a Difference

A Pilgrimage with a Difference

Great men undertake works of gigantic proportions, accomplished by the call of their inner voice.  Their pure consciousness makes them […]

A Seed sent from Heaven

A Seed sent from Heaven

It is dark at noon. A thick, wet leaf pile squelches underfoot. Often your way is blocked and you must […]

Parenting Trees

Parenting Trees

To be in Karnataka’s countryside is to be among a gentle people in a cared for land. Unhurried gaits, unfailing […]

Turning Points

Turning Points

Every year I try and make an effort to become part of the International Film Festival which takes place in […]