Sharing in the Economic Boom

India is indeed booming. A very visible effect of this is the unprecedented amount of construction going on in the cities – office buildings, shopping complexes, residential complexes, schools, colleges, …

Rural India – A journey of discovery

I had the opportunity to visit several projects in rural Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala during 2002-2005. My upbringing was typical urban middle class and exposure to rural India prior …

United and democratic after 61 years! How?

No one gave us a chance. No one thought we will preserve democracy all these 61 years, barring a 2-year aberration during the emergency years. Statistically, India’s democracy is a …

WAH ’07 Updates

WAH ’07 was centered around Child labor. Eleven projects were showcased & over $140,000.00 were raised during the campaign. A list of the projects can be found in the link …

Statistics and Rural India

Statistics are to be interpreted with the right eyes to make some meaningful sense. We earlier saw the story of two India’s — the India shining and the tottering India; …

Sustainability

When we start getting involved in organizations like Asha, an early question we have is, “Will we have to support this project forever? How can we help more and more …

Agrarian Crisis of India Shining!

India is rapidly developing.Services sector is booming.Our GDP is increasing at 9%.We are cutting nuclear deals with USA.Our youth have the credit to buy German and Japanese cars and motorcycles. …

International Humanitarian Award for Asha

Asha for Education (“Asha”), will receive the 2007 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award in the area of Humanitarian Relief on Thursday, October 18th in Champaign, Illinois. The cities of Champaign and …