Posts Tagged: Social Impact


The Great Big Tech Gap

March 7, 2014

Great Big Tech Gap Jeff Hammerbacher, of Facebook fame, was quoted that “the best minds of [our] generation are thinking about how to make people click ads [and] that sucks." And boy, does it suck. Ask any recent graduate here in Bangalore what their dream job is and the answer is usually either Google or Facebook. Nobody wants...

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Maraa: This is what change ‘sounds’ like

March 7, 2014

A young media and arts collective, Maraa is transforming the way people consume Community Radio. Here they talk about their ideas, their work and the problems that they’ve faced, convincing people that the right to speech is as important as any other fundamental right. 1.  How was Maraa conceptualized? While conceptualizing the organization, we had three simple ideas in mind:

  1. We need to walk our talk – so we must start an urban community radio station. A radio station that broadcasts philosophy and literature with as much ease as ...

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A “double click” away to safety

February 28, 2014

The street was deserted and lonely with lamp posts serving as the only source of light. Walking as fast as she could and constantly watching her back, Sneha (name changed) couldn’t fathom her friend’s timing. “Ah, there you are,” he exclaimed as soon as she arrived at the institute’s research block.

She had some misunderstandings to sort and she couldn’t wait to get it out of the way. Even before she could speak a word, ...

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The changing face of Social Impact

February 28, 2014

Not long ago, the Dubbawalas of Mumbai set out to feed hungry street children with their initiative ‘Share my Dubba’.  Soon after, a group of four individuals lit several lives in urban slum areas of Mumbai through ‘Jal Jyoti. What do both these groups have in common? --The belief that they could create an impact in their respective communities. These groups are not the only ones trying to make a difference. Whether it is about improving education, empowering rural areas, or tackling hunger –...

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