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By Aditi on September 19, 2009
There are so many little details that rush to the head and I can’t figure out where to begin. I start to feel like an eighth grader struggling with a character sketch of the protagonist of a Munshi Premchand story. My impression of Basanth is rather like one of those characters, simple with an uncanny [...]
By Nihit on September 12, 2009
India has the second highest unbanked population in the world - approximately six hundred and seventy five million people. More than sixty five percent of the people do not have access to a formal banking system. Only fifteen percent of the demand for credit worth ninety billion dollar is met through formal channels. Microfinance is addressing this problem. The basic idea is simple: give a very [...]
By Nihit on September 1, 2009
Sankalp India Foundation, in association with Comprehensive Trauma Consortium (CTC), has launched “CTC Disha: The State Wide Helpline for Blood”. In Karnataka, anyone looking for blood in time of an emergency can call 94800 44444 for help. CTC Disha for Bangalore, launched in September 2006, enables people to hunt for blood by calling 1062. This [...]