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Making Giving Global

By GAUTAM ADHIKARI —- WASHINGTON DC: Politically and ideologically this country is polarised. Conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats are barely on speaking terms. They dislike, even fear, one another with an intensity unmatched in the decades since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ’60s. Yet, in the wake of the hurricanes Harvey and Irma…

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Small Wonders

Acting On Empathy

THERE is a pervasive theory from people outside the development sector that those who work in nonprofits, charities, or field agencies are “do-gooders”, motivated by empathy – the ability to understand and share the feelings of others – rather than the drivers that influence those working in other sectors. Do Gooders Or Doing Good? Anecdotally, this…

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Small Talk

Small Talk With Ajit Sivaram

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four quirky questions. This week we catch up with AJIT SIVARAM, the managing trustee of U&I. U&I…

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Happy to Report

Five ‘Extinct’ Animals That Are Alive And Well

WITH human beings at the focus of all development, conversation about conservation rarely takes centre stage. One consequence of this tunnel vision, is that ecosystems crumble and animals go extinct. The urgent need to protect our bees is just one example. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) releases a Red List of threatened species every year of…

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Small Talk With Kiran Bir Sethi

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we ask one leader to answer our four quirky questions. This week we catch up with KIRAN BIR SETHI, the founder of Design…

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Small Talk With Akshai Abraham

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we ask one leader to answer our four quirky questions. This week we catch up with AKSHAI ABRAHAM, the founder of Project Khel.…

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Real Impact Takes Time

 By ANU GUMMARAJU —- YOU can’t go far in Bangalore without bumping into someone who works in the social impact sector. You also can’t work in the social impact sector without hitting a Venture Capitalist, someone who knows a VC, or a few VC firms. And there’s literally only a degree of separation from people we know and…

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