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Rural BPO

I was reading about this organization in the recent issue of Business Today (India’s Most Wired, 22 April, 2007) and have been quite impressed with the young lady’s initiative. Ms.Saloni malhotra, a 25 year old graduate from Bharateeya Vidyapeeth, Pune is inspired by Dr.Ashok Jhunjhunwala’s speeches. Her mission is to “turn rural internet centers into BPO’s”. DesiCrew.In, based in Chennai,…

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Bangalore BarCamp 3.0

It’s long time since I penned. Beginning of the year, I took a vow that I will write once a week (at least once in two weeks). But, since then, my weekends have been taking me away for various things…Life is going on… Coming to the point, we are having Bangalore BarCamp 3.0 on the 31 March and 1 April.…

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YHIS

The Yeshaswini Health Insurance Scheme (YHIS) is a unique initiative by Government of Karnataka, India. Under this scheme, HealthCare services are provided to farmers at an Insurance premium of Rs.10 per month. This article in HealthCare Management outlines the program – http://www.expresshealthcaremgmt.com/200601/focus01.shtml The following paper provides in-depth information on the same – http://www.isec.ac.in/Karnataka_Kuruvilla16.5.05_aligned.pdf

Scorpio Drives

Trip to Vizag

I am born and brought up in The City of Destiny – Visakhapatnam. I come home once a year and I try to make it during Pongal. This time I decided to go home by drive along with my Parents. Here are my trip details… Total Distance : 1,102 Total Drive Time: 16 Hrs 12 Minutes We started in Bangalore…

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BookReviews, RuralIndia

Reality of Life

My latest reading is “End of Poverty” by Jeffery Sachs. This is a very good book giving details on reality bites of Poverty. I am just 25% done with the book, but am getting to understand few grass root concepts of Poverty. Probably, by the end of the book, I can get few ideas on how I can personally contribute…

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Ashoka

www.ashoka.org – an organization dedicated to encourage and support Social Entrepreneurship around the Globe. Ashoka supports Social Entrepreneurship in three ways – Supporting Social Entrepreneurs, Promoting Group Entrepreneurship and Building infrastructure for the Sector. It is a very interesting site and any one who think on these lines should visit.

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BarCamp, BLR 2 – Day 2 Summary

Temperature last night in Bangalore was around 14.6 degrees (as per the newspaper). My home is surrounded by open environment and I was a bit lazy to get up and came to ThoughtWorks (Venue of BarCamp) by 9:30 AM. There was a lot of buzz around and key Campers are already running around for arrangements. Had my breakfast (sponsored by…

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BarCamp, BLR 2 – Day 1 Summary

I was trying to go around meet with people and also attend sessions. Here is a summary of the sessions I attended on Day 1 of BarCamp Bangalore 2. Project Management @ ThoughtsWorks – Marco Jansen 4 Principals binding the Agile Development Methodology Principal 1: Individuals and Interaction over processes and tools. Stand up meeting with three questions – What…

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