Monthly Archives: October 2012

An Inclusive Approach for Urban Poor

Working with the approach of including urban poor and vulnerable communities in the planning and decision making processes, CHF International has definitely made an attempt to develop more resilient cities around the world. I read an article by David Weiss … Continue reading

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A grass-root level innovation to make power affordable

In the process of reaching out to experts, I interviewed Mr. Sushil Kumar Srivastava, who is the general Manager of Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL). Tata Power Delhi Distribution used community development initiatives in slum clusters to enhance its revenues, … Continue reading

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Play the Great Name Game!

Earlier this year, as my wife became increasingly pregnant, everyone around us became increasingly expectant that we would announce a name for our son, yet to be born. This was supposed to be a collaborative effort between us, but the … Continue reading

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My Biggest Failing as an Entrepreneur: Not Asking for Help

This will date me, but I first heard the song ‘Message in a Bottle’ by The Police off a 33 r.p.m. record in my parents drawing room. It’s an eloquent parable of a song, written by a loner, sending out … Continue reading

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A Brief Overview of Pecha Kucha Night #13 (part 3/3)

This is the third and final post in a series of articles providing an overview of the Pecha Kucha night at the American Center last Thursday. One week after the event, I still feel energized by the presentations I witnessed … Continue reading

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A Collaborative Approach to Water Management

The growing demand for water, its dwindling supply, mismanagement of water resources, and water pollution, all of it together has led to a state of crisis. In order to solve this outstanding challenge of ensuring equitable distribution of drinking water … Continue reading

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A Brief Overview of Pecha Kucha Night #13 (part 2/3)

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post giving a brief overview of Pecha Kucha #13, held last Thursday at the American Center. Like I said earlier, our speakers this time were incredibly inspiring, each in their own way, and their … Continue reading

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Spot-Fixing to Clean Up the City?

I came across an article that talks about a brilliant initiative taken up in Bangalore by a group called ‘The Ugly Indian’ that has shouldered the responsibility to clean the dirt and filth in the city. We just need to … Continue reading

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A Brief Overview of Pecha Kucha Night #13 (part 1/3)

As you probably know if you’ve been following this space, last Thursday, the 11th of October, was the second Pecha Kucha night at the American Center, the thirteenth in Delhi, and what a night it was! We were busy planning … Continue reading

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Exploring the Water and Health Nexus

I came across a study conducted by the Bhalaswa Lok Shakti Manch and Hazards Centre recently, to assess the potability of the groundwater in areas that surround the Bhalaswa landfill site. Bhalaswa, in north eastern Delhi spread over 21.06 acres … Continue reading

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