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“Are we just laborers?”- Women in Agriculture

By Neha Ahlawat and Ipsita Mitra Try and picture a day in rural Punjab. We immediately think of a man, toiling away in the field, soiled hands tending to his crops and a look of exasperation on his face. The … Continue reading

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Rethinking Agriculture

My father is an agriculturist and that explains why each time when I am visiting my parents, just like this past weekend, I end up spending a considerable amount of time with my family on discussions around agriculture and its … Continue reading

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Making agriculture nimble

Perhaps there are areas of the rural experience that are even harder for us metropolitan subjects to fathom than agriculture. I’d have to hear some options to be sure. The very phenomenon that makes the countryside as such, the planting … Continue reading

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How should we be thinking about rural health care?

Recently a ward boy of a government hospital in Bulandshahar, UP stepped up to an emergency situation of over 20 road accident victims brought to the hospital, by administering some needed injections. While I haven’t read too much about the … Continue reading

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Beyond Engineering and Science: The Sanitation Challenge

An article in Hindu about Bill Gates’ recent visit to India stated that his “ultimate dream is to design low-cost toilets.” In order to design cheap and dry toilets, with as “good or better smell characteristics as a flush toilet,” … Continue reading

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mPowering’s Antipoverty Mobile App

A new nonprofit organization, mPowering, uses existing mobile technology and infrastructure to empower the poorest of the poor (those living on less than $2 a day). The organization, which has begun work in India and Nepal, uses an incentive-and-award approach … Continue reading

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CKS featured on Designwala

Over at designwala.org, Ria Rajan writes about Aditya Dev Sood, CKS, and our report on 34 Ways to Save Lives in Rural India, a part of the Vaccine Delivery Innovation Initiative (VDII). In 2009, CKS diversified its portfolio and made … Continue reading

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