Author Archives: ICICIFellows

A 15-day sojourn

– ICICI Fellow Akshay Nikam (Batch 2010-12) I entered my hotel room on the morning of 1st Feb 2013 only to find out that my stay was arranged with 2 other mates Mr. Muhammad Helal, a native of Bangladesh working … Continue reading

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“All one needs is the will to do”

– IFD Akanksha Srivastava (Batch 2012-13) I work with Sahabhagi Vikas Abhiyan (SVA), a leading NGO in Odisha on the issue of Natural Farming and its promotion among  small and marginal farmers. SVA has a sister organisation called “Banbasi Sangh”, … Continue reading

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Needs v/s wants : An eye opener

–  IFD Adarsh Bhat (Batch 2012-13) An incident that inspired me was a visit to one of the villages to facilitate PRA activities. As we were going about the exercises, the boys with China-made mobile phone blasting Hindi movie hits … Continue reading

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Ten policies that will transform India, not in our lifetime but within the next few years- Part II

Written by :  IFD Rohan Singh (Batch 2012-13) On Education and Innovation: There are Five lakh technology students in the country, each one of them does a project but nobody knows what happens to these projects. If we create an … Continue reading

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Ten policies that will transform India, not in our lifetime but within the next few years

Written by :  IFD Rohan Singh (Batch 2012-13)   On Government schemes and policies: Recasting the employment guarantee programme structure; not just providing menial jobs. Why should 250 million people for 100 days be engaged in only menial jobs? Does … Continue reading

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Sofa-set sentimentalists

“Armchair critics”, “armchair experts,” these words get thrashed around a lot on people who just sit and speak about issues. Funnily, the only thing true about these terms is the “armchair,” that too may be substituted in many cases with … Continue reading

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