New Programs in 2012: Development Through Innovation

On March 13, we are inaugurating our monthly “India Development Circle” series. Modeled after Wednesdays, we will start with an hour of silent meditation, then invite an inspiring guest speaker to share their insights on development in India, and end with some dinner. Our first guest speaker is Pavi Mehta, author of Infinite Vision which tells the remarkable story of how Dr. V revolutionized the eye-care industry. Please read more about event and RSVP here. ICA …

Sustainable Innovation

Social innovation has been a near and dear subject to me for several years.  Since I left my corporate life, my main objective is to understand – how one can be a catalyst to create social innovation ecosystem.  During my last two visits in a year, meetings with so many new socially minded friends, visits to few leading NGOs like SEWA, SEWA Rural and Aravind Eye, and recent book on Aravind Eye – “Infinite Vision”. …

Project SEWA

Objectives of SEWA: The objectives of SEWA are Self-Reliance & Full Employment for its members. Self-reliance means that women should be autonomous and self-reliant, individually and collectively, both economically and in terms of their decision-making ability. Full employment means employment whereby workers obtain work security, income security, food security, and social security (at least health care, child care and shelter). SEWA organizes women to ensure that every family obtains full employment. For over 3 decades, …