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Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Thu, April 21, 2016
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Submitted by M-R on Mon, April 11, 2016
BANGALORE, April 11, 2015 – Ashoka: Innovators for the Public formally elected five new Ashoka Fellows in India. These social entrepreneurs have pioneered game-changing and scalable innovations. The rigour of the Ashoka selection process is the gold...
Submitted by M-R on Thu, March 31, 2016
What would you tell your younger self? We ask our newest Ashoka Fellows‬ and the results are a snapshot of the creativity, intelligence and determination it takes to build a world where everyone is a changemaker‬. "Don't hide away from what...
(Image courtesy SaveLIFE Foundation; for representational purposes only) Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of India passed a landmark judgment insulating those who help injured persons on the road, from harassment or intimidation at the...
Editor's Note: This article was written by Aditi Parekh, a member of Ashoka India's Youth Venture programme, and originally appeared on her blog http://aditiparekh.com/Our initiative Student Think Tank for India was selected to be part of the first...
BANGALORE, 25th February, 2016 -- Forbes Asia released its list of outstanding millenials, with honors going to Ashoka Fellow Mathew Jose and Ashoka India's Yashveer Singh. The '30 Under 30' recognizes young leaders, inventors and entrepreneurs...
Dr. Sunitha Krishnan, noted for her longtime activism to rescue sex trafficking victims and organize citizen-state collaboration on anti-trafficking measures, was awarded one of India's highest civilian honors, the Padma Shri. Krishnan was elected...
Submitted by M-R on Fri, February 19, 2016
A conversation with Anshu Gupta, founder of Goonj and a Magsaysay Award winner for 2015, on the occasion of the Changemaker Week in Bangalore by Ashoka India. Gupta spoke with Nafisa Islam, media and public relations, Ashoka India, sharing his...
By Nafisa IslamThe World Bank in its latest Global Economic Prospect report says that India will remain the fastest-growing economy in 2016. However, according to the recently released Census 2011 data, nearly 120 million people in the country are...