Ashoka India Blog

Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Mon, July 27, 2015
 Edit: The NASSCOM Foundation, in partnership with Vodafone Foundation is excited to announce that the Mobile for Good Awards 2015 application deadline has been extended to 15th, August, 2015 due to a large volume of requests from various...
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Fri, July 24, 2015
An initiative by Ashoka’s ‘Nourishing Schools’, in a pilot partnership with Lend-A-Hand India Satara, July 23, 2015: A unique “Nutrition Toolkit” aims to empower schoolchildren to take charge of their own nutrition and that of their communities....
As Modi government launches National Skill Development Mission, Ashoka India in collaboration with NSDC hold July 24 workshop on improving workers' lives and increasing productivity in garment and apparel factories.  Shiva has only known the...
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Wed, June 3, 2015
Few weeks ago, on a hot Saturday morning, a recent acquaintance Amit bhai picked me up for a ride on his motorcycle to visit Rajpur village, located about 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Ahmedabad in the West Indian state of Gujarat.As the 44°C [111°F...
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Wed, May 13, 2015
 Early this month, one news article caught the corporate world by storm. Zappos CEO, Tony Hseih sent an internal memo to his company. Zappos is going to be self organised and self managed – and will accept Holacracy completely. There will...
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Fri, April 17, 2015
  On a bright Sunday morning, in Coles Park, Bangalore, two children are playing on the swing. While *Radhika is swinging, *Isha is pushing the red-coloured bucket swing gently and simultaneously, tries to engage in a conversation.After...
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Tue, April 14, 2015
 On 12th April, in the evening at around 4 pm, Something’s Cooking studio was buzzing with enthusiasm. Organic farmers K Kallappa and his wife, Sumangala, had come all the way from Bellary and applied their local knowledge of years to create a...
 From L-R - Kousalya Periasamy, Seema Prakash and Dr. Sailakshmi BalijepalliOn International Women’s Day (March 8, 2015), the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee awarded 3 our Fellows - Seema Prakash, Kousalya Periasamy and Dr. Sailakshmi...
Submitted by Shweta Vitta on Tue, March 10, 2015
Last month, we hosted our annual Induction event in New Delhi to officially welcome and celebrate our latest cohort of 14 game-changing Fellows into our global Ashoka network. From creating volunteer networks that can help address India’s digital...
Submitted by Meera Vijayann on Tue, February 10, 2015
For over three decades, Ashoka has been steering change by selecting social leaders who have large-scale solutions. Within ten years of election, 93 percent of Ashoka Fellows’ original ideas have been replicated by other organizations. But this isn’...