Ashoka India Blog

Submitted by Meera Vijayann on Mon, January 19, 2015
India, the world’s youngest and largest democracy is developing at a breakneck pace. There are continual political, social and cultural changes. Yet, despite years of unrelenting efforts made by varied stakeholders; government, private and civic...
I didn’t take any notes on my walk through the narrow, overburdened lanes of Kibera. I didn’t take any pictures either. I would’ve liked to, if only to record how lives were led in ways so utterly different from mine and the people I know. But a...
Submitted by Meera Vijayann on Tue, October 14, 2014
Recent times have witnessed increased participation from citizens, organizations and businesses in tackling social issues. There is decreased dependency on the Government as the sole provider of social development programs with many innovative ideas...
Submitted by Meera Vijayann on Fri, October 10, 2014
At Ashoka, we are proud to announce that our India fellow Kailash Satyarthi has won the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with global child rights activist, Malala Yousafzai. Kailash was elected in 1993 for his work and activism to end child slavery in...
Submitted by Meera Vijayann on Wed, September 17, 2014
What do you get when you put 25 leaders from the Health sector in one room?A lot of discussion. And luckily that is exactly what co-hosts, IPIHD, SEAD and Ashoka wanted. Photo: A community health worker helps vaccinate a child in Odisha,...
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Fri, August 1, 2014
 Our Open House with Nisha and Thej from DataMeet, threw up a lot of interesting discussions around real-time data collection. Suffice to say, the event went on late into the evening. Take a look at Thej’s presentation to get a better sense of...
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Fri, July 25, 2014
Ashoka India is organizing our next Open House with Data Meet Trust - a Bangalore-based NGO which brings together open data enthusiasts, to look at and talk about the interaction between data and different civic issues. Join us as we discuss how we...
Submitted by Anjana Balakrishnan on Thu, July 24, 2014
Last Friday, 18 July, our office was a beehive of activity as we welcomed a couple of business entrepreneurs to discuss ways to engage with social businesses and address some of their challenges. The five business entrepreneurs from Bangalore were...
Submitted by Meera Vijayann on Mon, July 7, 2014
Challenging Adversity.Many of us talk about charity like an activity to be done after retirement, but this is an account of a man who completely broke the myth that charity can only be done as a side activity or after retirement. This man leaves...
Awards in partnership with Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and in collaboration with Ashoka offer young entrepreneurs over €200,000 in financial and mentoring support.London/Rotterdam, 23 June 2014:  Building on the success of...