Ashoka India Blog

We believe that the most powerful force for social change is a new idea in the hands of a leading social entrepreneur. We search the country for men and women who bring in a fresh analysis and insight on how to fix a social problem and then...
Submitted by Meera Vijayann on Mon, January 27, 2014
At the end of this month, Ashoka India is hosting an Induction event to formally welcome our newest batch of Fellows into the fold. In their own ways, each of these 22 entrepreneurs are tackling some aspect of India's broken development narrative....
Submitted by Meera Vijayann on Tue, January 7, 2014
Are you interested in working with Ashoka from Chennai?We are keen to move our presence to Chennai in some way this year and help open local networks and partnerships for us. Towards this, we are looking for a mid level person (5-6 years) of...
Submitted by Meera Vijayann on Mon, December 23, 2013
Like any start up, young social enterprises face the lack of expertise in managing business support functions; limited resources and the inability to attract and retain talent. This inhibits the ability of social enterprises to scale up their...
Submitted by Meera Vijayann on Mon, December 23, 2013
Owing to the complexity of the work; the non-profit sector, more than any other sector, needs skilled, high-quality professionals. To tackle the pressing problems faced by society, efficiently and successfully, social enterprises require people who...
Submitted by Meera Vijayann on Wed, May 29, 2013
Can you transform the lives of the rural poor in Bihar? Can your high-impact innovation lead to sustainable and scalable rural livelihood solutions? Are your ambitions to scale being held back by lack of access to new territories and local...
It's a credit to Amit Kataria, whose runs a computer literacy centre, that his name is the fourth hit when one types Choma in the Google search bar. Situated near the dusty, millennial city of Gurgaon in Haryana, Choma is Kataria's native village...
Submitted by Meera Vijayann on Fri, March 8, 2013
In the run-up to Women’s Day, we often discuss ways in which we can create systems and programmes that can benefit women and improve their status. What differentiates the solutions that work from those that don’t? At Ashoka, we believe that co-...
Like oil in the 20th century, water could well be the essential commodity on which the 21st century will turn. Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century (Source: Reuters). India’s huge and...
Submitted by Meera Vijayann on Thu, February 21, 2013
Getting it Right, LegallyHow can laws in India fasten, and not halt the process of justice? Supreme Court advocate, Karuna Nandy, writes that both, as major tenets, determines how we live our modern lives, and should adapt to each other.The laws of...