So, what is your CSR?

March 3rd, 2014

(First appeared in the Hindu Business Line of 3rd March)

India’s new Company Act 2013 and the accompanying rules that have finally been announced will impact the points of intersection between India’s for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. The threshold of Rs 5 Crore# annual profit and the minimum 2% of net profits prescribed will force a flood of fresh entrants and funds into the field. This is even after allowing for some of the old wine of on going welfare /civic /environmental schemes in the newly labelled bottles.
Read the rest of this entry »

The empowerment chain reaction

February 21st, 2014

(First appeared in Grassroots February 2014)

An army of ‘12th pass’ village girls is triggering a societal transformation, and enjoying it, too.

Read the rest of this entry »