The IIM sabziwala
When Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Swades was released in 2004, it must have inspired many an urban youth to work for India’s development at the grassroots level. But only a few bravehearts took the plunge. Usha Rai traces the journey of one such IIM-Ahmedabad topper from Patna, who chose to sell vegetables and help farmers of his state, instead of opting for a plush job at an MNC
The face of Bihar is changing! While Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the political stability, now evident in Bihar, are at the forefront of the change, young Bihari entrepreneurs with degrees from the Indian Institutes of Management and Indian Institutes of Technology are using their knowledge and special skills to transform rural life. Social sector investment bankers are providing financial backing needed for any meaningful transformation
in rural India.
From China with love
Pramod Sharma and Ankita Rao
recount their experience of a visit to the People’s Republic of China during a peace exchange programme
GOOD fences make good neighbours. Countries like India spend a huge amount of their budget defending their borders. But what if we knock down these fences, jump into our neighbour’s yard and decide to create a long-lasting friendship? For a long time, China and India have been more of rivals than friends. While China is an established superpower, India is an emerging player on the global stage.
The team members visited sites like the Temple of Heaven, posh cafes and shopping areas. They attended cultural events and had a taste of real China in its narrow streets and family houses