Posts from Year: 2011

The ‘not so’ vibrant Gujarat!

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Last week, a Rang Deevaluation took me to Surendranagar, a quaint little town in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. I later on learnt that Surendranagar is indeed a district. But if you were to visit Surendranagar, I am sure you will have several questions that I had — Is this a part of Gujarat? Can this be […]

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Microfinance crisis in Andhra Pradesh — An inconvenient truth!

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The recent microfinance crisis in Andhra Pradesh is a grim reminder that scale minus thought leadership combined with knee jerk reactions can be disastrous. The result being that a phenomenon that could positively impact the lives of many low income households across India has come to a screeching halt in the state. A summary of […]

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Rang De turns 3!

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We are excited to announce that we have just completed three years of Rang De Microcredit! We are as paranoid as ever before about our mission to make low cost microcredit a reality. As an eco-system of team members, field partners, borrowers, social investors and volunteer chapters, we believe that microcredit needs to be: affordable, […]

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Euphoria!

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No event can get close to the scale or enthusiasm of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon. I happened to be part of the euphoria this year and it was simply mind blowing. If at 5.30 am in the morning, there were trains packed with people trying to get to the starting point of the marathon […]

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