Posts from Year: 2017

IMPORTANT: Forthcoming changes on Rang De’s platform

Posted By Rang De Team in Updates

A few quick updates on the developments that have taken place at Rang De since the issuance of the Reserve Bank of India guidelines on the regulation of Peer to Peer (P2P) lending platforms in India in October 2017. After careful deliberation, Rang De has decided to launch a Non Banking Financial Company (NBFC) that […]

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Reviving the fading Black Dhokra traditional craft in Odisha

Posted By Rang De Team in LivelihoodsReviving the fading Black Dhokra traditional craft in Odisha

Dhokra refers to the ancient ‘lost wax’ method of metal casting to create intricate sculptures and figurines. PC: Ramya N The art of metal casting and creating sculptures using moulds has been around for thousands of years; in particular, the ‘lost — wax’ method of metal casting can be traced back to tribal societies and communities as far […]

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The farm widows of India: Perumalla Vinodha’s story

Posted By Rang De Team in Agriculture, LivelihoodsThe farm widows of India: Perumalla Vinodha’s story

Perumalla Vinodha (right) is one of thousands of ‘farm widows’ in India, a term that refers to women who are left behind when their farmer husbands commit suicide. PC: Ahinsa During a span of six months between June 2014 and January 2015, a period of intense agrarian crisis in India, over 536 farmers ended their lives […]

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A Toilet without the Prem Katha

Posted By Rang De Team in LivelihoodsA Toilet without the Prem Katha

It is a classic case of life pre-empting art and outdoing it. The story of Rajkumari, Saroj and Gomati, from Lashkar, a small village near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, is like something straight out of a movie. These three women got together and built the first public toilet in their village, and they did it […]

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Can India’s big bet on Solar Energy help solve Energy Poverty?

Posted By Rang De Team in Energy, UncategorizedCan India’s big bet on Solar Energy help solve Energy Poverty?

The truth about the efficiency of renewable energy boils down to one word: economics. According to conventional wisdom, it has long been understood that renewable energy will have a marginal impact on our everyday lives if coal-based electricity continues to be cheaper. In India, with the tariffs of solar and wind-based electricity falling below that […]

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