Gaon ki Awaaz, an initiative by The International Media Institute of India has been in news lately. It is yet another innovative communication based initiative in rural India. This particular initiative is impressive because the motive seems to be the welfare rather than business. Though they started to charge a fee of INR 10 per month, the subscribers were more willing to pay that fee because of the usefulness of the service.
They were conferred “mBillionth South Asia 2010 Award” recently.
It was heartening for me to listen to their bulletin in Avadhi dialect.
Is it possible to increase the profits and sales year-on-year, forever? Is there no end to this madness?
Every time some organization is busy presenting its “stronger than ever margins” or “stretched cost savings” or “robust sales growth” to us, I find it difficult resisting myself from asking the above question.
The rate at which we are wasting our resources, human race will not take much time reaching a dead-end where there is no possibility of further addition to the pace of development and to the nature’s exploitation.
Shashi Tharoor is known as a high profile diplomat, having an international image. But the Indian political ecosystem has proved it again: does not matter who you are, you need to have the art of permutation, articulation, negotiation, and a false display of innocence in order to stay in groove and to prosper (Did you say Lalu?).
It now turns out he is not a match for the Indian politics. His irritating (read twitting and lately, romancing) habits have added more salt to the injury.