Monthly Archives: February 2009

Who is a Slumdog?

When director Danny Boyle accepted the award from the American Academy of Motion Pictures (The Oscar) for best motion picture he thanked the people who had helped him make this glorious moment possible. His dream had come true at last. … Continue reading

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Journal Entry: February 18, 2009; Bangalore, India.

Dr. Devi Shetty did not answer his mobile phone when I called him. Instead a very pleasant man did and then politely asked me to wait a minute while he handed it to its owner. When I finally met Devi … Continue reading

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Journal Entry: February 17, 2009; Mumbai, India

I was back in Mumbai. It had been almost a year since I had been here. It looked the same for the most part but I knew it had changed. While I was gone it had been rocked by an … Continue reading

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February 5, 2009

Question: Can Grass Roots efforts that are successful become scalable?   Jeffrey Sachs alludes to this in his book “The End of Poverty”. He talks about the key to succeeding on a large scale with grass roots solutions is to … Continue reading

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