NextDrop – Getting Reliable Information on Water Availability

NextDrop provides households with accurate and timely information about local piped water delivery, over cell phones already widely in use in India. This information comes from water utility employees who call our interactive voice response system when they open valves to distribute water. These reports are used to generate real-time water availability updates and notifications …

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Shareholders’ Agreement for an alternate business

Motivation/Reasons/Inspiration Traditional Corporate model Businesses work hard for “increasing shareholder value” quarter after quarter with little care (perhaps face-value) for the environment and community they work in Shareholders are initial investors, who mostly have little/no contribution in running the day-to-day business, yet it is for them that all the mess in the corporate world exists …

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An alternate products portal

Inspiration The central inspiration is to make available “alternate wellness products” to a large section of society. Mostly these products are manufactured in small women-self-help-groups, or my mom-pop shops, or small non-profits; even small companies; and some really large companies (such as Dabur, FabIndia, Patanjali Yog Peeth). Giving access to markets in large cities in …

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