How 'Desh' Deshpande is helping Indian NGOs scale up

In 1996, when venture capitalist and entrepreneur Gururaj Deshpande started his first innovation centre at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, he was clear about two things. First, his philanthropic activities would not involve merely funding grants. Second, he would approach his giving in much the same way as he approached his life as an entrepreneur. “An idea does not have an impact unless it is directed at some burning problem in the world,” the 64-year-old tech billionaire tells Forbes India during a phone conversation from Boston. Read more...

Patricia Mukhim receives O.N.E. India award

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju hands over O.N.E. India award – 2014 to Patricia Mukhim, Editor, The Shillong Times in Mumbai on Monday.

Mumbai: Patricia Mukhim, Editor, The Shillong Times was conferred the O.N.E. India award – 2014 for her contributions to national unity through her untiring writings and engagement in different capacities. The award was given to Mukhim on December 29 at Veer Savarkar Sabhagruha, Mumbai by Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home. Read more..