Rethinking the Annual Report

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It is that dreaded time of the year. No. I am not just talking about 31st March. I am talking of the time that comes next. Preparing the Annual Report. Yes, THE Annual Report. A task which has to be done, which almost everyone I know hates. A task and time which every nonprofit, every […]

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Design Musings

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I live in a world where everybody has to push past crowds and struggle for moments of lime light… As healthy as competition is, some very big people take the stage. Some people worship them..most people ARE them. In an environment like this, how could I possibly take up Design, where for the rest of […]


Who Moves the Creative-Change Cheese?

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“Creativity results from the interaction of a system consisting of three elements: a culture that contains symbolic rules, a person who brings novelty into the symbolic domain, and a field of experts who recognize and validate the innovation”, says Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, who has written much about the innate connection between creativity, happiness and meaning calling it “flow”. […]


Do NGOs need to communicate better..?

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There is much debate among the philanthropic circles about NGO communications. The view largely seems to be that NGOs need to do much more to get across to their supporters and constituencies. While mostly the donor and the NGO opinion is that they are largely satisfied with the work being done, what is being missed […]


Why tell a Story…?

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We human beings are wired for stories. Whether as children at our grandmother’s knee or as youngsters watching a movie or as adults reading a magazine on sports or politics, we are constantly engaged with stories. Our thinking is influenced, moved, sculpted by stories… as much as our emotions and psyches respond and react to […]