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Social Entrepreneurship In India: Quarter Idealism And A Pound of Pragmatism

Book Summary by Mr. Pradeep Nair, Sr. Editor, PIC Entrepreneurship in the general, commercial sense is defined as the ‘activity of making money by starting or running businesses.’ Social entrepreneurship, on the other hand, is a popular term that has evaded definition. Often misunderstood as not-for-profit ventures, the term gets closest to its definition in …

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SOUTH CHINA SEA: Territorial Claims and Disputes

Book Summary by Hitendra Boradey, Research Intern, PIC South China Sea: Territorial Claims and Disputes has chapters authored by 17 scholars from various universities who elaborate on the South China Sea (SCS) region, its importance in terms of economy, trade, energy, and the conflicts in the region, particularly the competing territorial claims involving powerful nations, …

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The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind

Book Summary by: Abhinandan Srivastava, Research Intern, PIC, and student, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics. Recent years have seen unprecedented economic growth. While nations’ wealth is growing, inequality is rising as well. Why? How can it be fixed? This is where Dr. Raghuram Rajan, the eminent economist and former Governor, Reserve Bank of India, …

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Social Entrepreneurs must create a great Customer Experience to succeed

In this blog we will talk about just two aspects of this very vast and important subject of Customer Experience. But first we must start with what is Customer Experience. While there are many definitions, the one which we think is simple and meaningful is: Customer experience (CX) is the “cumulative impact of multiple touchpoints” …

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Book Review: The Cases that India Forgot – By Chintan Chandrachud, By Mr. Abhay Vaidya, April 2022

The Judiciary is one of the four pillars of the great Indian Democracy along with the Executive, Legislature and the Press. It is a moot questions whether India can meet her destiny without these four pillars functioning diligently and delivering on their promised roles and responsibilities.Conscientious citizens who   contribute to nation building in their own …

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Fund Raising for Social Entrepreneurs

In this blog article we cover the topic of funding for social entrepreneurs — for-profit or non-profit —  addressing questions social entrepreneurs have, or should have, and point to typical fund raising pitfalls and best practices. Thinking about funding your social enterprise External funding is typically for the growth of the start-up, within their window …

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Book Review for “Travels in Transoxiana-In Lands Over the Hindu-Kush and Across the Amy Daria”

Book reviewed by: Mr. Aditya Joshi, Intern, PIC It is no longer fashionable to use the term ‘Transoxiana,’ the ancient name referring to a region and civilization located in lower Central Asia roughly corresponding to modern-day Uzbekistan and parts of Tajikistan.Geographically, it is the region between the rivers Amu Darya to its south and the …

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Book Review for “Tata Stories: 40 Timeless Tales to Inspire You”

Book reviewed by: Mr C. Ravindranath, Senior Copy Editor, PIC The brand name ‘Tata’ is ubiquitous. It can be seen on trucks and tea-bags, steel and salt. Chronicling a journey of over 150 years, a journey that began with Jamsetji Tata, founder of what has now become a global conglomerate and a name to reckon …

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