Dhristee’s Rural BPO Pilot in Bihar

We have highlighted here at TC-I the potential for rural BPOs to create jobs.  One of the more interesting players is Dhristee, the company whose primary business is franchising rural information kiosks.  Recently the company ventured into the rural BPO space, setting up pilot unit in the rural hinterland of Bihar. CNN-IBN recently ran a […]

First ever National Conference of Rural BPOs

Byrraju Foundation (a philanthropic foundation founded by Satyam head B. Ramalinga Raju and his family in 2001), is organizing India’s first National Conference of Rural BPOs named ‘Jyotismay’. The conference is to be held on 16th May, 2008 in Hyderabad, and you can register to participate in the conference through this link. It is important […]

Interview with India’s Rural BPO Guru

Its been almost three years since Businessworld India published a feature on Rural BPO, writing about a company called Lason. Lason had just just set up its first rural BPO unit in Kizhanur village, 50 km from Chennai. The unit was the brainchild of Pradeep Nevatia, then managing director of Lason India, a subsidiary of […]

Internship Opening: Entrepreneur Training & Business Development for Rural BPO

The purpose of this internship is to develop business for Source for Change, an all-women rural BPO, and to expand the capabilities of its local entrepreneur (Attachment here Source For Change.doc). The interns will be responsible for: Generating new business opportunities in data-entry and digitization services Training a local entrepreneur and developing operational processes to deliver […]

Partnership to nurture SME entrepreneurs

In what could be a significant boost to the Rural BPO industry in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Cisco Systems is partnering with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and Tiruchirappalli Regional Engineering College – Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park (TREC-STEP) to nurture and support ICT entrepreneurs in the country [via Economic […]

Breaking the First of Many Glass Ceilings

At the first national conference on rural BPOs, as mentioned previously by Santhosh, the real spotlight was on women. Business processing organizations all over the country are discovering that women are just as capable, if not more, than men in completing the tasks related to these jobs. “We give the same entrance test for both […]

TC-I Week in Review

This week’s review – top posts: Vinay’s feature on the bank for sex workers in Mumbai Santhosh’s post on The Hindu’s interview with Pradeep Nevatia A documentary fable about global warming, highlighted by Shital last week Reaching into the archives: Just last week, Prerna discussed The Talent Vacuum in India’s educational system (which also generated […]

TC-I Week in Review

First off there seems to be a lot of interest in our TC-I Changemakers profiles as that page on our website received a number of hits this week. For us here at ThinkChange India, interviewing people active in the field of social entrepreneurship in India is something that we truly love to do and we […]

A Look Back on the Week

To help our readers better digest the prolific number of posts that appear throughout a given week, the ThinkChange India team will be providing weekly recaps on what posts garnered the most interest and also we will highlight some older posts that we feel deserve to be featured again. From Sunday to Sunday — The […]

Midday Newsfeed

Rural Supply Chain MokshaYug Access Gets $2 Million Funding from Unitus A rural supply chain firm MokshaYug Access (MYA) has received funding of Rs 8.35 crore ($2 million) from Unitus Equity Fund L P (UEF), an Unitus supported organisation to fund microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Asia and Latin America. The amount will go towards building […]