Modern city life and trendy bakery in Coimbatore

It’s a really seductive place, this bakery. Many sweets in all colors, shakes and different tea and coffee types, to go service for some typical South Indian dishes and many busy people from the city going in and out. People staying in Coimbatore love this place. It’s a trendy location close to many shops in…

An Indian NGO that cares about children of prisoners

Prisoners who kill their spouse in domestic disputes leave behind children who are orphaned. In many cases, when a father kills a mother, their child becomes an orphan and these children are even stigmatized. What will happen to them? A career that leads to prison, too? Or is there a chance and also the good…

When women meet women – a nice time with Vimuktha women

I have met them often in the past years – the Vimuktha women. Strong women who have built self- help groups to empower themselves. They have worked hard, saved money together to be able to give some credits to each other. Some of the have opened small business units, small shops, chicken farms, clay work,…

Design and magic moments in daily Indian city life

Do you understand this pic at a first glance ? There are magic moments – overall in India. You just have to frame and things get “crazy”. Due to some official meetings with governmental and non- governmental organizations I’m staying in the big Indian cities. In between when time permits I like walking in less…

How to make your cow happy – and managers, too!

After a week of field experiences, including discussions with veterinarians and farmers, after visiting Milk chilling plants and the agricultural university and after some exciting hours of preparation… it’s time to give back: our managers, most of them veterinarians and/or a background in Animal Health are asked to develop and to run a training for…

Meaningful Learning – managers teach Selfhelp groups on business skills

Last Saturday the participants of the leadership week in rural India did a basic business and communications training for Selfhelp group members who are interested in generating more income. The Selfhelp group members are mostly women, but also some men who live close to the poverty line. It’s part of the week challenge for the…

Mumbai‘s coast – a walk between rich and poor

Bandra West, Mumbai, seafront. It’s a place to remember. A place where rich meets poor There are many young people, some locals, but also Indian tourist just enjoying the fresh ocean water. Fully dressed they sit in the water and enjoy the waves. A father and his son have a nice walk, obviously both being…