Again at the TNAU university – the mushroom production is growing

A few years have passed since I visited the TNAU university the last time. It is impressing to see the further development steps they have taken in mushroom growth, research and most of all on how to engage Self-help groups to take up the idea. Mushroom growth – income generation for the poor Meanwhile earlier…

A match across all borders – fun, learnings and surprises

“We have made it!!!” The students from a Middle School in a rural town close to Coimbatore, South India, are happy when the game ends. They are happy because it’s just two days till the holidays at school will start. And: they are happy because in the hygiene action game against ten managers from all…

Indian beach time

After a business meeting in Mumbai and good discussions with local colleagues about our social entrepreneurial and employee- driven activities in the rural and tribal areas of South India I have finally arrived in Cochin. It’s just a short stop before going to the project area (in Anaikatti border region between Tamil Nadu and Kerala)….

Challenging bridges and traffic jams in the Himalayan paradise

I have never seen so many bridges within a few hours trip as today. On a trip from Leh to Lama Yuru, around 140 km. Probably, there are places in the world where many more bridges exist in a similar distance. A matter of perception, I assume. For me there were simply many bridges to…

Does business mean you loose a part of yourself?

Curious, open-minded, proud of what they have and at the same time keen to learn, community based – that’s what amazes me again and again when I visit tribal villages. “A huge part of me is not present any more, while focusing on the business perspective only it seems that I have forgotten and lost…

Talking to an artist from Cochin, India

  I’m back in India. It’s Saturday morning and before going back to our project area in the hinterland of Coimbatore I talk to a few local people at Fort Cochin, in Cochin: Here are the famous Chinese Fishing nets and a tourist place, too. How does life look here? A young artist gives some…