Dreams – a soccer game with Ronaldo in the Nilgiris

“Kotagiri is a beautiful Hills Station located in the Nilgiris Hills. About 33 km southeast of Ooty. It is believed to have the world’s second best climate.” That’s how the place is described in Wikitravel. But it is also a place where ancient tribes are living who up to now have been practicing a lot…

There is no problem – we are in India

Tonight, I had booked a flight from Cochin to Coimbatore. The flight was cancelled. Things happen. It happened two months back in France and now here … there were no further flight options for today. For getting more information and/or refunding people gathered at the Air India customer service. Indian style: From the right, the…

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)….

Rich or poor? It depends on our perception

All is just as rich or poor as the context we are aware of. But seeing two worlds in one pic gives an idea how big is the challenge to make change for better happen: Dubai vs Rural India – where do you prefer to live? Think twice before deciding. Which is your favorite and…

Indians who drive economy in Kenya 

A trip to Kenya –  with “Indian surprises” Yesterday I’ve arrived in Nairobi, Kenya.  I’ve never been there before. Nairobi is called Africa’s Sillicon valley and besides digital omnipresence also social entrepreneurship plays an important role. An ideal destination to discover more … After an interesting meeting in the morning I decided to visit the…

A “close to earth” function in a tribal village in India

It is always amazing to learn about different cultures, how people behave and how they stay together and celebrate in special events. I had several times a chance to take part and to enjoy ceremonies and local functions during my travels in India.  Sometimes I wonder how these people would think and feel about village…