Visiting an elderly home in India – moments of emotions

India is a very young country in terms of demographics and in the next years they will be at the top of the world statistics. However, society is changing and the needs to take care for elderly is growing. In the last years I have observed that in many cities elderly homes have been set…

Visiting a Cocoon market

There are two big cocoon markets in Tamil Nadu (South India) where farmers bring in the early morning cocoons to. One of these markets is in Coimbatore. Farmers from 100 km away are coming here. 1.5 tons are sold daily at the market. Yesterday with our manager group participating in our Making More Health And…

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…