Jeevika Calls 1

Jeevika calls us to make history. Yes we are called to make history in our life time, in fact in the next three years. Few people in history has had such an opportunity. Jeevika  plans to  impact directly 12 million families or households that is about 72 million people spread over  a 100,000 villages. Yes we  live in epic times. Indirectly we stand to change the behaviour of 100 million people, change the social norms of how they…

"Jeevika Calls 1"

UN is 70. How Relevant is UN?

The UN is 70 years old. There are many views on the way the UN functions. A significant view is   that the  United Nations is both “flawed” and “indispensable.” That is the point of view of the Obama administration. The world sees  two different  UNs. One is the global institution itself. This “UN” is composed of departments, programs and agencies that deliver many essential services like peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance. I asked the editor of Himal…

"UN is 70. How Relevant is UN?"

A Healthy India in Seven Steps

Augustine Veliath Outlines Seven Steps to Make India a Healthy Nation of Healthy States. Every Indian has the right to the highest attainable standard of health. The country  already has  the medical knowledge and technology to save millions of lives, what we lack is a sense of emergency, a sense of compassion and fairness to our teeming millions who are marginalized and excluded and  an effective system to deliver care.Empowering health professionals to do their best, wherever they…

"A Healthy India in Seven Steps"

VAW- Who will Bell the Cat? Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore in Conversation with Augustine Veliath on VAW (Violence Against Women). The very beautiful and talented Sharmila Tagore recently addressed leaders of local governments, on the occasion of the Panchayati Raj Foundation Day. She chose to speak about violence against women (VAW). On the sides of the event, I had a chance to interview her. She firmly believes that when it comes to violence against women the local self governments can bell the cat. She…

"VAW- Who will Bell the Cat? Sharmila Tagore"