Promoting Indian textile heritage through cooperative society

Digital Cluster Development Programme’s Digikala—a project to support Ikat handloom industry of Odisha—participated in an event called ‘Alankrita’ in Bhubaneswar on July 19, 2019. The social gathering, attended by eminent designers and social entrepreneurs in the field, is an attempt towards promoting the dying traditional handloom weaving in the region and introduce weavers to wider…

Social media looms large

Sonal Singh Head – Corporate Communications Jindal Stainless Limited It was few years ago, much before Instagram became the rage, that I had concluded for myself that everything happens in life twice. Once, for real. And twice, for social media. Until the second follows (or even precedes) the first, the loop isn’t complete. Such is…

Mentoring young girls for a better future

Digital Empowerment Foundation and Facebook’s mentorship programme Going Online As Leaders (GOAL) is ready to roll out its first phase of implementation across five Indian states namely- Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha. The programme that uses virtual interface for mentoring young girls from rural and tribal communities, especially from backward and aspirational…

Rural entrepreneurs pacing ahead

The idea with which Smartpur was initiated is being reflected in the on-field activities taking place across the 100 Smartpur centres. The entrepreneurs who were associated with Smartpur have started developing the skill of entrepreneurship in the truest sense. They are no more restricting their services to their specific villages and now focus on growing…