Category Archives: India

Ecosphere Spiti Valley – A Spitian Adventure

Spiti Valley, “The Middle Land” is situated at an ancient crossroads of the Tibetan & Hindustani civilizations deep in the high Himalaya of Himachal Pradesh at altitudes ranging from 3000m up to more than 6000m. At least 3 days from … Continue reading

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The Story of Goecha La – Insights on Sikkim & The Business of Himalayan Trekking

I have recently returned from the incredible experience of trekking Goecha La, a 5000m (16,500ft) pass in the North Eastern Himalaya in the Indian State of Sikkim. The state of Sikkim is a world of its own when compared with … Continue reading

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Microfranchising & Meso-Lending in India

According to a report from the Acumen Fund, a pioneer and leader in the impact investing world, microfranchising is “a development tool that leverages the basic concepts of traditional franchising, but it is especially focused on creating opportunities for the world’s … Continue reading

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Kinara Capital – Borrower Profiles

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The Dawn of Solar

Humankind has been mesmerized by the power of the Sun for millennia. The idea of a sun deity is pervasive across many religions, cultures & geographies including the Egyptian Sun God, Ra, the Hindu Sun God, Surya, the Greek deity … Continue reading

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Solar Sunday

This past Sunday I had the privilege to meet fellow solar energy enthusiasts Catlin Powers, Co-Founder of One Earth Designs, and Colonel Varma, a retired Indian Army veteran for Sunday brunch. This was no ordinary meal however. Everything we ate … Continue reading

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Bangalore: The Garden City

Bangalore, known as the “Garden City” or the “Silicon Valley of India” is a city of about 8.5 million people and the capital of the south Indian state of Karnataka. The city is booming with the energy of an emerging … Continue reading

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