Small Is Beautiful

  • Internet changing life in Bihar, Orissa villages June 1, 2008

    Saurath (Bihar): A five-hour drive from Patna is one of the India's first BPOs being run out of a village, by the village, and for a large part, for the village. The people who live in Saurath village in Bihar had never heard of a computer, let alone use one just...
  • Small is beautiful: Meet Rajasthan's little wonders June 1, 2008

    Bhootia: Ayurveda hub Bhootia village would never find itself on a map. It's a tiny dot in Udaipur's Girwa block. And to Bhagwanlal Mehta, that is ironical. He could easily be mistaken for an avid gardener. But very few people know the value of this man and his...
  • 30 Minutes: Bengal's millionaires | Rajasthan's wonders | Bihar BPO June 1, 2008

    In the heart of Marxist West Bengal, forgotten entrepreneurs are quietly building their own industries. Unrecognized for their unique work: theirs is a story that is rarely told. Jaduberia: Shuttlecock success story Pritam Pandit grew up wanting to make music. But life had other plans for him. Two years ago,...