TBI Book Giveaway #5: ‘Poor Economics’ by Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo

India is a country that lays claims to a third of the world's poor. When faced with such widespread poverty, it is imperative that we try to understand the poor and their motivations. In their fascinating book titled 'Poor Economics', Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo try do just this, and present startling facts and inferences from their many experiments, to think of innovative ways to end poverty. We give our readers a chance to win a copy!
The Lady and the Peacock

TBI Giveaway #4: The Lady And The Peacock – The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma

International Women's Day 2013 is on 8th March. Here at The Better India, we are paying tribute to the indomitable spirit of women in our own special way. Starting with the giveaway of a book on one of the most remarkable women of our times, to several stories of women with exceptional grit and determination, who are working to bring about a positive change in their communities. Join us as we celebrate the women around us, and thank them for their infinite sacrifices and courage to hold on and make things better.
The Man Before The Mahatma

TBI Book Giveaway #2: The Man Before The Mahatma

Here's your chance to participate in TBI Book Giveaways and walk away with insightful and interesting titles on India. This week we are giving our readers a chance to win a copy of 'The Man Before The Mahatma: M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law' by Charles DiSalvo. Read more for details.
Many times, the mid-day meal is the only food the children get to eat in the entire day, and forms one of the biggest incentives for them to come to school. An example of a successful public-private partnership, the Akshaya Patra mid-day meal program has been able to achieve outstanding cost and delivery efficiency by employing innovative technology, superlative management skills and smart engineering.

TBI Photo Essay: Akshaya Patra – How To Make 1.5 Million Meals In Less Than 5 Hours

Akshaya Patra Foundation is the largest non-governmental partner of the largest school lunch program in the world - the Indian mid day meal program. Started with a vision that no child should be deprived of education due to lack of food, the mid day meal program in many cases affords a strong incentive for students to come to school and for parents to seek out education for their children. With several noteworthy innovations to its name, Akshaya Patra has scaled new heights in efficiency and continues to amaze. Our team visited one of their centralized kitchens recently, and have lots to show and tell.