Nalanda university

The Ancient Indian University Which Is Taking Students Again After 800 Years!

The much awaited Nalanda University started its academic session on September 1, 2014 with 15 applicants from across the globe. NU was once one of the greatest universities in the world before it was destroyed by Turkish leader Bakhtiyar Khilji. Known for the great library and strong built which took over three months to burn down, Nalanda University is once again ready to train scholars from across the world. Know more about the latest developments and its fascinating history.
The social venture has provided employment to thousands of farmers and curbed migration to cities

TBI Social Enterprise: Green Leaf Energy – A Sapling That Brought A Sea Of Change!

Some stories, some people, some initiatives, make the passersby pause and take note. These are stories of courage, of passion, of change and of unparalleled determination. Kumar Ankit, an alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur, is an epitome of all that a social entrepreneur needs to be. He is all of 25, but the milestones which he has achieved are not just remarkable but awe-inspiring too. Read on
Ahar Pyne system in Gaya, South Bihar; Image courtesy: Hindi Water Portal

TBI Videos: Magadh Jal Jamaat Helps Revive 2000-year old Flood Water Harvesting Systems in Gaya, Bihar

Magadh Jal Jamaat, a loose network of progressive individuals in Gaya has been successfully able to revive over a dozen abandoned water sources and have instilled in people the need to create, clean up and conserve several lakes and ponds in the region. The problem of water scarcity had been of late afflicting the region, which once had a good system of ponds. But through their efforts, the group has managed to revive the traditional methods of irrigation, which are now more effective than the largest irrigation system in the area.
Overall it was an enlightening experience for the children at the school as well as the Nirmal Bharat Yatra team as they learnt from each other.

The Nirmal Bharat Yatra – Breaking the Menstrual Taboo And Other Barriers

Aneesha Menon, an India Water Portal Fellow, travels with The Nirmal Bharat Yatra (Great WASH Yatra) to understand the mindset in rural India on health and sanitation issues and to educate young girls on menstrual cycle and hygienic practices. While the lack of awareness is shocking, Aneesha finds an eagerness to learn and adapt which is encouraging. On visiting two schools to take a survey, she is happy to note that their visit seems to have left a positive impact on the young minds.
300,000 children in Class 9 read one book once a week with their teachers and complete the skills project activity over the weekend

Going to School – The Power of Stories In Creating Entrepreneurs

Going to School reaches out to the most underprivileged children with a high dropout rate and encourages them to follow the path of entrepreneurship. What's more, this is achieved through the medium of telling inspiring true-life stories and by imparting business skills ranging from relationship-building to making cash flow statements.