Articles and Interviews

An interview with Dr. Mrinmayee Bhushan, founding Director of the start-up firm, Mindfarm Novatech Private Ltd; consultant for IP and innovation for a DSIR-approved, not-for-profit research organization, APT Research Foundation, and a biosecurity analyst.

Tell me about the product you developed.

Mrinmayee: It all started because of the reluctance shown by a relative of mine to face the public after hair grew abnormally on her face during menopause. That prompted me to find a remedy for the problem. As a

Efficiently Measuring Progress Toward Poverty Alleviation

What did you have in mind that made you want to start Outline India?

Prerna Mukharya – Good data leads to robust policy making.

Before starting my journey with Outline India, I was a researcher working on grants with think tanks and universities. I realized that as a

Following Up On The Link Between Poverty And Mental Illness

It almost goes without saying, sometimes a person’s mental health problems can lead to poverty. And sometimes mental health problems don’t correlate with poverty. But, often, one comes with the other. The World Health Organization has made it fairly clear that the two interact closely

Personal Finance and Mark Twain

Like many people, I am a Mark Twain fan. Therefore, on a recent trip to Hartford, Connecticut I visited his historic home.

Browsing through the gift shop after the tour, the following book caught my eye, “Ignorance, Confidence, and Filthy Rich Friends: The Business Adventures of

Efficiently Measuring Progress Toward Poverty Alleviation

John Hoffmire: What did you have in mind that made you want to start Outline India?

Prerna Mukharya – Good data leads to robust policy making.

Before starting my journey with Outline India, I was a researcher working on grants with think tanks and universities. I realized that

It’s not income that determines charitable giving

The American people are no strangers to the spirit of charitable giving. A phenomenal figure from Charity Navigator shows that as many as 50 percent of American households donated money when the 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti.

This giving accumulated to $1.4 billion. Another example of American