Category Archives: india

Social entrepreneurs: Submit a Project/Idea to Spark the Rise and win up to Rs. 40 lakhs!

Mahindra has launched a platform to connect social entrepreneurs across India—, and social enterprise can benefit from being a part of it.

Here’s why:

  • You can win a grant between 2-4 lakhs during their monthly rounds, and between 10-40 lakhs during their Grand Finale.
  • You can use to connect with volunteers, funders, donors, and experts
  • As a winner, you would receive high-level training and mentorship from top performing social entrepreneurs, and be connected to a pan-India network
  • As a winner, you could gain national visibility—some of their winners will be featured by major media outlets, such as Times Now

I encourage you to submit your idea/project (NGO, non-profit, for-profit) today! There are only a few days left for Round 1 of their entries. You can find more information on

(If you have any questions, you can reach out to


e-Governance in India – Useful Links

Got this via a friend on email

information and useful links to avail various Citizen Services being provided by the Central & State/UT Governments in India . The list, however, is not exhaustive, as they are committed to adding more and more information about other services for which citizens and other stakeholders need to interact with the Government.

*   Birth Certificate <>
*   Caste Certificate <>
*   Tribe Certificate <>
*   Domicile Certificate <>
*   Driving Licence <>
*   Marriage Certificate <>
*   Death Certificate <>
*   Search More – How do I <>

Apply for:
*   PAN Card <>
*   TAN Card <>
*   Ration Card <>
*   Passport <>
*   Inclusion of name in the Electoral Rolls <>
*   Search More – How do I <>

*   Land/Property <>
*   Vehicle <>
*   With State Employment Exchange <>
*   As Employer <>
*   Company <>
*   .IN Domain <>
*   GOV.IN Domain <>
*   Search More – How do I <>

*   Waiting list status for Central Government Housing <>
*   Status of Stolen Vehicles <>
*   Land Records <>
*   Causelist of Indian Courts <>
*   Court Judgements (JUDIS ) <>
*   Daily Court Orders/Case Status <>
*   Acts of Indian Parliament <>
*   Exam Results <>
*   Speed Post Status <>
*   Agricultural Market Prices Online <>
*   Search More – How do I <>

*   Train Tickets Online <>
*   Air Tickets Online <>
*   Income Tax Returns <>
*   Complaint with Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) <>
*   Search More – How do I <>

Contribute to:
*   Prime Minister’s Relief Fund <>
*   Search More – How do I <>

*   Send Letters Electronically <>
*   Search More – How do I <>

Recently Added Online Services:
*   Tamil Nadu: Online application of marriage certificate for persons having registered their marriages <>
*   Tamil Nadu: Online District wise soil Details of Tamil Nadu <>
*   Tamil Nadu: View Water shed Atlas of Tamil Nadu <>
*   Tamil Nadu: E-Pension District Treasury Tirunelveli <>
*   Meghalaya: Search Electoral Roll Online by Name (2008) <>
*   Meghalaya: Search Electoral Roll Online by EPIC number (2008) <>
*   Meghalaya: Search Electoral Roll Online by House number (2008) <>
*   Himachal Pradesh: Revised Pay and Arrears Calculator-Fifth Pay <>
*   Meghalaya: Search Electoral Roll Online by Part number (2008) <>
*   Andhra Pradesh: Online Motor Driving School Information <>

Global Navigation:
*   Citizens <>
*   Business (External website that opens in a new window) <>
*   Overseas <>
*   Government <>
*   Know India <>
*   Sectors <>
*   Directories <>
*   Documents <>
*   Forms <>
*   Acts <>
*   Rules <>
*   Schemes <>
*   Accessibility Statement <>

..for Leh Relief

Got this information via Dr. Madhukar Shukla – please help in any way possible
From: On Behalf Of Prabhakar Lingareddy

Subject: CSR for Leh Relief
You must be aware of the pioneering work beig done in the Himalagion and at Leh by PRAGYA (, a not-for-profit organisation started by Gargi and Sunil Pillai.The on the ground  situation is truly bleak after the recent natural calamity. To give you an idea, a migrant worker camp in Phyang village (one of the places where PRAGYA delivers education and health services) had 250 inmates, of which only 104 have survived. Several villages have been destroyed and many families have lost everything – houses, crops, belongings – and half their members as well.

PRAGYA has taken up rescue and relief operations through its field office in Leh. Pragya Leh staff and members from Gurgaon / other offices have put together a volunteer team that is carrying out rescue and evacuation of survivors to hospitals in the area, and supply of essentials (medicines, blankets, food, hygiene kits, etc.). There is  e normous work to be done for reconstruction and helping the people of Leh get back on their feet.

They could do with additional help from every quarter.

Contributions could be in cash and kind. They have a list of relief requirements for the immediate relief (essential supplies)- but those who would want to contribute in kind would need to check the need status on the day of contribution.

Contributions in cash could be be to following account:

Account name: Pragya R
Account no.: 002105000370
Bank: ICICI Bank Ltd.
(The above account is valid only for in-country contributions)

The Pragya Leh Relief Team is being coordinated by Nimisha Srivastava (office: 0124-4574518, mobile: 9213136468), and those interested in helping may contact
her. In case, you are not able to get through, please do drop me a mail.
Thanks and regards,



Analysis of a company’s Employment Brand on Social Media

We at 2020 Social ( recently compared the employment brand related conversations of two large IT firms on the social web by bloggers and on social networks.

The analysis looks at trends, themes and sentiments associated with these two IT firms over the period of one month (March 2010) It also has a representative recommendation section on how one of the firms can leverage the social web to build its employment brand.

Please note for confidentiality’s sake all identifiable data has been masked.

We would be happy to share this analysis with people who’d like to explore such a study for their own organization. Do send me a mail to with the subject: Request for Employment Brand Analysis

Do also go through our corporate blog at to understand what we do 🙂

2020Social Looking for 2 Consultants

If you’re interested in a cutting edge career advising clients on how to leverage social technologies and communities for business growth, then we at 2020 Social (website, blog, Facebook page, Twitter) are looking for Consultants and Interns.

Here’s more about the openings

Consultant (1): Location- Ideally Mumbai, but also Delhi or Bangalore

Role: Develop the digital marketing strategy and define the business case for social applications and community platforms for consumer and media clients. Establish thought leadership in the domain of how Indian consumers engage with web, mobile and social technologies through blog posts, white papers and conference talks. Set up the Mumbai office for 2020 Social and establish and grow client relationships. Over a one year horizon, manage a team of 5-6 Associate Consultants and Analysts.

Skills: Consumer marketing, digital marketing, business consulting, business development.

Background: MBA from IIM or equivalent with 4-6 years of experience.

Reporting to: Gaurav

Consultant (1): Location: Ideally Delhi or Bangalore, but also Mumbai

Role: Define the functional requirements for social applications and community platforms for clients. Work with internal account managers/ project managers and external design firms/ development firms to ensure that projects are delivered in cost and on time. Simultaneously, find opportunities to productize these social applications and community platforms as proprietary white label solutions that can be re-used across multiple clients. Over a one year horizon, manage a team of 5-6 Associate Consultants, Analysts and Designers.

Skills: User experience design, product management, project management, familiarity with Drupal and Facebook/ LinkedIn/ Twitter/ OpenSocial APIs.

Background: IIT/ NID or equivalent with 6-8 years of experience.

Reporting to: Gaurav

To apply go to this site.