Sankalp Forum, a platform that supports socially relevant small and medium enterprises, republished Gateway House's Director Manjeet Kripalani's article. Kripalani blogs about the hurdles social entrepreneurs in India face and the alluring idea of an India-South East Asia Social Enterprise Corridor.
Gateway House's Director Manjeet Kripalani was quoted in an article published by The New York Times about the recent election results in five Indian states and the women voters' role in these elections.
Uttar Pradesh (UP) is going to the polls this month and the results will have implications even beyond India. However, Mayawati, the Chief Minister of UP, will encounter big challenges for re-election as the state faces major problems such as poverty and an inefficient education structure.
Studying Mayawati's legacy in Uttar Pradesh, Manjeet Kripalani argues that despite pervasive corruption in the state , Mayawati has been successful in doing two things - instilling pride in the Dalit and ensuring that the benefits of the poverty programmes reach the poor.
The 2012 elections in Uttar Pradesh are proving to be a four-way fight, where votes may get split evenly between the four main parties. However, Mayawati, of the ruling-BSP party, has her people listening rapt with attention.