Did you play Santa this Christmas?

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Two weeks back we asked you to guess a little wish for our young friend. Today is the LAST day to send entries! Remember all you need to do is reach us (email/ Facebook/ comment) with 2 lines of a wish that you guess he is making! If it’s the cutest, we send a secret gift…

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Monday Inspiration: What is success?

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We found this fantastic video for all your guys today. In our daily lives, we often struggle with definitions of what success is. We fail multiple times and many things we plan for do not go in the direction we intend. And for the distressing times as those, what moves us forward? Who is your…

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Weekend Tips : Interesting reads for kids!

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Kids grow up reading all kinds of books. From Science, History to story books. Everyone knows that children love fantasies and short stories. That’s why today we were really feeling nostalgic about childhoods and wanted to share a few interesting reads for kids  that will trigger their imagination to higher levels. These are the 5…

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Artificial Jewellery Market: lives of Artisans in Delhi

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Last week we shared some research with you on the Artificial Jewellery Market and lives of artisans in Jaipur. As a part of that same project we also worked with artisans in Delhi.   Artisans in Delhi In Delhi we interviewed 268 artisans. We were in areas including Dariyaganj, Patparganj, Loni, Kashmiri Gate, Delhi Haat, Shastri Nagar,…

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Rag Pickers In India: Not painting a good picture

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India has an estimated 17 million child workers – the highest incidence in the world. According to a report by UNICEF, about 12% children in India aged 5-14 are engaged in child labour activities, including Rag Picking   Anyone who’s been to India has seen little kids near large areas of dumped waste, some of…

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MIEF hiring: We want you!

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Hiring social media intern starting January 1, 2014 MIEF is currently in hiring mode and that’s very exciting for us. We are looking for a (paid) social media intern position. Here are some of the key considerations: You should enjoy writing You will need to be liking social media. Previous experience on various platforms is…

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Monday Inspiration: Your deepest fear

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As we think back on the impact the great leader Nelson Mandela has had on Africa and the world as a whole, we share with you one of his sayings that resonated with us the most. Think about it as you push yourself this week, what is holding you back from being great? How could…

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Weekend tips: Why eat organic/ bio food?

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Organic Food refers to food free of pesticides, chemicals, preservatives and all the other unsafe substances commonly found in processed food. We wanted to share a few reasons on why it may help for us to consume bio/ organic food, here are a few. Wish you a healthy weekend, and come back on Monday to…

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MIEF Research: Artificial Jewellery Artisans in Jaipur

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Artificial Jewellery Market: lives of Artisans   With the support of the R&D Division O/O Development Commissioner Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, MIEF conducted a very interesting piece of research in Delhi and Jaipur in the artificial jewellery market supply chain. MIEF researchers interviewed and met with over 500 artisans in Delhi and…

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Life Expectancy In India : An Overview

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According to the Population Reference Bureau’s 2000 World Data Sheets, life expectancy at birth for Indians is between 60 and 61 years Most people from developed countries, even most Asians on an average longer than most Indians.                    Region Life Expectancy at Birth Population > 65 years…

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