social innovation ecologies

I'm using this blog to do the inelegant thing of thinking through a research project, so bear with me for a while. What I've come to realise over the past few months - spanning our research project into faith-based social action and time in Mumbai  - is that social innovation can happen at any time, … Continue reading social innovation ecologies

Civility vs conviviality: phone numbers, unmarked Christmas cards & Big Societies

Mumbai brings out the night owl in me. Of course my night owl might not resemble yours, or most people's for that matter. I do an uncanny impression of a baby sloth during most times of the day and in most conditions, but in Mumbai I regularly managed the near impossible task of staying awake … Continue reading Civility vs conviviality: phone numbers, unmarked Christmas cards & Big Societies

Of fragile messiahs and micro-corruption

It's probably unfair but not unlikely that people will conclude that India’s campaign against corruption stalled in Bombay. While 15,000 people braved the Delhi chill to express their support for Anna Hazare, less than 5,000 turned up at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (the original site, Azad Maidan, was considered too small; several of the city’s federalised … Continue reading Of fragile messiahs and micro-corruption