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Moin Qazi

In participatory development, experts must see and respect the poor as clients

The perception that the poor do not have skills or would not be able to survive on their own is now being widely recognised as a myth.

16 Apr 2019 12:05 AM

Harnessing the power of mobile finance for the masses

Money can now be transferred quickly, efficiently and securely with a fraction of cost of other channels.

10 Apr 2019 2:22 AM

Mystic Mantra: The importance of knowing yourself

We begin our independent life when we emerge from the womb and slowly grow up into a web of alliances.

10 Apr 2019 1:26 AM

How SHGs continue to end poverty, liberate women

Given an opportunity to fight hunger and poverty, a poor woman proves to be a better warrior than a man.

03 Apr 2019 1:36 AM

Mystic Mantra: The symphony of religion and science

Einstein’s famous aphorism has sparked endless conjectures between believers and non-believers, each trying to appropriate his legacy.

27 Mar 2019 1:41 AM

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Mystic Mantra: Sweet are the uses of adversity

Prosperity is a mind booster but adversity is not without value; it is a great teacher.

22 Mar 2019 2:27 AM

Mystic Mantra: How to avoid life’s regrets

It was this simple message of the village girls that provided the emollient salve to his restless mind seeking a vision of an ideal life.

13 Mar 2019 1:40 AM

Development discourse killed by policymakers’ elitism

There are plenty of ethical questions to be asked from those who make a professional living out of their expertise in poverty and despair.

11 Mar 2019 12:38 AM

Horse sense, and the promise of inclusive development

Equal attention has to be paid to implementation gaps in order to achieve success.

06 Mar 2019 2:38 AM

Mystic Mantra: Change as a way of life

The traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.

26 Feb 2019 2:17 AM

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Checking unregulated deposit schemes can help the poor

India has always been a fertile ground for swindles that have bilked mostly low-income households of millions of rupees.

18 Feb 2019 7:03 AM

Financial access counts, but transactions matter most

High gender inequalities in access to formal credit have long manifested in India’s scarce gender-wise financial statistics.

13 Feb 2019 2:04 AM

Mystic Mantra: Healing through compassion

Compassion is often seen as a distant, altruistic ideal cultivated by saints or as an unrealistic response of the naively kind-hearted.

11 Feb 2019 6:42 AM

Development must look at the beneficiary’s perspective

Throughout my early work in villages, I remained frustrated by the small scale and slow pace of change.

11 Feb 2019 12:43 AM

Mystic Mantra: The greatest art

One of the greatest tragedies of modern man is the alienation and abandonment that haunt him.

06 Feb 2019 7:04 AM

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Women’s collectives are vehicles for female empowerment

Empowering women is the solution to many problems on a global level, right from poverty.

31 Jan 2019 7:21 AM

Mystic Mantra — Adhan: The Muslim call to prayer

The words of the adhan succinctly embody the basic principles of Islam and its teachings.

29 Jan 2019 12:51 AM

Education is an asset we cannot afford to neglect in India

The fragile foundation of basic education augurs a dim horizon for India’s future human capital.

28 Jan 2019 12:18 AM

Mystic Mantra: The modern man’s dilemma

The light of the scriptures, which was once a powerful beam that illuminated has slowly thinned out.

25 Jan 2019 12:08 AM

Micro-pensions can boost security for India’s elderly poor

Only 4 per cent households were covered under widow pension, 2 per cent retirement pension and 1.5 per cent under disability pension.

21 Jan 2019 4:58 AM

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