For the longest time, we have been distinguishing countries, economies and people into the two buckets of developed and developing. But does that still hold true? It is time we look beyond our binary distinction of countries and cherish the progress they have made so far!

World map showing the distinction between developing and developed countries

In my 28 years of existence, I have seen India grow and mature into a society where in income levels have improved, life expectancy has gone up significantly, both child mortality rate and female fertility rate have declined, literacy rate has been on the rise and access to affordable primary health care is undergoing…


Poverty is a 800 million people problem. Time and again, we have failed to create the right system, implement the right policies and provide the right incentives. The poverty trap is very much real. So what can we do about it ?

Cupped hands. (Source: The Guardian).

Poverty is not just about having little or no money to meet basic needs, it is so much more than that. “Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not having access to school and not knowing how to read. Poverty is not having…


As water stress increases beyond alarming risk levels, as we grow more unaware of our consumption and as water systems dry out, water poses the greatest security threat the world has ever known. Much greater than even oil.

Water is one of the most unique resource known to peoplekind and its behaviour poses a strange paradox.

We can all attest to the fact that water sustains life. In fact, our entire existence can be traced back to water. Almost every civilization in the history of peoplekind, was built around water.


How one technology has the potential to revolutionize the world we live in. For the good. For the better.

Prior to the 1400's, knowledge was limited to a few regions and was consumed mostly through inscriptions on stone, caves and handwritten scrolls. The invention of the printing press circa 1440, helped make knowledge more widespread and solve the knowledge gap. Then came the steam engine giving birth to the industrial revolution and making energy more readily available and solving the energy gap. Combing both knowledge and energy, the invention of the internet in the 1900’s made distances seem small and…

Sanket Mehta

Envisioning a better future, and everyone’s included. Above and beyond sustainability and social impact #changemaker

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