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Not that different than the car market

Not that different than the car market

While reading a Jalopnik article reflecting on the Indian car market, it struck me that the Indian car market is really not that different from the market for essential technologies. The author, Jason Torchinsky, a car blogger and first-time visitor to India, hit on a number of […]

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Learning from those who know the problem best

Learning from those who know the problem best

You can’t completely understand the problem until you learn about it from the people who know it best. This has been a personal philosophy that has grown stronger over the past couple of years. It’s been reinforced even more this winter. I’m Jen, and I’ve been working […]

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A reflection on 2012

A reflection on 2012

As we approach the end of 2012, we’ve taken some time to reflect on this past year. It has truly been a whirlwind. At this time last year, Diana was preparing to travel to India for our first pilot. We had a grand vision, a ridiculous amount […]

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State of Essmart – October 2012

State of Essmart – October 2012

From our monthly(ish) newsletter, which you can subscribe to here: Greetings from India! Essmart has been on the ground in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India for about two months now. Much has happened since our last email update. Selvan, our Director of Field Operations, has hired two sales […]

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Revisiting Essmart’s Vision at the Dasra Social Impact Program

Revisiting Essmart’s Vision at the Dasra Social Impact Program

A few months back, Selvan met a Dasra representative at a conference held at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. She told him about the Dasra Social Impact Program, an executive education program that trains decision makers of leading nonprofits and social enterprises across India. […]

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99.9%

99.9%

“An outsider’s understanding of local conditions in India.” This is something which both Diana and I, as co-founders of Essmart, have been told we have. I cannot argue with this statement. I am not Indian, I did not grow up in India, I am not aware of […]

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