Monday, November 9, 2009

Rurban is a space that incorporates both rural and urban charectoristics- a person or a setting that is rural but with urban aspirations.

With the business seeking fortune at the bottom of pyramid and aspirations of rural and urban consumer getting less distinct, addressing the rurban customer is the challenge. As companies in India move to rural territories to expand their business-whether it is mobile phones for rural folk or real estate in small town- the rurbanites are rural folk who enjoy some advantages of city life. As a recent article in a national daily pointed out through rurban development will measure up to its name only when villagers can access all urban amenities without moving out of their villages

Monday, March 23, 2009

Development: A New Paradigm

How you can bring development in the backward area like Africa, Sudan, Bangladesh or few places in India? The obivious answer comes in a general mind is Donation. And this is the way used by an indivisual or other well organised body like UN or World Bank. But I believe "Development can not brought by donation or charity" or in other word these area does not want to be saved through these glimick rather they want the global community (So called social community) to acknowledge that through fair partnership (Investment) with global community they are capable of unprecedented growth.
Finally I would like to conclude my philosophy by saying "Respect rural/backward area by investing rather than trying to 'save' it".

Friday, November 7, 2008


Welcome to the world of ruralopedia.
This blog is created by me(Abhinav Suman), a person who wants to explore the set of community which is sometimes called as backward area dwellers by policy makers, rural by elite class community, and Bottom of Pyramid by biz world. Different persons has their different perspective toward these set of communities. Here I have tried to create a platform where each of these class of people can contribute their thoughts and enrich the knowledge base of those who wants to explore this world.
The present initiative came out of inspiration developed from a set of resourcefull and dynamic personality whom I interacted in recent past. The journey is ready to start from pune, India on Friday(07/11/2008).