Lead Story

Do-gooders Inc

A new class of entrepreneurs are walking the tightrope between profit and social impact. And they are here to stay

Soumik Kar

Hidden behind the innocuous facade of a typical two-storeyed, small-town shopping arcade in Vapi is a classroom like no other and yet like any other: plastic chairs are arranged in rows surrounded by computer desks lining the whitewashed walls, the students rise in unison excitedly mouthing a sing-song ‘good morning’, their eyes shyly evasive, but these are not impressionable children waiting to be moulded into adults.