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My Chennai Superkings!

My Journey at GiveIndia — Part I No, this is not in any way linked to IPL. This is a story of the heroes I met when I was in Chennai, only two weeks into my job at GiveIndia. I remember I had gone to Chennai, all the way from Kolkata, with only two bags in tow, to get…

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On giving, and not giving

India is a country with extreme disparities among its population. Typically in India, ‘Behind every successful person, there is another person’. If one is in need of something, there is another who has access to more resources and is capable to fulfill that need. Barring a few, every successful (whatever way one defines success) person…

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One Small Spark

By Kelly Munro IN a tiny village on the outskirts of Mumbai, one organization is making a huge difference. For over 29 years Vidhayak Sansad has been working with the most neglected and abused people in Thane district, educating them on their rights and their freedom to fight back. Through their dedication to make a…

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Beacon of Hope

By Kelly Munro   YOU have cancer, is a phrase so many will be told this year. ‘We can help you,’ is a phrase the Indian Cancer Society says to those that cannot help themselves. The Indian Cancer Society, based in Mumbai, has a 60 year history of saving lives. They have helped thousands of…

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Dreams of a Child

HEADING into Bihar, I wasn’t scared; I was anxious. Most people fear kidnapping, but seeing as I’ve been kidnapped before I felt my chances of survival were high. My concerns lay with visiting the Daudnagar Organisation for Rural Development, to make sure that our donations were being put to good use. I’ve traveled far and…

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