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Big Change At Small Change

IN a rare instance of nonprofit mergers, Small Change has joined forces with GiveIndia, India’s first and largest giving platform – to scale giving from ordinary citizens and make a meaningful impact on alleviating poverty. Both organisations only raise funds for nonprofits.  The two platforms pooling together is a result of their mission alignment to…

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Custodians Of Compassion And Country

HABITUALLY omitted from history books, women are often the torchbearers of resistance against injustice. Though just 14 of the 102 Indian independence activists listed on Wikipedia are women, India was one of the first nations in modern times to boast a female leader, Indira Gandhi, in 1966. And while history honours Dr B R Ambedkar as…

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Five Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas

ARE you planning to be a Secret Santa for colleagues or family? Or confused about what Christmas present to get for who?   As merry as the season can be, the thought of buying appropriate gifts for everyone can be stressful.  Here are five eco-friendly gift ideas that are not only easy on your pocket but…

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Rural Women Breaking Stereotypes

EARLIER this year, Period. End of Sentence, a film on menstruation, set in rural India won the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 91st Academy Awards. More than the award, it was the recognition of the quiet, women-led revolution in Harpur village, near Delhi, that felt like an achievement.  Along with the…

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An Eco-Friendly Love Story To Inspire You

GRETA Thunberg has become the most powerful voice advocating for global climate action, inspiring youth to fearlessly stand up for their future. Her explosive speech at the recent UN Climate Change Conference was a perfect example of that fearlessness – and is exactly the wake up call the world and it’s leaders so desperately need.…

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The Power Of Giving

ONE evening I was in a giving quandary – a situation many will relate to. It was an after-dinner outing with friends, sitting in a car like many other groups, in front of a famous dessert cafe in Bengaluru. The norm is that the waiters come to you, take your order, you eat your chosen guilty pleasure…

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Tomorrow Is Too Late

CLIMATE change is a global emergency. Even if you don’t think you feel the effects of this phenomenon, they’re here.  Do you hate how it gets hot earlier and stays hot longer throughout the year? Global warming has led to “prolonged periods of high temperatures”, which lead to wildfires, droughts, and other crises. Exposure to…

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Five Women Who Upheld Freedom

AS Rakshabandhan coincides with Independence Day this year, today’s post is dedicated to the women whose actions contributed to India’s freedom. Here are inspirational quotes from five of them – to remember their lives and achievements and celebrate what they fought for. 1. Sarojini Naidu A.k.a the ‘Nightingale of India’, Sarojini Naidu was a celebrated poet. She took…

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Have The Time Of Your Life And Give Back

PEOPLE take up all kinds of crazy challenges to raise funds for charity. Climbing the Great Wall of China, running marathons, jumping out of aeroplanes – or even travelling from Alaska to India to drive an auto-rickshaw 3,000km from Kochi to Jaisalmer! This is what is universally known as a “charity challenge”. The point of…

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