Life@GiveIndia

Giving makes the world go round

Tolkein very famously says in The Lord of the Rings that “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it, there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” This for me sums up…

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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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Children, Delhi, Delhi Council for Child Welfare, Delhi NGOs, Founding Story, Orphans

How it began at Delhi Council for Child Welfare

Delhi Council for Child Welfare was established in the year 1952 by a group of 10 women. The Council first started its work among children who had been displaced, lost, or abandoned in the riots surrounding the partition of India in 1948 by providing them with mid-day meals and recreational activities. Over the years, they…

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Children, Kolkata, Turnstone Global, West Bengal

Turnstone Global

Dr. Kanchan Gaba, current secretary of Turnstone Global lost her vision at a very early age due to Glaucoma. Since then, she has been a student of Calcutta Blind School. During her school days, in the early 80s, she was a student member of The National Association of the Blind. Later, she pursued a Doctorate…

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Delhi, Delhi NGOs, Founding Story, Society for Child Development

How it began at Society for Child Development

Madhumita Puri, who is the founder of the Delhi-based Society for Child Development (SFCD), was a leading psychologist in the late 80s. She was amongst the top psychologists from AIIMS’ Genetics department. As part of her research, she was also working for disabled and mentally challenged (also known as Intellectually Disabled) kids. During her research,…

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