Small Wonders

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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Small Wonders

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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Small Wonders

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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Small Talk

Small Talk With Dhirendra Pratap Singh

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four questions, not necessarily about their work, but about themselves. This week we catch up with Dhirendra…

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Change Your Mind

How To Make Employee Volunteering Work

By GAYATRI DIVECHA —- MOST companies, and especially those with significant CSR budgets, have dedicated time and resources to running employee volunteering programmes. Yet, we’ve all heard of the school that got painted multiple times over, or the clean-up drive that resulted in a pristine beach for 48 hours, only to attract another group of well-meaning…

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Small Talk

Small Talk With Shyamalee Roy

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four questions, not necessarily about their work, but about themselves. This week we catch up with Shyamalee…

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Small Wonders

Monsoon: A Blessing And A Curse

MONSOON. For some that word means fleeing to drier, sunnier lands for the summer. For others, it inspires happiness as it means cooler weather and plentiful rain.  80% of India’s total rainfall takes place between June and September as the southwest monsoon moves across the country.  India is lucky to have such a season as…

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