Small Talk

Small Talk With Fr. Paul Thomas

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 Fr.…

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Small Talk

Small Talk with Neichute Doulo

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 NEICHUTE…

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Uncategorized, Vidhayak Sansad

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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Traveller's tales, Uncategorized

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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Education

Empowering the Underprivileged

Vienthanpatty is a small village, 20kms away from Tirupptur town in Pudukottai district. When one enters the narrow village street one is taken aback by the slums and thatched roof huts. As we keep moving deep into the village, we could see the houses of the Chettinads of Tamil Nadu, who are rich business persons…

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Healthcare

How it all began at DEAN Foundation

Deepa Muthiyan, the founder of Dean Foundation was born in Renigunta, Andhra Pradesh and grew up in the Nilgiris. It has been said that very strong bonds are formed between grandmothers and granddaughters, both powerful and meaningful. Such was the relationship between Deepa and her grandmother. Her grandmother was a doctor herself who lived and…

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