World of Giving

8 Ways To Celebrate Daan Utsav This Year

The forces of good are rallying all around India. Daan Utsav is in the air and everyone is looking for ways to simply give! There are volunteer groups sprouting up in cities. Offices are holding collection drives. Schools are encouraging their students to give back. Communities are coming together to do their bit for each…

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Why You Should Make Giving a Habit

Think about some of your greatest accomplishments. Getting your dream job. Feeling healthy and fit after a period of committed workouts. Being able to afford that trip you have always wanted to take. What’s something they all have in common? They take time to accomplish. And usually involve a great deal of effort. That’s the…

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World of Giving

Giving as a Culture

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead If you walked in someone else’s shoes and feel what they felt, Would you treat them differently? Humans are an inherently social species. We have thrived because we take…

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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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Living is Giving at the Purkal school

The Purkal school is nestled in the Shivaliks, at the foothills of the Himalayas. It has roomy classrooms with a view of the mountains, away from the cacophony of traffic. I could spot birds and monkeys from the windows. Every year 25 students are enrolled. First the kids go through an entrance exam in which…

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