Small Talk

Small Talk with Percy Ghaswala

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 Percy…

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Happy to Report

King of Kindness

NOVEMBER 20th was Universal Children’s Day, a day set aside by the United Nations to promote the welfare of children globally, established with the adoption of the transformative doctrine on childhood rights, the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959. India celebrated the day together with the rest of the world until Nehru’s…

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Small Talk

‘Our Grandparents Wouldn’t Use Toilets’

OUR Small Talk for this week is a tad different. We are celebrating ‘November For Kids’ at Small Change, focusing on children and highlighting issues they deal with. So this week, instead of talking to a leader in the development sector, we talk to three teenagers who are supported by Mountain Children’s Foundation (MCF) based…

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Change Your Mind

Football: Game Changer On And Off The Pitch

AISHWARYA and Yuvraj are among the first team members of Shining Stars Football Club, a not for profit programme of PASS Collective who work with girls and boys from marginalised urban communities of Bengaluru, Karnataka. With our focus on children and youth this month, here the teenagers tell us how football has helped them face challenges,…

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Small Wonders

Dharavi boys join beach clean-up wave

SPARKED by one man, Afroz Shah, and joined by thousands, Mumbai’s Versova beach clean-up – the largest in the world – has turned into a movement that has inspired many. Amongst them are 22-year-old Saif Ansari and Adnan Khan, 20, from Dharavi, Asia’s biggest slum – and the most densely populated. While still in their…

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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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Small Wonders

5 Creative Fundraising Campaigns

INDIA’s tenth Daan Utsav just ended with tens of thousands of people celebrating the giving festival by donating their time, money, skills or even hugs.  As different kinds of donation campaigns flooded social media, the one thing that became clear was the need to stand out. The ease of electronic transactions has taken online fundraising…

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Change Your Mind

How To Build Our Own Silicon Valley

By ABHIJIT BHADURI —- FROM 2010 to this year, venture capitalists invested $168billion in firms in the Bay Area which accounts for almost a third of the total investments in America. Three of the world’s five most valuable companies are in the Silicon Valley: Apple, Alphabet (Google’s parent) and Facebook. They are valued at $2.5trillion.…

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Fundraising Is Selfless – Just Do It!

By MICAH BRANAMAN SHARMA —- THE festive season is here once again! As families come together to celebrate a variety of festivals from Navaratri, and Durga Puja to Dussehra and Diwali, consumer spending traditionally skyrockets. To harness the excesses of consumerism for good, #DaanUtsav, literally the donation festival, kicks off in tandem with this celebratory…

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