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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Small Talk

Small Talk With Sanghamitra Iyengar

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 Sanghamitra…

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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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Small Talk with Manju Vyas

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 Manju…

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Prometheus Unbound: Fire And Optimism In India

By CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA —- EVEN in the United States, a country that’s no stranger to monumental acts of philanthropy, Azim Premji’s generous gift for primary education in India created a ripple, generating headlines such as “India’s Bill Gates donates $2 billion” and “India’s Warren Buffett…” Although the money went into a trust to fund education…

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Small Talk With Ashif Shaikh

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 Ashif…

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GiveIndia Announcements

LetzChange merges with GiveIndia to boost crowdfunding for charities

100 deserving underprivileged kids will go to college this year, thanks to 1845 supporters from across the globe, who donated more than Rs. 69 lakhs in total to provide them scholarships. This was made possible by a campaign, “I Am The Change”, that was run by Team Everest, a Chennai based charity, using LetzChange’s crowdfunding platform. Over 300 such nonprofits…

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