Author: Your Philanthropy Story

Blazing her own trail

It’s been more than 15 years since I saw my classmate Bhumika. I was all excited to see her … We met at coffee day square… Bhumika: Smitha, it’s so great to see you! Smitha: Same here, Bhumika. What’s up? Bhumika: Just give me 10 minutes, I need to take this call. For the next 15 minutes, she had her headphones on and was busy on her laptop, while I drank my masala chai. Bhumika: Extremely sorry, I had to keep you waiting. Now, tell me… What’s special in the US? Smitha: I’m surprised to see you leading a...

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Your Guardian Angel Against the Puncture Mafia

I had read about our “Nail Man” Benedict in newspapers and social media. I was excited to meet him in person … Shivoo: Thanks for giving me your time. Benedict: The pleasure is mine. Shivoo: What keeps you motivated? Benedict: My friend quit her job because of frequent punctures! A small nail on the road can change the life choice of someone. I knew my calling was right.”My Road, My responsibility”. Shivoo: Have you achieved your goals? Benedict: For the cause, a long way to go. For self, my ego requires more puncture so that I can be more...

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One radiologist for a lakh of people; How do you fill the gap?

Surprisingly the drive to reach Whitefield office of Dr.Arjun Kalyanpur was not bad ! As I walked in to his foundation, I could see a diagnostic center, tele radiology department, an outpatient center, a training center and an auditorium all tucked in a nice place. Shivoo: The place looks so vibrant with energy Arjun: <Smiles> A reflection of me I guess Shivoo: How do you manage it all? Arjun: If you love what you do, you can balance work-life easily. My wife, Sunitha is a Chief Dreamer and I am the Chief Pusher in our company and foundation. Our...

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Getting stronger and independent after depression

Whoever meets the boy surely is filled with a sense of purpose. This instantly brings a lot of joy From Homeless to Employed Shivoo: Why do you come to this house so often ? Bhaskar took me to a boy and introduced me to him Boy: hello uncle how are you? Shivoo: Fine, how about you? Boy: <Smiles> Super ! Despite him unable to sit, he made an effort to give me a smile ! Bhaskar: The boy you just met is Rakshit. He is 9yr old now. He was found in a dustbin in Mysore with a huge infected...

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The need is for Environmentally Responsible and Socially Inclusive Waste Management

A recent newspaper article stated that, “As prosperity grows, 62 million tonnes of garbage is generated everyday by the 377 million people living in urban India, now the world’s third-largest garbage generator. ~100k acres  land needed to hold trash of a1B Indians for 25 years. The end-point being 80% of India’s urban waste ends up in rivers. What does this mean for collecting and processing – 60% of urban India waste collected and <5% processed!” With the speed at which India’s metro and tier II cities are growing, there is a lot of waste that is being generated directly...

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