Author: Your Philanthropy Story

Meet the SEEkers – Part 1

In conversation with the committee members of Tata Sherwood Apartments Owners/Residents Community Tell me about the philanthropic journey of SEE It all started on October 24th, 2014 and as an accident. One of the cook who works in a few of our houses collapsed the day before Diwali. His wife called to tell us that he was hospitalized and in serious condition. Doctor’s diagnosed that he had a hole in the intestine and there was pus. The doctors insisted that he be operated immediately. The hospital drew up a cost of 4.5 lakhs INR. As residents of Sherwood, we decided...

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My Vision – Make Mandya chemical free and implement agile farming techniques

IN CONVERSATION WITH MADHUCHANDAN SC Smitha: Why did you start your venture in Mandya? Madhu: When I wanted to come back to India from USA, I had enough opportunities in India. Transition was much easier. But when I look at people who have mass migrated to Bangalore from Mandya for the blue collar jobs, I saw that they don’t have an opportunity to come back to their roots if wanted to. So I wanted to be the change agent for them, hence Mandya. Smitha: That’s a wonderful thought. But why agriculture? Madhu: 25 years back, there was one general hospital...

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Believe in Ability than in Disability

I had a wonderful opportunity to meet Mahantesh, the founder Managing Trustee of Samarthanam Trust for the disabled, Aryabhatta International awardee and NDTW Spirit of Sport Awardee Shivoo: So how was the match? Mahantesh: We won the match today …Are you aware that our team is the winner of T20 Asia cup ? Shivoo: WoW ! whom did they play against in finals? Mahantesh: <Smiled> It was Pakistan ! Shivoo: How come its not covered by any newspaper? Mahantesh: Thats because its the BLIND T20 Asia Cup Shivoo: <Smiled> I know Mahantesh: My dream is to have an inclusive...

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Happiness is found in helping others

There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing: Happiness is found in helping others. What is the secret of happiness/giving at CSS Corp? Scientific research also provides compelling data to support the anecdotal evidence that giving is a powerful roadmap to personal growth and happiness. And that aligns with our belief at...

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I am more than an energetic quiz master. I am a SURVIVOR

As we walked along the corridor of IIM Bangalore, I could not help but notice a small placard placed outside a conference room. It read – “Dare to Give?  Join the conversation with the pioneers …Walk in” It was too tempting not to walk in! As I stepped inside the classroom, 5 guys sitting inside greeted me with a smile.  Shivoo: Hi! Just wanted to meet you and wanted to know more about your social initiative 1st Guy (Joseph): Its great that you want to hear us out. Let me introduce myself, I am a MC (master of ceremonies) during the...

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