Author: Your Philanthropy Story

Its your battle – fight it yourself

I was warmly welcomed into Subhashini (Subha) Vasanth’s home. Subha – a lady full of energy, sporting a beaming smile meets me and instantly makes me feel very comfortable. I am slightly in awe, as I am sitting with the 2016 Neerja Bhanot Awardee. I settled down and we got started. IN CONVERSATION WITH SUBHASHINI VASANTH On her start to the philanthropy journey Subha is a trained and renowned classical dancer. She was a full-time fauji wife and traveled with her husband to each of his postings and taught dance to the people in that location. Subha’s husband, Colonel Vasanth Venugopal,...

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Influencing a Million Lives with Mango as Means!!

I was driving past the busy outer ring road and KR Puram junction, saw a couple of fruit vendors selling fresh mangoes and apples. The thought of parking the car to the side crossed my mind, but the mere feeling of hearing unpleasant honking, made me drive past the stalls. I really missed eating those fresh fruits! Also fruits in Bangalore, look all nice and shiny with loads of wax and chemicals, that I always miss biting into a freshly plucked organic succulent mango from the backyard of my grandparents’ home in coastal Karnataka -memories from my childhood days!...

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Come, let us reclaim the Garden City Status

IN CONVERSATION WITH RAMYA SATEESH Giving has been a way for you. What got you interested in the first place and how has it evolved? Bangalore is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. With a population approaching 9 million, it produces around 4000 tonnes of solid waste each day. Most of this is dumped in land fill sites near villages on the city’s outskirts. Being born and brought up in Bangalore, it’s sad to see how the city has gone from being a garden city, to garbage city, traffic city and the likes. I know a lot of people...

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Paving the green course beyond discourse with young minds

In Conversation: Srinivasa Raju, Chairman Unnathi Construction and Vyasa Educational Trust Giving has been a way for you. What got you interested in the first place and how has it evolved? It all started in 2000, when I met Mr. Munshi who was the champion of planting trees in Karnataka and was also the founder of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. He invited me to join the green revolution he was planning and lit the green agenda in me. Together we started the “Vana swanvandana Trust”. Under this trust, for the first time in Karnataka we got pontiffs from 39 different...

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Business measures money, while philanthropy measures smiles

I was welcomed very warmly at the front desk, and led to an open office. I see Guru from his evening walk giving a high five to his colleagues. He has finished his quota of 10,000 steps. The atmosphere at work is extremely upbeat and everyone I see has one common accessory – a big smile on their faces. As we settled down, I asked- What is the secret of happiness at office? Guru says – keep things simple, be clean in approach and happy. This makes us more productive. Customers are happy, so it routes back to our employees,...

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