“My students always told me that I was a subversed teacher. They said somehow you teach in a subversive fashion. I like that.” In conversation with Jyoti Thyagarajan, founder of Meghashala (school on the cloud) How did you get started on your philanthropy journey? Well the philanthropy technically didn’t start until a couple of years back. But it all links back to my teaching career which began a bazillion years ago when I married my husband Tyagu. I began my life as a teacher in Africa where we first lived for about 10-12 years. Teaching is the kind of profession...Read More
If quality is one’s focus then the concentration is on “how well” the job is done and not “how many”.
As I walk into this bubbly school, Parikrma Foundation, near Ashoka Pillar, Jayanagar, Bangalore, a group of kids playing in the ground run towards me shouting “Anna” (meaning brother), give me a tight hug and return back with a smile. Some kids stayed back with a barrage of questions ranging from “Who am I” to “Did you hear the thunder” to “Why are you so tall?” I was amazed at the outspoken nature and soft skills in these so called “Slum kids” which is rare to see in a reputed private school also …Just then Mrs. Shukla Bose, the...Read More
In conversation with Mahathi Parashuram, Head – Public Affairs & Marketing, Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd Tell me about the philanthropic journey of Grundfos India Grundfos was incorporated in 1945 by Poul Due Jensen. Grundfos Holding A/S is a pump manufacturer which offers sustainable pump solutions to the market. We are a premium pump brand and are a market leader producing over a 16 million pump units. Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India) a wholly owned subsidiary of Grundfos Holdings was established in March 13, 1998. It is responsible for sales of Grundfos products in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More