Category: Education

Meaningful Education for All Must Be a Priority

“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...

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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...

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The small changes in mindset have a big impact on sustainability

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...

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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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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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