Category: Education

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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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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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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The shortest distance between two points is a straight line

Shivoo and I went to meet an old friend, Guru, Shivoo’s classmate from IIM Bangalore. His office was in the area where we grew up so it had its own charm, where we had eaten one too many mangoes, bhelpuri, broken couple of windows in our hay days of cricket … When we walked in, Shivoo was greeted by Ram. Shivoo: Can I meet Guru? (Before I could tell my name) Ram: Raju, Tell Guru, Shivoo has come to meet him Shivoo: <surprised> How did you know my name? Ram: You had visited us once last year ..right? Shivoo: I am impressed man! What was more impressive was...

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