Category: Women Empowerment

Blazing her own trail

It’s been more than 15 years since I saw my classmate Bhumika. I was all excited to see her … We met at coffee day square… Bhumika: Smitha, it’s so great to see you! Smitha: Same here, Bhumika. What’s up? Bhumika: Just give me 10 minutes, I need to take this call. For the next 15 minutes, she had her headphones on and was busy on her laptop, while I drank my masala chai. Bhumika: Extremely sorry, I had to keep you waiting. Now, tell me… What’s special in the US? Smitha: I’m surprised to see you leading a...

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Borderless is more than an organization name, it’s all about crossing their own limitations.

A conversation with Adhik Kadam, Co-founder Borderless Foundation. How did you get started on your philanthropy journey? I was born and brought up in Poona, after 12th standard, when I was in my first year of graduation, I went on a study tour to Kashmir. I was student of political science and went there to study article 370, the Kashmir pandit crisis, and why they were pushed out of J&K. This was in 1997 and was a 15-20 day program. The 20-day program turned into a three-and-a-half-month program with little resources and money. Post this journey to Kashmir between...

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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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