Small Wonders

The Power Of Giving

ONE evening I was in a giving quandary – a situation many will relate to. It was an after-dinner outing with friends, sitting in a car like many other groups, in front of a famous dessert cafe in Bengaluru. The norm is that the waiters come to you, take your order, you eat your chosen guilty pleasure…

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Happy to Report

Teaching Children, Cop Uncle Style

ON Teacher’s Day, nostalgia hits us and takes us back to school and college days. In between the laughs and learning, we remember the teachers who have probably played the most influential part in our growing years. Often it’s their voice in our head, telling us right from wrong. Today, we celebrate them, their effort…

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Change Your Mind

How To Make Employee Volunteering Work

By GAYATRI DIVECHA —- MOST companies, and especially those with significant CSR budgets, have dedicated time and resources to running employee volunteering programmes. Yet, we’ve all heard of the school that got painted multiple times over, or the clean-up drive that resulted in a pristine beach for 48 hours, only to attract another group of well-meaning…

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Small Talk

Small Talk With Urvija Sanghvi

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four questions, not necessarily about their work, but about themselves. This week we catch up with Urvija…

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Small Talk

Small Talk With H.R. Rajendra

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four questions, not necessarily about their work, but about themselves. This week we catch up with H.R.…

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Change Your Mind

Sex, Death And Charity

By SARA ADHIKARI —- STRUNG together, these three words seem like an odd combination or, at best, click bait. But in my experience, all of them are linked by the squirm factor that private conversations on the subjects inevitably evoke. Take my dearly departed dad, for instance, or Baba as I called him. As a…

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Fundraising Is Selfless – Just Do It!

By MICAH BRANAMAN SHARMA —- THE festive season is here once again! As families come together to celebrate a variety of festivals from Navaratri, and Durga Puja to Dussehra and Diwali, consumer spending traditionally skyrockets. To harness the excesses of consumerism for good, #DaanUtsav, literally the donation festival, kicks off in tandem with this celebratory…

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