Articles

  When I raise my fingers at someone, I don’t speak, but my hunger does! With a vision that reaches beyond the ordinary, strength of more than a hundred men, courage of a soldier and a willpower that never dies, Guliya Bai, the woman who strengthened the fragile lives of the deprived in...
  “The thought of launching this organisation started with me having a son who is dyslexic,” says Meenakshi Balasubramanian, Founder, Mutually Beneficial Activity (MBA) Foundation. MBA Foundation is a charitable trust at Powai in Mumbai that works for the rehabilitation of persons with...
  Insights-on a path to self discovery    ‘I’ is the fuel we need to burn to fly high (p15, Inner Realities,Insight Publishers, Bangalore, India, 2003).
  (A gynaecologist, mother, disability rights activist, life-skills coach and environmentalist, Dr. Neelam Sodhi, Founder of Ashirwad Trust, Ludhiana knows a thing or two about perseverance, dynamism, and faith. Excerpts from an interview with the winner of Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhani Award...
  Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhani (MSDS) is a Public Charitable Trust launched by Mr P. N. Devarajan and four of his friends in 1999 at Chennai. Its multi-pronged approach is targeted towards accelerating social citizenry.   “In order to create social consciousness, we should first...
  A visitor asked: What to do to get liberation (moksha)? M.: Learn what liberation is. D.: Should I do worship (upasana) for it? M.: Worship is for mind control (chitta nirodha) and concentration. D.: Should I do idol worship? Is there any harm in it? M.: So long as you think you are the body...
  Imran was a rag picker before he was picked up by the Vellore District Collector a few years ago. Now, Imran is in a foreign country working in a restaurant. Imran is one among thousands of children who have been rescued from the child labour system, and rehabilitated under the National...
  “While in first standard, I studied in 35 schools in a year’s time.” —Shankar, Founder, Tribal Society.