BEYOND MONEY


Dr Nita Mukherjee 22 September 2012
Dr Nita Mukherjee finds a unique community eye bank in Jaipur It was a seminar organised in 2001 by the Eye Bank Association (Delhi) and LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI, Hyderabad) in Jaipur that triggered the foundation of the Eye Bank Society of Rajasthan (EBSR). The seminar sought to...

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N Madhavan  and   Harjot Kaur 08 September 2012
Blindness has not prevented Bhavesh Bhatia from setting up Sunrise Candles which allows  him to light up lives of handicapped people employed by him   Going from partial blindness at birth to complete blindness, Bhavesh Bhatia experienced the slow and painful process of watching the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 August 2012
The one source that a Mumbaikar can tap for information on any civic issue or education, is www.diehardindian.com, a website run by Karmayogi Pratisthan    In the year 2002, after eight years in the US, a young, rank-holding engineer, Gaurang Damani, returned to India, determined to...

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Dr Nita Mukherjee 18 August 2012
For terminally-ill cancer patients, Avedna Ashram in Jaipur is a haven, writes  Dr Nita Mukherjee   Avedna means absence of pain. While this is the one thing in life that all of us pray for, for the terminally ill, this hope alone can make life worth living. It is this hope that the...

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Aditya Govindaraj Aditya Govindaraj 04 August 2012
Aditya Govindaraj writes about how a mother’s quest to help her child overcome hearing disability has led to the creation of Sadhya Educational Trust The ability to hear and, more importantly, understand and speak sounds is one of the most challenging hurdles for a hearing-impaired...

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Judith Fernandes 21 July 2012
Judith Fernandes  writes about how this unique organisation is working to make life easier for the visually challenged and ensure that they become contributing members of society It all began one day in 1982 when a group of blind people decided to organise a one-day special workshop on...

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Seraphina D’Souza 07 July 2012
Disha provides free, confidential, one-on-one counselling for those who need to understand their finances better, says Seraphina D’Souza If you are having trouble paying your credit card dues, the worst thing you can do for your own long-term financial health is to ignore it or run away...

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Think Foundation is about blood, the key to our survival, and blood-related ailments, Alekh Angre reports Ironically enough, Think Foundation is not about thought, except that campaigning and coordination for blood donation is born out of good thoughts. Think Foundation is about blood,...

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 On the occasion of World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day, Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI) has organized a seminar ‘Living with Multiple Sclerosis’ on Wednesday, 30th May 2012 at Bombay Hospital, S P Jain Auditorium from 9.30 am to 1 pm. Issues faced by MS patients and their families...

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The Challenging Ones inspires physically challenged people to shine in sports and adventure, finds Alekh Angre   In 1999, Major Devender Pal Singh (now retired) lost his right leg in a mortar bomb explosion in the thick of Operation Vijay, better known as the Kargil War. On reaching the...

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An autonomous enterprise, SWaCH provides front-end waste management services, Savita Narayan reports SWaCH (Solid Waste Collection and Handling)—the institutional outcome of the trade union Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat—is authorised by the Pune Municipal Corporation to manage...

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Samatol Foundation saves children from straying into crime and tries to send them back to their homes Mumbai, the land of opportunities, attracts many in search of employment and glamour. Among them are innocent children, who run away from home and dream of making it big. Unfortunately,...

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Started in a small restaurant in Mumbai, Toybank aims to provide toys to under privileged children Toys are synonymous with childhood. They give children a reason to smile and to express themselves as well as to learn. Poverty pushes children into child labour and denies them their right...

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Children’s Rights in Goa is the first NGO set up specifically to address tourism-related child abuse Goa’s reputation as a great tourist destination is sometimes sullied by its murky underbelly that makes news headlines occasionally because of the dogged perseverance of activists like Dr...

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Seva Sahayog aims at engaging socially conscious corporate, groups and individuals, with NGOs of matching interests, Alekh Angre reports India has several grassroots NGOs in remote tribal areas, small towns as well as urban centres. Many earnest ones are born out of their founders’...

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Shukti Sarma 25 February 2012
Hariyali works in the field of protection and upgradation of ecosystem, Shukti Sarma finds more The spartan office of Hariyali (Thane, Maharashtra) has no employees. “We do not hire any staff,” declares Professor Punam Singavi, founder-member of Hariyali. “Everything is managed by people...

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Shukti Sarma 11 February 2012
Vatsalya dedicates itself to empower the vulnerable children to become responsible citizens in the mainstream, Shukti Sarma describes The genesis of The Vatsalya Foundation lay in a field project of students from Nirmala Niketan. They started working with the children living on the...

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Shukti Sarma 28 January 2012
Jeevan Aadhar Seva Sanstha works for homeless adults in Mumbai so that they can live with dignity and peace, Shukti Sarma reports It’s been almost 18 months since Sandip Parab, secretary of Jeevan Aadhar Seva Sanstha (JASS), applied for water supply connection for his centre for...

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Alekh Angre 14 January 2012
Nana Palkar Smruti Samiti provides free accommodation and food to poor patients from out of Mumbai, Alekh Angre reports Mumbai with its large hospitals, like Tata Memorial and KEM (King Edward Memorial) providing affordable treatment for critical diseases like cancer, attracts thousands...

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Shukti Sarma 31 December 2011
Narmada Kidney Foundation not only provides information about kidney diseases but also explains how they can be prevented, Shukti Sarma reports Each year, 0.3-0.4 million people in India develop end-stage kidney disease; only 10% manage to get treatment like dialysis or organ transplant....

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