Browsing all posts from July, 2010.

7 Days 7 Ways

July 29th, 2010 | 2 Comments

Photo Courtsey ” Find your truth through whatever you do”, our teachers always say…Here’s few experiments towards that humble effort.” Monday : Joy of giving Embracing the wisdom that nothing lasts forever, we try to gift one of our favorite possession to someone random every monday. Doesn’t has to be big, expensive or significant but […]

Barefoot Solar Engineer

July 26th, 2010 | No Comments

Name: Gulab Devi.Location: Harmara, Rajasthan. Gulab Devi, 45, is completely illiterate. Gulab is one of the many Barefoot Solar Engineers (BSEs) working across eight Indian states (Rajasthan, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Uttaranchal, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Sikkim) to establish solar energy systems in areas where electric supply is either non-existent or highly erratic. The […]

The school-on-wheels

July 23rd, 2010 | No Comments

Name: Beena Sheth LashkariLocation: MumbaiAddress: Jagannath Shankarsheth MunicipalSchool Bldg., 2nd Floor, Room No. 54/55Grant Road, Nana ChowkMumbai 400 007Phone: +91-22-23826343Fax: +91-22-23859203Contact No.: +91-9821058655Email: bina@doorstepschool.org The school-on-wheels, a classroom in a bus, helps her reach entire communities of children outside the system: street kids, children of poor construction workers, seasonal migrants, and other representatives of the […]

The Beggar Who Gives Alms

July 5th, 2010 | 1 Comment

It was an unusual sight. A man in tattered clothes limping through school gates with a bundle of brand-new clothes to give away. In an age of rapid technology and rising standards of living- a world where we are told to provide for ourselves before thinking of others- Khimjibhai Prajapati sure knows how to let […]

Taking dance behind the bars…

July 1st, 2010 | No Comments

Classical dancer of West Bengal Alokananda Roy, had already been much loved and appreciated for her work. But she decided to go a step ahead and do her bit for the society. She designed a project and took the ‘Dance Therapy’ to the prisoners in West Bengal’s correctional institutions. Presidency Correctional Home had around 2,000 inmates, […]

Serving the roots…

July 1st, 2010 | No Comments

As soon as Govardhanram Patel got some stability in life, he teamed with 4-5 buddies; not to organize a Sunday-to-Sunday cricket match but to serve their roots. Navaagam, his native village near Ahmedabad, Gujarat; with a population of a 1000 at that time, had a lot of problems. And he decided to seek for the […]