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Enter the World of the Visually Impaired at the National Association for the Blind

It’s hard to believe that less than 100 meters away from the sprawling and flashy Phoenix Mills lies a world just the opposite – at the King George V Memorial, as you turn towards Mahalaxmi station, which is home to over a dozen NGOs. Quiet and bare, this world is home to people in need - street kids, orphans,...

Pay a visit to MESCO to be impressed by its professionalism and social impact

A visit to the nonprofit MESCO left me impressed – truly impressed – in more ways than one. From the variety of programmes being implemented to the manner of selecting beneficiaries, to the meticulous processes followed, to the compassion and patience of the staff shown towards the beneficiaries that approached them – where do I begin to explain how...

Did you know your old newspapers can help people in need?

How many times does the thought of helping the poor cross your mind? Do you act on that feeling or do you just let it pass? Unlike most of us, Mohammed Abbas Khatkhatay and his friends just could not let that feeling pass. Which is why instead of just talking about it, they decided to actually do something about it....

A trip to the grocery story I will never forget

As cliched as this may sound, the next time you make a face at what’s prepared for dinner at home or waste the last few servings of a dish,  do think about those who barely get a square meal a day. Seriously.Yesterday, I paid a visit to Pramani stores at Kurla. It is here that on the 6th of...

Lives changed by the Dignity Foundation

I spent the day at the Dignity Foundation from the 1st to the 5th of June, hoping to meet recipients of their rations programme. It is on the first five days of every month that recipients on this programme come down to collect the same. But it turned out that because of the pouring rains, most of them had...
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