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A day at the slum

Our day at a slum in New Delhi was very interesting but also very uncomfortable! The majority of the people who lived there are garbage collectors. As soon as we walked into this area, we saw that the people were living side by side with the the garbage, tied in 10 feet+ large white bags! [...]

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Lakshay Badte Kadam (NGO)

My sister and I went to ‘Dastkar’, an NGO in Delhi, and met Ms. Laila ji, the chairperson and co-founder of Dastkar. Dressed in a crisp sari, with short bouncy hair, she seemed to be a strong woman with a modern outlook and very Indian values. Soon, in our conversation we found out [...]

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Ahsaay Baal Aashram

The other day, my cousin took me to an orphanage where they often go. The orphanage, Ahsaay Baal Aashram, is located and is surviving in a slum area called Nangloi. There were several boys there who are orphans, all adopted by this old man named Mr. Sharma. He started this orphanage with his [...]

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Spring is here !!!

Spring is here it seems! As I drove to work today – I was smiling and absorbing in the warmth of the beautiful shining sun and the sounds of the chirping of the birds! Why isn’t it like this every day I wondered and then realized that if it was like this every day, I [...]

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DASTKAR BAZAAR

Dastkar, an NGO, dedicated to the crafts society, sets up a bazaar in major Metropolitan cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi.  It’s definitely worth checking out this bazaar if you are interested in hand-made crafts and textiles from all over India!  Moreover, they set up workshops all day at the Bazaar for anyone who is [...]

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Back home …

Glad to be back home to my family and friends!  It had been long!!!  So long that I had started referring to ‘restaurants’ as ‘hotels’ ! Yup, that’s the Indian way to call a restaurant!  Yeah I was in India!  I traveled to the North, the South, the East, and the West of India and [...]

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The power of clothes

My sister asked me to look into an organization called Goonj to see if we can work on a collaborative with them.  I was really impressed by what they are doing so I decided to Blog about it.Goonj is an organization that simply puts clothing and other charitable products like furniture, books, medicine, etc to [...]

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We’ve been featured!

Awesome to wake up to this — an indian summer features ichcha. We’ve been featured by an indian summer.

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Three weeks later …

It’s been 3 weeks today, from the day I landed in London – 3 wonderful weeks!  I thought that this would be a good time to look back and write in ‘type letters’ some of my experiences.When I got out at Heathrow Airport, London, and peeked out at the roads outside, I freaked out and [...]

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