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This Diwali, let’s pledge to raise our voice for India’s most vulnerable children

As we celebrate Diwali this week, I cannot but help think about our campaign. Whether people out there are even thinking about the campaign? How many people will register? So on and so forth. As Protima had mentioned in her post, this campaign is not about being philanthropic, kind, or generous; this campaign is about… Continue reading This Diwali, let’s pledge to raise our voice for India’s most vulnerable children

where are India's children

Protecting our future

In describing the perils of selflessness, Ayn Rand had famously said that every major horror in history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. When the idea of Where Are India's Children? campaign was taking shape, we sifted through many articles and news items on the rampant child abuse in shelters across India. The main reason behind the… Continue reading Protecting our future

where are India's children

Our youngest campaigner shares his thoughts in this new video

Yesterday, I heard my 12-year old son Akash talk about Where Are India's Children campaign for a video we were shooting. It was so cute. He was so nervous. He had spontaneously registered with the campaign, had talked about it openly with me, asked me hundred and one questions, but it is another thing to… Continue reading Our youngest campaigner shares his thoughts in this new video

where are India's children

We can do more for girls than symbolically wash their feet today

Growing up, I always felt special during Navratri. When my neighbours and relatives broke their fasts on Ashtami or Navami, it meant being invited over their house, getting my feet washed, being lovingly fed the best food, and given shagun (small sum of money) that I could add to my piggybank. I was a “little… Continue reading We can do more for girls than symbolically wash their feet today