Category: ShikshaDaan

Jumping with joy !!

Today we received the much awaited 80G exemption for ShikshaDaan. It helps us raise more resources and thereby impact even more beneficiaries positively. Phew ! It has been a tough two years because we met so many deserving scholars as we travelled across India, but we were unable […]


Bhatinda !!

Finally after a really long gap, we are on a short trip again for ShikshaDaan. We left from Gurgaon around 10 and reached Bhatinda at 3.30 pm. The roads were quite good, except certain patches and in many places the four-lane work is complete. The route we took […]


Do ShikshaDaan. Light up lives instead of lamps.

Every Diwali we try and do something special for the housekeeping folks and the security guards of the condominium complex that we stay in. There are nearly 50 guards and another 50 odd housekeeping staff that includes gardeners, sweepers and the garbage collectors. Last year we had ordered […]


Gift an Education, change a life !

My soul sister Vidya always donates to ShikshaDaan on her birthday ever since we setup ShikshaDaan in 2012. I found the idea very interesting and also, this year as we celebrate our 25th anniversary, one of our resolutions is not to give or accept expensive gifts. Expensive is […]


Live well, Give well

In the morning when Renuka and Arun came over for brunch, they brought “prasad” from the Sathyanarayan puja. What a positive way of starting the 3rd year for ShikshaDaan !! And I told Renuka that for dinner we were having Sanjay and Seema over and that anytime she […]


2015 – Get, set, give … The race is on

Krishnan and my purpose in life was chosen for us the day we were born in our respective families. It took us nearly 40 years to clearly identify it :). Both our fathers were rich, not with fat bank balances, but a large enough heart to “give”. Their […]


A new circle of help

She had found ShikshaDaan on the internet and given Krishnan a call. In the email, she wrote that she had managed to do her first and second year B.Tech degree and was looking for funds to continue her education. Her parents are working as cooks and could not […]


The second year of ShikshaDaan .. And a new dream

Today is Shikshadaan Foundation’s second anniversary and yes my late father-in-law’s birthday as well. Some interesting things happened in this second year too … For the first time we got money for ShikshaDaan through an innovative internet program. We received Rs. 1 lakh and we donated it to […]


A year of “Shiksha”

About ten years back, once Krishnan and I climbed out of the financial pothole that we got into due to our entrepreneurial venture, we decided that when Krishnan turned 50, he will step out of the corporate rat race and create the vehicle through which we give back […]



I always wanted to be on the other end of the phone if he was troubleshooting my computer ! He was so good on the phone. We met 11 years ago as team member and manager and today he is the first sponsor for ShikshaDaan 🙂 The word […]

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