First Margadarshis meeting over Video !

#LockdownTales On Saturday, April 11th, we had our quarterly board meeting for ShikshaDaan. This was the first time we were doing it over video. Mostly we use this meeting as an opportunity to meet Rajeev, Akash, Tarita, Subbu and Kabir in person rather than just meet over a conference call. We always setup a Zoom … Read more First Margadarshis meeting over Video !


“Goonj” Namma Chennaiyil

Today started off well with a long walk at the Marina beach and then awesome breakfast at Gnanambiga’s canteen at Narada Gana Sabha as we came to pick up the tickets for Visakha Hari’s concert tomorrow. From Narada Gana Sabha we went to Goonj’s warehouse in Chennai on OMR…. I wrote this statement in a … Read more “Goonj” Namma Chennaiyil

#ChennaiFloods – The “credit” game

Yesterday I was angry and I didn’t want to write this at that time because I would only get emotional. So Rajesh bore the brunt of my anger 🙂 because I called him, but he knows me well enough, so no damage done.  Harry S. Truman said it best –     Everyone who has read … Read more #ChennaiFloods – The “credit” game

A book lover on the road !!

Yesterday we went for Goonj’s board meeting, yes “the” Goonj, “the” Anshu Gupta’s Goonj who won the Ramon Magsaysay recently. Yes am basking in reflected glory because Anshu was, is and will always be a dear friend and an inspiration. He remains the same …. Just the people outside of Goonj have suddenly noticed him … Read more A book lover on the road !!

Inequality, Is there a solution? What Can I do as an individual?

I happened to read an article on Facebook posted by someone, with a hard hitting on your face photograph of street children in India. I almost came to tears…seeing a bunch of kids who neither had a confirmed source of food nor even clothes to cover themselves. Despite having three different and distinct models that … Read more Inequality, Is there a solution? What Can I do as an individual?