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Book Review – Tathastu

Please download Usha’s first book “Tathastu”. It’s beautifully written and the proceeds go to Sevalaya, an amazing NGO in Chennai.

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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 !

Mark Cuban Attributes His First $1 Million to Reading This Book | Inc.com

Long before you heard the name Mark Cuban, he drove a $200 car. — Read on http://www.inc.com/betsy-mikel/mark-cuban-attributes-his-first-1-million-to-read.html Very interesting read indeed. One of the important decisions of our lives was to become and be debt free before I would hit 50 years of age. This decision was taken when were a bankrupt couple, and I … Read more Mark Cuban Attributes His First $1 Million to Reading This Book | Inc.com

What is so special about ShikshaDaan?

Bindu and I set up ShikshaDaan Foundation in the year 2012. The next three years sort of went away as we got to get various registrations, approvals and exemptions from the Government. Also, we wanted to study the higher education space in detail and come up with a unique value delivery model that truly delivers … Read more What is so special about ShikshaDaan?

Microvolunteering: The Magic of Engaging Time-Strapped Supporters in Meaningful Nonprofit Tasks – Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

An interesting post on the subject of volunteering. While almost all the NGOs would prefer long term committed volunteers, even if few in numbers, the post advocates the benefits of finding episodic volunteers or as I understand, short term or one time need based volunteers who can still deliver value. From brief, hands-on assignments to … Read more Microvolunteering: The Magic of Engaging Time-Strapped Supporters in Meaningful Nonprofit Tasks – Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

And the U.P Yatra begins

Since July 2017, we have been doing only short trips of nearby districts for ShikshaDaan as we had a lot of unfinished work at Delhi and we were also awaiting our 80G exemption. We got the 80G exemption in Feb 2018 and we immediately did our strategy meeting in March to decide on the way … Read more And the U.P Yatra begins

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 to meet everyone’s requirements. Now with the … Read more Jumping with joy !!