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Why I took a 70% pay cut and moved from the startup to the social sector

I currently consult at a non-profit called Ashoka (, and volunteer for two other NGOs – Make A Difference ( and Purkal Youth Development Society ( Just 2 years back when I graduated in May 2015, I was one of those ... Read More

Stories of Change #1 – Reintegrating our lost & forgotten souls back to society

Homeless. Mentally ill. Living on the street. Filthy. Name forgotten. Family forgotten. Nearly naked. Muttering mysterious words. Lonely and lost. Sounds familiar? These are the people we see on the streets every day in our lives. But what do we feel ... Read More

10 things I learnt by raising ₹1.76 lakh in 2 weeks for shelter kids at Make A Difference

The Crowd Fundraising efforts by Make A Difference (MAD) started in November this year, for raising funds for our kids at shelter homes, and it has been one of the best experiences of my life, teaching me some valuable things. But before I share ... Read More

What’s it like to teach kids in a Shelter Home – The journey so far

It was 12:45PM on a Sunday morning and I was sitting near the stairs of St. Patrick’s Boys School with 2 co-teachers beside me, teaching the topic “Plant & Animal Tissues” to 5 of our kids from the 10th grade. Having spoken continuously ... Read More

All of us always wanted a Santa Claus as a child. Today, we get one!

Sometimes after a terribly tiring day of sports, teaching, work, and some more work, when I sit down to write this blog, I don’t have any energy left in me to think and write. The energy drinks too don’t really help as much as they claim ... Read More

“Opportunities Don’t Happen, You Create Them”

Back in April 2010, on one fine school morning, I was standing on the stage during assembly in front of all the students, giving my speech as part of the campaign for the upcoming school representative elections. I was nominated for the “Head Boy” ... Read More

When it all started!

And it all started when I was in the streets of Taiwan, happily eating my chicken burger (I’m pretty sure it was chicken) and sipping the famous bubble tea of the capital from a 7/11, walking down to the Environmental Engineering Department of ... Read More

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