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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 … Continue reading Have always believed that there is a direct correlation between education and economic prosperity. This belief is also based on my own case. Have also read a number of articles backed by data to support this correlation. However the author of the article presents a different view on the subject. Please read the article..

Did you know…

That there are more than 700,000 scholarships valued at ₹ 19000 crores available every year in India? Of the 19000 crores, 9000 crores are from government sources and the rest are from non government sources. If your answer is YES, welcome to the club. We also did not know until we met Ashutosh and Manasvi, … Continue reading

The mango people

I recall that a couple of years back there was a lot of noise on social media and television about the use of the word ‘mango people’ by certain quarters. I searched on Google for the words and one meaning that I got was that it refers to ‘common people’. But the mango people that … Continue reading

A teacher can make a huge difference!

A lot of us keep going back to when we were young and recall how our teachers were role models, and have played a very important role in what we are today.  About a fortnight back, we were driving from Gurgaon to Hyderabad, passing through a village by the name of Partapur that falls on … Continue reading

Parental Terrorism…

Have been thinking about this topic for sometime now. For a number of reasons. Personal experience, those of my near and dear ones, and of course, what I see and hear on media. Almost every day. I know that I may face flak for choosing this topic but I have to. Am fine with the … Continue reading

Opening a world of possibilities…

Yesterday Bindu and I met with Ashutosh Burnwal and Manasvi Singh, co founders of We had a long and fruitful discussion, understanding each other’s platform, our background, and how we can partner for the larger good.  Buddy4study is a platform that connects those who are looking for scholarships in touch with those who provide … Continue reading

Why ShikshaDaan?

There are NGOs and then there are NGOs in India. In fact according to some estimates, there are anywhere between 2 to 3 million NGOs in India. There seems to be a problem of plenty here. A news item in Times of India in the year 2015  had a compelling point to make – India … Continue reading