“Our 100 Kind Deeds for Christmas” – How Christmas lost its meaning.

‘My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.’ – Bob Hope Looking at the title of this newsletter it might have you wondering if I’m still suffering some kind of blues even before the fork has been stuck in and the Christmas tree has withered. But I can assure you […]

  December 22nd, 2017 • Posted By : admin

Bringing Hope to Those in Despair and Poverty In My country – India

The World Has Forgotten Them, But I Haven’t. Have You? What would your life be like if you had to sleep every night a few steps from a public water spout? This is where poor street people come to bathe and wash dishes. Or what if you lived near a sewer hole? When I was […]

  August 15th, 2017 • Posted By : admin

‘Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn’t commit – Eli Khamarov’

Seated at a Business Class Lounge, waiting to catch my next flight, I couldn’t help but notice how a lady there just picked up every tray & bowl and emptied the contents into a bin. Tears just filled my eyes and so I walked upto her and asked. Are you seriously going to throw all […]

  April 11th, 2017 • Posted By : admin

Lead Kindly Light!

“All the light in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle – Francis of Assisi” In these times of global economic woes and escalating tensions in parts of the world ranging from the Middle East to the Korean peninsula little or no space is devoted to the biggest scourge that mankind faces-the […]

  March 6th, 2017 • Posted By : admin

How do we silence our conscience?

Imagine for a moment, a hungry child, tired, scared, and alone. In addition, imagine walking past this child on your way to work one morning. Would you stop? Would you want to ensure this child is okay? Would you want to ensure this child received something to eat? I have no doubt that you would […]

  March 19th, 2015 • Posted By : admin

How can it be that these hardships remain?

Are you able to imagine seeking shelter for your family in a space no wider or longer than your dining room table? And not only seeking a few moments of shelter there, but living and sleeping there for months on end? As detailed in my book, Indian.English., for a period of time, my mother did […]

  March 11th, 2015 • Posted By : admin

A friend in need is a friend indeed!

There are times in each of our lives when we sometimes need a little help. Maybe it’s the employer, who took a chance on you even though you had no experience or maybe it’s the friend who lent you a few dollars to catch a bus when you had no money in your pocket. Friends […]

  March 2nd, 2015 • Posted By : admin

You decide to give or not to give

We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, is a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those […]

  June 4th, 2014 • Posted By : admin

How to emerge from poverty

Mother Teresa’s definition of poverty catches the essence of the issue.  According to her, “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted and uncared for is the greatest poverty of all”. I couldn’t agree more that it is this feeling “of being alive and yet at […]

  June 4th, 2014 • Posted By : admin

CSR Budgets or PR Endeavours?

CSR Budgets or PR Endeavours? “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” – Benjamin Disraeli quoteThese days one hears a great deal about how industrialists and wealthy entrepreneurs like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Azim Premji and a few others are spending […]

  May 17th, 2014 • Posted By : admin