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 […]

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  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 […]

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  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 […]

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  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 […]

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  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 […]

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  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 […]

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  May 17th, 2014 • Posted By : admin

Asian Women and guns

More Power to Women: From the barrel of a gun (Asian women & guns)! The number of gun licensing applications by Indian women has doubled since the infamous December gang rape and murder of a young female intern in the Indian capital of Delhi. This is indicative more of a total absence of even a […]

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  March 29th, 2014 • Posted By : admin

God helps those who help themselves!

t is very difficult to have faith in anything much less a higher power if you are hungry, sick, suffering from malnutrition, and destitute. When you don’t have the strength to ward off the daily catastrophes that descend upon you from all directions, do you turn to a higher power for deliverance? Or do you […]

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  March 27th, 2014 • Posted By : admin