22 January, 2013

Kriti - Want to sponsor education for a child?

Many people are interested in giving back to the community they live in, but they may not have an idea from where to start. Many are concerned that their donation may not go to the proper person who is in need. Many will not get time to contribute for social service even though they have kind heart. Even, iam one of those, i want to donate money only if iam 100% sure that it will go to the needy and not to someone else.

As part of a community involvement program from our organization, i came across an NGO called 'Kriti', which is in Tolichowki, Hyderabad. Basically, that NGO concentrates on educating children, improving awareness on cleanliness and economic independence for women in slum areas. Met many women who regularly come to that NGO to learn stitching, embroidery and make excellent handi crafts, which will be marketed and sold by NGO. These women will also get paid for their work. NGO collects donation from interested people and sponsor education for the children of these woman. This NGO contacts different schools to admit these children and also talks to Principals and teachers regularly about their progress. If children continuously fail, they are counselled to know the reason behind it. As i personally met and understood all these details, iam satisfied of the good work they do.

Here are the details, if anyone of you are interested in sponsoring a child's education. The minimum amount for sponsoring one child is 7200/- per year.  Complete amount to be paid at once.  This amount is the average fees among all the schools in the area across all classes.

Kriti Social Initiatives First Floor, 8-1-346/32/3, Sabza Colony Shaikpet Nala, Toli Chowki, Hyderabad - 500 008, India

I don't want to give contact phone numbers/ emails in this post to avoid spam. So, please leave a comment if you want to contribute, so that i can contact you back and provide detailed information.

Until next time,

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17 January, 2013

Lazy sundays - Then and Now

I love sundays :) who doesn't?
But, did anything change with time? How do you spend your sundays now when compared to 10/ 20 years ago?

For me, many things have changed. Whoever said 'Change is the only constant in the world' is 100% correct!

Then(1980's) :
Sunday used to start with 'Rangoli' on DD national channel with good hindi songs. By 10 Am, cartoons used to start, cannot forget uncle scrooge, his nephews and their adventures in Duck tales, Alice in the wonderland, Mahabharat and Ramayan, a serial called 'Stone boy' etc., Everyone used to wait for the regional movie aired in the evening. We used to wait for months for a telugu movie. More time dedicated to games and sleep :)

Now(2013) :
Day starts with checking mails, fb updates from mobile. Latest songs are available everywhere in all music channels, in ipods, mobiles, fm in mobile, several apps like saavan and personal play lists. Hundreds of channels air many movies, that it is difficult to decide on which movie to watch. But, we just ignore everything and try to get tickets for the latest movie in imax or any theatre where minimum ticket price is Rs.150. Story doesn't end there, food in those so called posh theaters will cost huge amount. Who cares to cook on weekends :) There is another time pass available - shopping! :) Many shopping malls decorated with different themes attract us with different deals. With all these, our sunday will end making us tired and sleepy. Next day starts with the feeling - Oh GOD! it's again monday, i would have got one more day for rest :)

What do you say?

Until next time,

10 January, 2013

Happy Sankranthi/ Pongal - Post in telugu

సంక్రాంతి తెలుగు వాళ్ళ పెద్ద పండుగ. ఈ సంవత్సరం మొదటి బ్లాగ్ పోస్ట్ తెలుగులో రాయడం ఆనందంగా ఉంది.

సంక్రాంతి అంటే భోగి పళ్ళు , భోగి మంటలు, హరిదాసు కీర్తనలు, గంగిరెద్దు నాట్యాలు, చుక్కల ముగ్గులు, పిండివంటలు, కొత్త అల్లుళ్ళు , అంతా సందడే మరి :)

సూర్యుడు మకర రాశి లో ప్రవేశించే  సందర్భంగా జరుపుకునే ఈ పండుగ మీ అందరికీ మంచి ఆరోగ్యం, సిరి సంపదలు తీసుకురావాలని కోరుకుంటూ..

సంక్రాంతి శుభాకాంక్షలు :)

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