PHOTOS 4 Goodpeople (.com)
Oct 6th 2006
To help the victims of the
Mumbai Blasts (7/11), Times Foundation had appealed to the citizens to
contribute to the cause. Generous
contributions were made by individuals, groups and corporates.
The funds have been utilized in
Short term relief – Scholarship to children affected by
Starting a Disaster Management Centre – In
collaboration with the University of Mumbai, at their Kalina campus
small event was organized to show gratitude to the people who have contributed
and also to handover the Scholarship cheques to affected children.
Venue: 2nd floor
Conference Hall, Times of India Building, V.T
Actor Viveik Oberoi
graciously accepted to be the Chief Guest for the event and handovered the
cheques to the children.
On 25th Oct.2006
Above, From left: Mr Ram Maheshwary (GM
Times of India) Ms Irene Miller (GM Results Foundation) Ms Maya Shahani
The Vision: Eradication of poverty,
they believe that the more succesful people are the better the world will be, to
harness people's potential
At a Times of India party at Kamal Mahal...from
Paul George a co-speaker on 'Gems of
Faiths', myself and Mr Vinay Somani the initiator of 'Karmayog' (Connector of
services of NGOs via emails)
Movement for Peace & Prosperity and The American Center in
organised a talk on "Women & Islam" by Ms.Kathryn
Coughlin President, Global Research and Analysis, Washington,
D.C. and Director, Middle East and North Africa Programs of the American
Islamic Congress, Inc.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007,at the 2nd Floor Conference Hall, The Times
of India Bldg.
The issue is not whether Muslims should study in a Madrasa or
not...education should be imparted to students without
distortion...organizations operate through students or individuals by
presenting them selective and often distorted versions of the Quran...An
overwhelming majority of Muslims are not in favor of violence...
Kathryn has studied Muslim texts in the Original Arabic and I looked
fascinated as I saw her scribbling a note in the Urdu Arabic script :)
From left to right: Ms Tasneem Kalsekar, Cultural Affairs
Specialist, The American Center, Ms Uzma Nahid, Executive Director, Iqra
Coughlin (Speaker), Ms Kristina Dunne, Culural Affairs Officer and myself
On 5th Jan 07 we had a meeting at the Times of
where was discussed
- The protection of the cow which would bring 'khush-hali'
- The cleaning of Vrindavan which would promote Spiritual
Tourism and hence invite 'Laxmi'
- and the concept of ancient 'Nalanda' to be
re-introduced in India and hence invite Saraswati
In the above picture: Dr Deepchand Gardi, Bar-at-Law, Dinesh Shah
(Samast Mahajan), Dr PM Kedia, RKS
World Inter-Religious Conference on
Peace (India) WIRCP
On the 24th of Feb 2007 a meeting was held for the
formation of an Indian National Interfaith Council for Peace and Harmony to
which I had the good fortune of being invited as I strongly believe that
this is the need of the hour...We have to bring together men and women of
all religions to discuss and identify problems...to publish works, materials
The initiative was hosted by Mr Pratap Bhogilal at the
instance of H.H Sugunendra Theerth Swamiji
Some of the dignitaries present at WIRCP
Dadi Nani ki Kahaani
Above left photograph: The group at Nere
Village (SKS Chakshu Foundation)
I went with Ms Maya Shahani to the beautiful residence of Mr Nirbhay and Ms
Urmila Jain who with the help of the Rotary have adopted around 64 villages.
Each village has a population which ranges 150 to a 1000 residents.
I am told that to empower the women was a mammoth task. They had to convince
them to come when the children were in school and the house chores were done...
Sometimes those who had already experimented would attend the other villages to
empower the other women...
In the picture on the top right, you can see me with the 'President' They sang a
beautiful song whose message was that we have to build a better beautiful world!
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