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The Baithak Foundation

Picture a group of children in your next door urban setup. These children are extremely hardworking and are already conscious about their career and further education. They see scientists like Einstein to entrepreneurs like Bill Gates as their inspiration and rightly so, want to be successful like them. Somehow their dreams circle around the path …

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Geeta Bora

For a woman in a well-developed urban location in India, getting a hygienic sanitary napkin when she menstruates is not even a considerable question. With the large number of companies producing and selling sanitary napkins in the local markets, such provisions relieve the urban women from various hygiene issues associated with menstruation. But imagine a …

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Ribhu Mukherjee of Mumbai is your regular 19 year old. Studying for an engineering degree at Symbiosis International University, Pune, he is extremely enthusiastic like many his age. He studies hard and harbors hobbies like travelling, writing, sketching and music. But, what sets Ribhu apart is that beyond his study and interests, he spends his …

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Arundhati Mhatre

The concept of giving gifts stem from an affinity to show affection to those we love. While, at times, some gifts are just bought and passed along as mere formality, others have a thoughtful foundation to them. These are gifts that can practically change our lives and our perspective towards it. Arundhati Mhatre, a software …

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A government school in Kardelwadi village in Pune district taught by a husband and wife duo has established a benchmark for primary education in Savitribai Phule’s Maharashtra Raghunath S. Kardile is an alumnus of the hamlet’s primary school. As an alumnus, he’s doing his bit to support the effort to run a primary school that …

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In an attempt to create greater awareness about India’s rich, multi-layered history, French journalist Francois Gautier has set up the Shivaji Museum of Indian History in Pune. As children, we studied the pre-colonial history of India in Class 4, memorised a few details and promptly forgot them as we approached adulthood. Stories of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s administration …

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Amar Shrirang Pol, now 34, was raised in the slums of the Industrial Estate in Marketyard, Gultekdi in Pune. A mother who worked as a maid and a father who drove an auto-rickshaw, Amar got a vicious taste of poverty right from his childhood. Working hard, he studied in the Sant Namdeo Pune Municipal Corporation …

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Sindhutai Sapkal feeding children in her Ashram

SINDHUTAI SAPKAL – THE LADY  WHO BEGGED ON STREETS SO THAT  SHE COULD FEED THOUSAND OF ORPHANS  India is the second most populated country in the world and a significant part of this population are children. But it is appalling to witness the fact that a chunk of these children are usually orphaned or abandoned …

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