Tag: kindness

  • The power of being charitable: 5 ways it can help others in need

    The power of being charitable: 5 ways it can help others in need

    BEING charitable, or giving without expecting anything in return, has been a fundamental aspect of human society for centuries. Whether it’s donating money, time or resources, being charitable can have a profound impact on the lives of those in need. Let’s explore why we should be charitable and discuss five ways in which acts of…

  • 5 ways to become a good humanitarian

    5 ways to become a good humanitarian

    IN a world often marked by challenges and disparities, the essence of humanity lies in the capacity to care for one another. Humanitarians, those who extend a helping hand to those in need, embody this essence through acts of compassion, empathy, and active engagement. Being a good humanitarian doesn’t require grand gestures or monumental sacrifices;…

  • It’s time to be kind… again

    It’s time to be kind… again

    UNLIKE some others I know, WhatsApp is the last thing I check first thing in the morning. If this sounds like a conundrum, that’s because it is. Most people I know grab their mobile phones, bleary-eyed and start scrolling through the stream of messages that have filled their inbox while they slept: catching up is…

  • Giving as a Culture

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead If you walked in someone else’s shoes and feel what they felt, Would you treat them differently? Humans are an inherently social species. We have thrived because we take…

  • 8 times Kerala’s hope was restored during the floods

    8 times Kerala’s hope was restored during the floods

    This year, Kerala is celebrating a different Onam. The rains and floods that tore its way through the state have stopped just in time. A lot has been lost and damaged but something has also been restored — faith in humanity. In the wake of the cruel Kerala floods, the whole world stood witness to…

  • GiveAssured – Built with Integrity, Executed with Compassion

    In one of my earlier jobs, when I raised an objection to something wrong being done, one of my colleagues had adviced, “If you want to advance in your career, you need to keep your middle-class values aside.” I tried to do it too but in the end, decided that those values are the principles…

  • Will You Feed Their Hunger For Life?

    Let’s #throwback for a quick minute to when you were 10 years old. If you had to think of your most pressing concern at the time, it probably revolved around the unjust equilibrium of your study/play time. That is a valid concern to have, no doubt. Many 10-year-olds have it. But there are children around…

  • Bhumi’s children develop a model robot that detects and extinguishes fires

    Bhumi is one of India’s largest independent non-profit organizations that prides itself on being completely volunteer driven. The organization aims to build a society that’s more influential, equal and socially conscious. Bhumi currently supports more than 4,000 children at several orphanages, slums, and village community centers. Their volunteers educate and mentor children across the country, helping…

  • Be Kind, It’s Natural

    By AARTI MADHUSUDAN —- IT was 42 degrees. The sun was beating down with a vengeance at 12 noon. I was late to pick up my son from his playgroup. He was a two and a half year old reluctant nursery goer. I couldn’t run any faster from the end of the road where all…

  • Making Giving Global

    By GAUTAM ADHIKARI —- WASHINGTON DC: Politically and ideologically this country is polarised. Conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats are barely on speaking terms. They dislike, even fear, one another with an intensity unmatched in the decades since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ’60s. Yet, in the wake of the hurricanes Harvey and Irma…