Interview with Dr. Hemalatha Jain of Punarjeevana

Reviving traditional saris especially from the North Karnataka Belt, Dr. Hemalatha Jain is not just a PhD holder but also a textile expert. Dr. Hemalatha Jain a designer, professor and textile revivalist has worked with weavers through her trust Punarjeevana (meaning rebirth in Kannada). She tells us more in this exclusive conversation. Tell us something… Read More Interview with Dr. Hemalatha Jain of Punarjeevana

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Vaani – Lending A Ear

In November 2002 a feasibility study was carried out on issues surrounding childhood deafness in India. Based on the findings of the feasibility study, the fact-finding visits and workshops, the vision which emerged was for family members to acquire some basic knowledge and understanding about deafness, teachers to have specialist knowledge and abilities that would… Read More Vaani – Lending A Ear


Banana Fiber Workshop in Aanegundi

Women’s empowerment is a word that is often used and more often abused in today’s times. However a recent visit to Anegundi village near Hampi, gave me a real perspective to the term and one I hope I will be able to see more of. Walking through the heritage village of Anegundi, I am fascinated… Read More Banana Fiber Workshop in Aanegundi


Parinaam Foundation

Narendra was in Class VII in a community school and was the first kid to go to school in his family. His father is an auto driver and his mom works as a maid and while his parents wanted him to continue school financial constraints had almost made them discontinue his education. This was in… Read More Parinaam Foundation


Interview with Caroline Boudreaux, Miracle Foundation

“Eight million children live in institutions. Every one of them deserves a family. Let’s create miracles for them.” That sums up the core philosophy of the Miracle Foundation, a non-profit that is here to help people make a difference in the lives of orphaned children. Trip Down Memory Lane Founded on Mother’s Day in 2000,… Read More Interview with Caroline Boudreaux, Miracle Foundation

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Maya – Movement for Alternatives and Youth Awareness

Empowering Society “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, Anthropologist If you thought this was just a quote, think again. A Karnataka-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working for over 25 years in the space of social transformation,… Read More Maya – Movement for Alternatives and Youth Awareness

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Stories in Spice Route

Spice Route is the inflight magazine of Spicejet Airline. NGO’s – Caring Section Smile Foundation Agastya Akshaya Patra Foundation Destinations Explore – 48 Hours Bengaluru Explore Wayanad – Amayrillis Hyderabad 48 Hours Others Bangalore Health Feature PDF