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AboutMarie Banu

 Marie Banu

Ms. Marie Banu, Director, CSIM also heads the Centre for Media and Development Communication, the communication wing of CSIM. An MBA in Human Resource Management, she has over 18 years of experience in Fundraising, Communication, Media and Advocacy, and Management. She has worked for national as well as international developmental organisations—Oxfam International, Action Aid and Danida— and has managed the national and international media for Oxfam’s tsunami response program in India. She is a trainer in Fundraising, Media, Communication, Social Entrepreneurship, and Management, and also serves as visiting faculty for leading educational institutions. She is the Chief Editor of Conversations, a monthly tabloid on social issues published by CSIM, and authors several articles besides conducting interviews with celebrities who are into social work. Please visit for more information..

Posts By  Marie Banu

The Magic Carpet

October 11, 2013 |

Rubina Mazher is one such participant of the 8th batch of SEOP in Hyderabad, whose idea gained ground and took shape while she was doing the course with CSIM. Rubina’s Magic Carpet project is about empowering economically backward women of … Read More

From Bead Maker to Change Maker

October 11, 2013 |


“While in first standard, I studied in 35 schools in a year’s time.” -Shankar, Founder, Tribal Society. Hailing from the Vaghirivel (commonly known as Narikuravar or Indian Gypsy) community, Shankar spent his childhood as a nomad, moving along with … Read More


October 11, 2013 |


“The thought of launching mythis organisation started with me having a son who is dyslexic,” says Meenakshi Balasubramanian, Founder, Mutually Beneficial Activity (MBA) Foundation.

MBA Foundation is a charitable trust at Powai in Mumbai that works for the rehabilitation … Read More

A Light in the Darkness

October 11, 2013 |

Madhu Singhal

“I am blind since birth. When I was two months old, my mother realized that I had problems with my eye sight. When she consulted the doctor, he said that no medical treatment could restore my vision and … Read More

Miracle Mother – Anjina Rajagopal

October 11, 2013 |

God cannot be everywhere and that is why he created mothers” – a jewish proverb

One and a half-year-old Sania was fast asleep in her cozy mattress. Pooja stood close to her and enjoyed tucking her into the blanket now … Read More

God’s own Home

October 10, 2013 |


There are lots of experiences and special days in one’s life. I would like to share with you one such experience that I shall never forget—my visit to Anandam, a home for the destitute elderly in Ambattur, Chennai.The few … Read More

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