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Minding the Mind

November 29, 2013 |

When The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM) was established by Banyan in 2007, the objective of establishing this “strategic initiative” lay in the desire to take on a more academic approach towards mental health. In doing so, what the NGO also … Read More

Successful experiments in integration

October 10, 2013 |

Whenever, stake holders discuss about integration and mainstreaming, the beneficiaries with special needs are trained or prepared to adapt to the new scene.

However, practices to ensure their acceptance by the other half is usually forgotten. In this column, we … Read More

Sustainable Technology With A Twist

October 10, 2013 |

“Everyone’s day begins with the requirement of water and sanitation, so isn’t it easily the most important thing?” asks Namita, who heads Banka Bioloo, a one-of-a-kind environmental enterprise that is changing the way we see the average toilet. A textile … 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

From The Bottom-Up

October 10, 2013 |

The story of how Prof Narayanan and his son, Manickam, were quite taken aback on witnessing a ten-year-old mechanic mend their car in 2001, is well-known. In fact, their “unsettling” encounter with Muthu, a little boy who was supposed to … Read More

Convergence of Needs and Capacities

October 10, 2013 |

How does it sound to learn about professionals from different walks working together in a community to make it sustainable and self reliant? All doubts about this conception are grounded by EWB – India (Engineers Without Borders – India), which … Read More