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Dr Nita Mukherjee describes Vacha, a unique women’s organisation
As its name connotes in several Indian languages, Vacha refers to speech, verbal expression, articulation or reading. In this case, it refers to a library and research centre that had its roots in the women’s movement and specialises in their issues. Set up in 1987, Vacha brings together people interested in working together on...
Sankalp extends unconditional support to derelict drug-addicts, finds Mitali Patel
Behind the fencing of Bombay Central railway station, several ill-looking people are doing the rounds of a humble shelter erected on an open ground. A distance away, a few wretched people are sitting with their bodies wrapped in multiple layers of blankets. This place is ‘Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust’,...
Vinita Deshmukh profiles Connecting, which helps in prevention of suicide
When a close family member committed suicide, Arnavaz Damania decided to provide a lifeline for youngsters in distress. The renowned hockey player and former president of the Indian Hockey Federation set up Connecting at Pune in 2005, to reach out to those in such distress that death seems the only option. Connecting...