BEYOND MONEY


Moneylife Digital Team 27 October 2016
Born in Sangli district to a Maharashtrian family, Dr Suhrid Tembe moved to Jamnagar (Gujarat). Dr Tembe did his schooling at St Xaviers and completed his medical studies in MP Shah Medical College (Jamnagar). He worked as assistant professor of general surgery at Irwin Hospital (Jamnagar). A...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 October 2016
In the summer of 1967, Shiva Balak Misra, a graduate student at Newfoundland’s Memorial University discovered some rare fossils at a place called Mistaken Point near Cape Rock. He prepared a geological map of the region to classify the fossil assemblage which formed a part of his Masters’...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 September 2016
Dementia, and one of its deadlier forms, Alzheimer’s, is a disease that affects the elderly. It is a degenerative disease that leads to a gradual loss of memory, impaired judgement, loss of communication skills or speech, disorientation, loss of motor ability and balance. It is not only hard...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 September 2016
How often does it happen that we are deeply moved by the martyrdom of a brave soldier and want to show support and solidarity to his distraught family in a meaningful way? How many of us can actually follow up on our feelings and do something about it? Most people will answer in the negative....

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 September 2016
We live in an age of such cynicism and negativity that most of us would admit to a twinge of doubt when we wish to give back to society through a financial contribution. Many find it hard to believe that there are people out there who have devoted their lives to a cause or to alleviate the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 August 2016
Concerned citizens work at sustainability in a variety of ways. But it is the intrepid social entrepreneur who manages to create a win-win situation for all—artisans, themselves and mother earth. Aarohana EcoSocial Developments, founded three years ago, stands for the ascending scale of music...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 August 2016
Watching The Inconvenient Truth, a movie produced by former US vice-president Al Gore, was a turning point for Mana Chatterjee. The year was 2009 and the message about the impending global climate crisis impelled her to dig deeper into the subject. Mana spent a year researching various things...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 July 2016
Vikas Patil, the founder of Environment Conservation Association (ECA), has always been passionate about improving the ecology, at every stage in his career. When he was at TELCO, the Tata automobile major at Pune (Maharashtra), he worked at improving the quality and production rate of Tata...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 July 2016
Vikas Goel and his family noticed that many domestic helps, drivers, security guards, etc, in their locality did not have access to medical care. Whenever they, or their family members, fell sick, they would either avoid going to the doctor or end up visiting some expensive quack. Even if...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 June 2016
In his final year at the government college of technology, S Ramakrishnan decided to appear for the Indian Navy selection exercise, with the intention of joining the defence services. But fate had decreed otherwise. He fell from a height during the selections and suffered multiple spine...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 June 2016
When he was teaching at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WB NUJS),  Prof Shamnad Basheer noticed that a majority of students at this premier legal institution came from urban, English-speaking, English-medium-educated backgrounds. This was a pattern that repeated...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 May 2016
The slick website of Sabala handicrafts, offering chic ethnic cloths, jewellery and footwear at premium prices provides no clue about the humble beginnings and hard grind behind its current status.    Mallamma Yalawar, who founded Sabala, hails from a small village in Bijapur...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 May 2016
Prajnya Trust’s understanding of peace, justice and security, is holistic and its initial work areas reflect this. Swarna Rajagopalan, founder of Prajnya in 2006, recalls that “We chose to work on gender equality issues, including gender violence awareness, and peace education.” They wanted...

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Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) : In spite of advancing years, health worker Kaushalya, whose name roughly translates into "ability to do something well", is showing the light to women in one of the remotest areas of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh. She has, in fact, dedicated 31 years to...

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Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) : In spite of advancing years, health worker Kaushalya, whose name roughly translates into "ability to do something well", is showing the light to women in one of the remotest areas of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh. She has, in fact, dedicated 31 years to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 April 2016
Tanuja Deshrajan helps street children learn basic skills so that they get admission into the best government schools   As a young mother, Tanuja Deshrajan was moved by the plight of a group of young children, who were the age of her own toddler son and whose life was about playing on...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 31 March 2016
A street-smart fighter, Sindhutai Sapkal broke free from mind-numbing abuse, to become the ‘mai’ to over a thousand orphans.   Badly beaten and kicked on her stomach by her husband when she was nine-months pregnant, Sindhutai Sapkal was dumped in a cowshed probably expecting her to be...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 March 2016
An easy vermi-composting initiative to process wet garbage and reduce the load on dumping grounds while also creating a greener and healthier city   Metros, like Mumbai, face a major issue of garbage disposal. Mumbai produces approximately 6,000 tonnes of garbage every day. Municipal...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 March 2016
The award will be presented to Sister Lucy Kurien by the President of India in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on 8 March 2016 on the occasion of International Women’s Day   Sister Lucy Kurien of Maher has been selected to receive the Nari Shakti Puraskar 2015 for her...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 March 2016
Maher,  lives up to its name and offers the warmth of a home to battered, exploited and destitute women and children   It now seems a long time ago, but this is how it all started. A young pregnant woman was set on fire by her unfaithful husband just outside the walls of the convent...

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