Co-creating Social Change – A Day with Prof. Muhammad Yunus at Ashoka University

Ashoka University became the launching pad for the 50th Yunus Social Business Centre, when the Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus, on the invite from the Centre of Entrepreneurship of the University himself graced the campus on 6th April, 2018. He was accompanied by Ms. Aarti Wig, Co-founder of Yunus Social Business India, Prof. Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot,…

Sustainable Development Goal #3 Good Health

World health day is a global event celebrated by the UN and WHO to spread awareness about the need of healthy lifestyle and how to achieve the same. The day is celebrated on 7th April every year since its inception in 1948. On the world health day, the WHO does small events and workshops all…

Goodbyes are not an end

Goodbyes are not the end, they simply mean one will be missed until we meet again.With this firm belief,all the MashKots, on April 12th, 2018, at Stirring Minds, gathered together for the official farewell. The ample opportunities, the numerous perks, the great and affable work culture that the MashKots enjoy create such close bonds that…

Surviving an open heart surgery at the age of 16, Janak Palta McGilligan has empowered thousands of poor girls, women and men of all ages over the past 33 years along with pioneering solar cooking to achieve sustainable living. She started the Barli Institute which organizes various training programmes for rural women, scheduled caste/tribes, OBCs etc enabling women to become agents of positive social change. A recipient of the Padma Shri awardee, Janak is an active advocate of solar cooking. ‘Sangini’ an organization was also set up to counsel breast cancer patients. Having represented India in UN for a high-level forum on sustainable development goals, she was recognized as ‘Green the Hero’ by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) in India. https://thelogicalindian.com/exclusive/janak-palta-mcgilligan-sustainable-living/ #womenempowerment #solarcooking #sdgp #mashproject

The Privilege of Wasting Food

What do we mean by privilege? A special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group. Looking beyond the well-discussed or well-debated privileges and under privileges, there is one that is not discussed much, or rather, not seen as a privilege at all: “The privilege of wasting food.” What do…

This Women’s Day…

Even though International Women’s day is observed worldwide on the 8th of March, it was observed for the very first time on the 28th of February in honour of the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions by the Socialist Party of America. International Women’s Day first emerged from…

Being GST Smart

  While other Delhi-ites stayed indoors on a chilly, sleepy, Sunday morning, MashKots and change-makers gathered at CP to ask a very important question- What exactly is the GST? What followed this question, was without doubt, the ultimate Tax Experience. The MASH Makers on GST for NPOs was a session on the importance of knowing how…