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

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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…

Cheesy Pizzas, Cheesier Smiles

We need little moments in life for a pocket full of happiness. To make the festival of Christmas even more joyous for all, MASH Project, along with Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd., organised another Free Pizza distribution Drive across various NGO’s in Delhi NCR and Mumbai. MashKots participated in the event with full enthusiasm and loved every…

ThinkBig Roadshow – Amity

“When you drop your excuses, you discover that the bottom line is – you can choose to pursue your dreams or not. You can live life fully or you can live it small. Living fully takes courage. Courage is a choice. The choice is yours.” With this very spirit, Think Through Consultancy, in collaboration with…

Of Pride and Prejudice (Mental Health Week with Cluster Innovation Centre)

The issue of mental health has always been a rigid stigma in our society. A patient with mental illness is always labelled as “retarded” instead of being perceived as any other patient in need of therapy and advice. Yes, mental health patients are treated differently than, say, a patient with cancer, or someone with any…