Month: August 2016

The World of Fabulous, Empowering, Distracting but Upworthy Stories

Mother Teresa’s lesson on utilizing resources

The world is excited about the canonization of Mother Teresa, who will finally be known as Saint Teresa of Kolkata from this Sunday onward. On this occasion, we revisit some of the lessons taught by the missionary.

August 31, 2016 0

Why should non-profits opt for crowdfunding?

In the recent years, crowdfunding has emerged as a great solution for non profit organisations. There are several benefits of utilising the power of internet and the donor base of crowdfunding websites

August 30, 2016 0

Using Voices and Hands to Empower Guatemalan Youth

We have all heard the proverb that tells us the difference in feeding a child for a day and teaching a child to fish. This difference is perhaps what prompted volunteers of Voces y Manos to help in ensuring sustained efforts in the development of the poor, rural communities in Guatemala. Literally meaning Voices and…
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August 29, 2016 0

Random Acts Of Kindness = Happiness

We all know how one-kind-deed-a-day is supposed to spread happiness and smiles. But did you know that random acts of kindness also make the performer happy?

August 27, 2016 0


The beautiful and stylish songstress has quickly made her way into the hearts of teens and teeny boopers alike. They may love her for her music and dressing sense, but there is much more to admire about the lady. For instance, the fact that she has been named as one of the most generous celebrities…
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August 26, 2016 0

Grey hair and tiny feet, what happens when the twain meet?

Magic, I say! Well, not of the wizardry kind but the heart-warming, aww-inducing one for sure. It is not for nothing that famed author Alex Haley once said, “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” Recently, we came across a few such…
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August 25, 2016 0

The Tata way of giving back

The Tata way of giving back In the premises of every plant of Tata Motors across India, one can find blood banks. Employees who donate blood at these banks can not only take a leave on that day but can also avail a compensatory leave in the next week. Some management executives noticed that this…
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August 24, 2016 0


Humanitarians have declared a dignified death as one of the basic human rights. Many people don’t share this sentiment, though. In every Indian city, one can find old, frail people by the roadside and outside temples. These are often people whose families have driven them away or abandoned them. Perhaps, because the choice was between…
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August 23, 2016 0

More power to Jake Austin’s Shower to the People

While most people may like to ignore the homeless people around them, a pastor from Missouri started thinking of their daily needs and how he could help. He realized that among these necessities, hygiene is one that often goes unnoticed even by the government. This often means that the homeless either had to put themselves…
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August 18, 2016 0

5 reasons why India needs crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a way of raising money by asking a large number of people each for a small amount of money. Until recently, financing a business, project or venture involved asking a few people for large sums of money. Here is why India needs crowdfunding:   Poverty India is infamous for its poverty. Most of…
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August 16, 2016 0