Is writing a cheque for an ‘n’ amount the only way to do charity? If not the only, is it the best? Actually the answer to both the questions is NO. There are many, many ways to do charity. For example it is easy for me to write a cheque to ‘Isha’ or ‘Akshayapatra’ – […]

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A tells B – if I have 2 houses, i will give you one. If I have 2 cars, I will give you one. However if I have 2 shirts, I will not give you one. So B asks him – ‘Why are you saying that?’ A says ‘Because that is what I ACTUALLY HAVE’….. […]

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These are a few months of fasting, feasting and atonement. Once in a while it is nice to see above and tell HIM…thank you, you have given me a lot. Like a Jew would say ‘Dayenu’ (please Google to see what this wonderful Jewish prayer means – and read the translation, the physical¬† and the […]

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The problem with personal finance is there is nothing new happening that is worth writing about! If I do not write about an IPO, a NFO, some new insurance plan launched,…or ‘tips’ on what to buy TODAY!¬† ,….or these kind of articles, really there is nothing to write. Also I am an old fashioned guy […]

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Charity for me has always been charity related to kids, and preferably related to education. When i see organizations like akshayapatra, Isha Vidya, Aid India,..I am amazed at the kind of work that they do. It is humbling to see (for example) akshayapatra fed a million plus kids a day (million is just a statistic). […]

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Akshayapatra (www.akshayapatra.org) is now a reasonably large organization. True to Gandhian values they believe that they should aim high, work high and talk less. One recent achievement is that they are now feeding upwards of a MILLION (11,86,206 if you are an accountant!) children everyday in some school in India. India, of course, has many […]

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I have no clue as to how many of the readers of this blog are from India. However, Bihar has had a major calamity – and I am sure most of the readers of this blog are sensitive – one reader has pledged Rs. 1.25 Lakhs to akshayapatra (www.akshayapatra.org). So here is another appeal: ¬† […]

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