123 – How the corona virus changed me

Devi Mahatmyam

It is interesting how we all blame the other persons for spreading the Corona Virus. 2020 started and I went to apply for my Schengen visa. Nobody thought then that it was such a terrible virus. I got a call that no visas were being issued and therefore I could not go for my seminars. I was upset as I love giving seminars. Then the virus started spreading like wild fire. So little was known about this. Continue reading

066 – I believe in Angels

As I wrote earlier that I run an NGO called TORCH, and we work with children of pavement dwellers. Our children are very young between the ages of 3 – 8. We encourage them to come to the project by themselves. Since we are very close to the street, they can come comfortably. Normally they have siblings also so no child actually comes alone. Sometimes the mothers drop them, but that is infrequent. Living on the pavement one has to keep an eye on the possessions, and there is always a minder there. Continue reading

062 – A gift from the heart

I have been running an NGO called TORCH for the last 27 years. Our focus is on children who live on the pavement with their parents. We enable the kids, who are between the ages of 3-8 to live a life of a happy child. Our goal is to give them affection, safety, and a routine. The kids are on their own on the pavement. They maybe asked to do chores like taking care of younger siblings or clean the space, or guard their stuff as it is out in the open. Continue reading