Ashima Goyal Siraj

Ashima Goyal Siraj

Ashima’s career began as a design engineer with Texas Instruments. After 5 years, it took a completely different turn when her small stints at volunteering led her to step into the development sector full time. Ashima holds a B.Tech degree from IIT Bombay and a MSc. degree in Development from London School of Economics. For the past few years, she has been actively promoting volunteering among Indian youth. She also runs an independent blog on ...
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Sahaj India: giving Bhil tribal women a fair chanc...

In one of the 250 districts listed as the most backward in India, Sahaj is making huge strides in ensuring dignity, employment and a life to look forw...
on Feb 27, 2014

Champaner – A town frozen in time

Just about an hour’s drive from the bustling city of Vadodara, lies a small town, Champaner, almost forgotten by time.
on Jun 24, 2013

Making sense of India’s drug-pricing debate

In India where poverty is defined at Rs 32 per day, is it fair for an essential antibiotic to cost an average of Rs60?
on Apr 4, 2013

Responsible Volunteering – Be a Child Safe Volun...

Better and responsible volunteering is as much as our responsibility as the organisation we volunteer through and volunteer for.
on Jan 30, 2013

Making the most of being stuck behind a truck

Highway trucks in India don't just travel. They tell stories - from shayiras to wise quotes to outright threats! And everyone asks for 'maa ki dua'!
on Jan 10, 2013

The Green Foodie: Broccoli and cheese Soup with ho...

Contest Entry: Has it ever happened to you that the vegetable vendor (sort of) forced you into buying something you didn’t plan at all?
on Nov 23, 2012

Turning to Facebook for more joy and more giving

I remember the reluctance with which I took on the responsibility of managing the Facebook page of my previous NGO. I kept telling my director, “I a...
on Oct 19, 2012

LOCOST: bringing medicines within the common man&#...

Medicines in India cost 1000-4000 times the amount it takes to produce them. LOCOST India, seeks to correct this imbalance.
on Sep 27, 2012

“You need to have the heart of a non-profit ...

Pallavi Keshri of Eyaas, an online space for handmade artisan products, talks about maximizing social good while being a sustainable business.
on Aug 20, 2012

Pharma Secure: Fighting fake drugs in India

Fake drugs form 20% of the 40,000 crore pharma market in India. What was once confined to exotic and costly pills like Viagra has now proliferated to ...
on Aug 18, 2012