Nonprofits in the US traditionally operate from a paternalistic view, telling folks what it is that they need or should care about, including evaluating the impact of our work with top-down, prescriptive notions of success. As nonprofits, reliant on charity, we are usually driven by the dollars of wealthy individuals…

Partnership, in its purest and simplest form, is when multiple people join together for a common purpose. In the world that we live in, however, there are often unspoken power dynamics at play within a partnership. One partner may have more money than the other, or one partner may have…

Imagine an educational institution that invests in you rather than you investing in it. Imagine a college that guarantees you a job with a solidly middle class entry level salary, and you never pay a penny to them in tuition fees.

Imagine students, largely from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, picked purely…

The word ‘teach’, comes from the Old English tæcan, which means “to show, point out, or demonstrate’’. The root meaning of the word teacher allows for anyone of any age, at any time to take up the position of being the teacher. I questioned why my mom never saw herself…

Almost everybody writes. Almost everybody identifies themselves as a writer. This is the beauty of writing, the power of words. It could be a work of fiction, a poem, an article or a page in someone’s diary — almost everyone must have written something or the other over time.

Words…

Why do democracies fail and nations decline?

Cicero’s analyses and reflections led him to conclude that the Roman Empire’s decline was a result of a decline of morality and ethics, beginning with leadership. Extravagant spending, a lust for wealth, abuses of power by corrupt officials at all levels of government, as self-interest overrode public interest, individual rights…

“The future depends on what you do today.” — Gandhi

Historically, civilizations grew around rivers in their valleys (i.e. Nile and Indus valleys). It is relatively very recent in human history that we now dwell and thrive in spaces that are far away from river bodies. I (Deepak) have read…

Reimagining our Future

Can you imaging a more harmonious future?

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