Jul 212014
 
Words are only a part of the Story...

  I came to India, because there was no reason why not to. The start was as smooth as butter. Firstly I found out that airports are slowly becoming my friends  and I was, like always, impressed by the mixed salad of people. Already I felt the mystique of India with the Frenchman sitting next to me, for I knew what he was searching for in India without really asking him. Like many others he came to find the peace of  the mountains and of the blue elders. The weather did not surprise me. In the atmosphere was the smell [Continue Reading...]

Jul 162014
 
ETASHA Revisited. Then and Now....

Working with ETASHA, Round Two! Hello again! My name is Abhishek Bhargava, and you may remember me from my former blog entries, published two years ago. I am in Delhi once again for my summer holidays, and again, am interning with ETASHA. Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be updating our records, interviewing and writing blog entries, and creating a profile for ETASHA on various donor match sites. Returning to the organization two years later also means being able to revisit former trainees I knew in 2012, and have kept in contact with via Facebook (but [Continue Reading...]

Jul 112014
 
The Google Guys....

    A couple of students working for a competition designed by Google chose ETASHA as the organization they had to represent. They are popularly known as the Google Guys in the office. This is a brief interview with 2 out of the 4-member team.   They introduce themselves as Manish Malik and Antriksh Agarwal.  The two additional members who weren’t there at the time of the interview are Ashar Javed and Aditya Kumar who contributed equally. They are all second year students of Faculty of Engineering and Technology Jamia Millia Islamia. All of them are currently pursuing B. Tech [Continue Reading...]

Jul 072014
 
Broadening My Horizons...

Hi folks, I am Prakhar Verma. I am currently pursuing Bachelor of Technology from Dehradun Institute of Technology, Dehradun. After my 2nd year examination I had a break of 2 months and to make the most of it I thought of joining an NGO as an intern So my search started. I went through all the results thrown at me by Google and mailed my CV to them. ETASHA was the first one to reply and after communicating with Ian I was sure about taking up an internship with them for 6 weeks. I entered the program in June 2014. [Continue Reading...]

Jul 042014
 
Stepping into a different world…

I am from computer science background, and was working with Axis Bank in their IT department. Undoubtedly, financial firms pay you well but after a year I realized I am not passionate about working in that sector so I quit my job in January 2014 with a hope that I will figure out what I love doing. After couple of months, I had a vague idea that I wanted to be part of the training and development sector so I started to look for such companies. I had a doubt that big corporates initially might not offer me any significant [Continue Reading...]

Jul 022014
 
Student Lawyers Cum Blogger

As Sylvia Path rightly puts it –“By the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it and the imagination to improvise.” I’m Raushan Tara Jaswal and a second year student pursuing law in Amity Law School, IP University. Law students are required to have six of internships for them to graduate; hence I am doing an internship with ETASHA for a period of 2 weeks in June. I could have been interning at any law firm or under any lawyer, but I wanted to be an overall groomed individual and that is [Continue Reading...]

May 232014
 
Rs.25 Lakh Surprise Donation from Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla and Mrs Neerja Birla

ETASHA President Dr Meenakshi Nayar was presented with a cheque for Rs.25,00,000 from Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group and his wife Mrs Neerja Birla, Chairperson of Birla Group Education Projects, at a private ceremony in Mumbai on Saturday. 20 Indian NGOs were chosen to receive a donation of Rs. 25 lakh (US$43,000) as part of Mr and Mrs Birla’s silver wedding anniversary celebrations. ETASHA was selected due to the Birla’s support for quality initiatives providing skill development and employment opportunities to disadvantaged young people. The money will be used to provide vocational and employability skills [Continue Reading...]

Mar 192014
 
An Occasion For Learning and Fun...

The regular ETASHA Alumni Meets are occasions of fun & excitement for everyone in the organisation. It involves the meeting of old friends & revisiting old memories which are stored somewhere in in the back of our mind. One of the meetings’ main objectives is to connect new trainees with old, so that the latter can inform and inspire the former, having entered the world of work. There is a certain question which strikes me: “Are the Alumni Meetings effective enough to add to or make a vital change to trainees’ thoughts or behaviour’”? Lets ponder….. On 8th March 2014, [Continue Reading...]