Wednesday 26 May 2010

The Sapling Project - Seeking your support - SPREAD THE WORD!!!




From: The Sapling Project

 

Dear Friend,

theSaplingProject

 

Hope you're doing well.

We distributed over 1500 saplings in the previous drive held on Jan 26th in Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore

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The Sapling Project is about planting and distributing saplings, free of cost to one and all in different parts of our country.

The model is simple, we collect funds, buy Plant Saplings and distribute it free of cost to anyone who sign up on the website or turn up at the event.

While most tree plantation drives are done in Parks or Forest areas, we think it's the colonies and buildings in suburbs, that need more trees where one can monitor the health and progress of one's planted sapling.

We would be conducting the 3rd Sapling Project drive on June 6th, 2010 in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Calcutta, Delhi & Pune. 

We look forward to your support and contribution towards making out cities greener and help us in buy and distribute more saplings.

You can sponsor any amount (Cash, Cheque ) to the cause to either Ranjeet Walunj or to  (Satish Vijaykumar) or handover at the venue.

Ranjeet Walunj
Bank: Citibank
A/c: 5598270114
Branch: P. M. Road, Mumbai
Address: 2'nd flr, Metro House, 178 CST Road,
Kalina, Santacruz(E), Mumbai - 400098
Phone: 9322131514

Satish Vijaykumar
Bank : ICICI Bank
A/c : 002001012453
Branch : Powai, Mumbai
Address : 203, Oberoi Chambers II, new link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai 400053
Phone : 9833443545

Sapling Project Poster : http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2774/4146532432_0d4c4b96bc_o.jpg

Website : http://thesaplingproject.com

Flickr (photos) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/thesaplingproject/

Twitter : @saplingproject

Facebook Group : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=190098221995

Media Coverage :-

America.Gov   : http://blogs.america.gov/climate/2010/01/27/combatting-climate-change-one-tree-at-a-time/

Times of India : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Citizens-log-on-for-a-green-campaign/articleshow/5360101.cms

DNA : http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_city-gets-a-dose-of-green-revolution_1325810

Global Voices : http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/12/24/india-the-sapling-project/            

CS Monitor : http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2010/0524/Planting-saplings-in-tree-starved-Mumbai-is-the-least-I-can-do.

It would be great if you can support us by spreading the word on The Sapling Project initiative through your community, Facebook/Orkut/Twitter group. Hopefully online users would be inspired enough to join the initiative.

Do feel free to call us in case of anything.

Take care, Thanks and Breathe easy :-)

 

Team @ The Sapling Project.

 

Volunteers needed for organ donation awareness in Ahmedabad


From: Chandni Parekh


From bhavnaroch@gmail.com

http://www.shatayu.org.in

Volunteers needed for organ donation awareness in Ahmedabad.

Shatayu- a nonprofit organization, is an initiative of GovindBhai C. Patel Foundation which is supported by Ganesh Housing Group and is in affiliation with Indian Red Cross Society, Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Center (IKDRC), and Dr. H.L. Trivedi Institute of transplantation sciences. Shatayu is a noble cause that aims to create and spread awareness about Organ and Tissue Donation. Shatayu is based in Ahmedabad.

You may email us at info@shatayu.org.in
You may call us on 079 6618 9000 or +91 9924133569 or +91 9662872546



Monday 24 May 2010

Rink Football for Charity - Dadar


From Kaizad Bhamgara. 


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Support Sports Foundation SSF <supportsportsfoundation@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, May 24, 2010 at 2:30 PM
Subject: Rink Football for Charity - Dadar
To:


Hey Everyone!

We at Support Sports Foundation along with Rise Up! are proud to invite you to our Rink Football Tournament for Charity (7 a side) on the 5th - 6th of June at Hooper's basketball court, Dadar.

Registration of teams is now open. 

Entry fee - 600/- (per team)
Prize Money - 2,000 (stands to increase as we're about to pull a sponsor in)

All the profits made from this tournament along with the sporting equipment will go to the children's orphanage at Palghar and Malad

Also lots of media and scouts from other clubs will be present. 

Other prizes like workshops and sessions with I-League clubs up for grabs.

Also recognition for best player of the tournament, etc.

Call us for further details.

Kaizad Bhamgara - 9820297774

Akshay Shah - 9820909043

Nigel Quraishy - 9221226987





Saturday 22 May 2010

NGO Seva Sahayog - Maharashtra ((tag: Education))


From: Chandni Parekh


From http://www.schoolkit.info/school-kit -

Seva Sahayog (SS) is the India Partner of Sewa International which aims at engaging socially conscious corporate, groups and individuals, with NGOs of matching interests.

Seva Sahayog volunteers had visited few financially limited schools, where the students lack the infrastructure to study. SS volunteers had discussions with teachers and volunteers of VOs working in slums and came up with a list of basic requirements under the School Kit Program.

Other than Pune, drive is now active in Mumbai and Nashik also.

School Kit Contents: SS members, in consultation with the teachers, have decided on the basic items that will be part of the kit. Following are the items that will be in the 'School Kit':


Ten Note Books (4 books of 100 pages, 5 books of 200 pages and 1 drawing book)One Pen, One Pencil and eraser One Geometry box, Bag We believe that the kit would be a good motivational factor for the children to get a better education.


How to donate ?

Draw a cheque in name of "Sewa International" and mail it to address mention on Contact Us.

 

Or you can hand over your cheque to our coordinators.






Scholarships Offered by Engineering Colleges ((tag: Funds Offered, Education))


From: Chandni Parekh


Excerpts from http://bit.ly/bVDuEx -

Here's a look at the kind assistance one can get from the 70-plus Deemed Universities that offer engineering education in the country.

International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
About 25 scholarships from Siemens, ABB, Intel, Infosys and NXP are offered. The students get Rs. 200,000 spread over the 2 years there by getting complete refund of entire tuition fee.


Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
a) Merit-cum-Means Scholarship offered to 25% of students enrolled in each course with full freeship (exemption from tuition fees) and an amount Rs. 800 per month.

KIIT, Bhubaneswar
Pradyumna Bal Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to two economically challenged but meritorious students and they are provided completely free education along with ancillary expenses.




Screening of The Other Song on May 25, at IIC, New Delhi



You are cordially invited to the screening of

The Other Song

a film by Saba Dewan
 
 
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Time: 6.30 PM
Venue: Main Auditorium, India International Centre, New Delhi 
 
In 1935 Rasoolan Bai the well known singer from Varanasi recorded for the gramaphone a thumri that she would never sing again - Lagat jobanwa ma chot, phool gendwa na maar (My breasts are wounded, don't throw flowers at me).A variation of her more famous bhairavi thumri - Lagat karejwa ma chot, phool gendwa na maar (My heart is wounded, don't throw flowers at me), the 1935 recording, never to be repeated, faded from public memory and eventually got lost.

More than seventy years later the film travels through Varanasi, Lucknow and Muzzafarpur in Bihar to search for the forgotten thumri.This journey opens a Pandora's box of life stories, memories, half remembered songs and histories that for long have been banished into oblivion. It brings the film face to face with the enigmatic figure of the tawaif, courtesan, bai ji and the contested terrain of her art practise and lifestyle. To find the lost other song the film must understand the past and present of the tawaif  and  unravel the significant transitions that took place in late 19th and early 20th century around the control, censorship and moral policing of female sexualities and cultural expression.

Duration:  120 minutes
Language: Hindi / Urdu / English / English subtitles
Directed by: Saba Dewan
Camera: Rahul Roy
Editing: Reena Mohan / Khushboo Agarwal / Mahadeb Shi / Anupama Chandra
Sound: Asheesh Pandya / Gissy Michael / Vipin Bhati
For more information: theothersong@gmail.com

Awards:
  • Best documentary at the Pusan International Film Festival, 2009.

            

Festivals:
  • Pusan International Film Festival, 2009
  • Doclisboa, Lisbon, 2009
  • Dubai International Film Festival, 2009
  •  Bird's Eye View Women's film festival, London, 2010
  • Doc.fest Munich Film festival, 2010

 


 
--
Saba Dewan
A-19, Gulmohar Park
New Delhi -110049
Tel: 00-91-11-26515161
Fax: 00-91-11-41640681
Email: sabadewan@gmail.com
         theothersong@gmail.com
         

National Geographic Young Explorers Grants ((tag: Funds Offered))


From: Chandni Parekh


Excerpts from http://bit.ly/caSfUI -

Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to
25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects
consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs, including:
the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council
(EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT).

Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees. However, a record of
prior experience in the fields of research, conservation, or exploration
should be submitted as it pertains to the proposed project.

Young Explorers Grants vary in amount depending on significance of the
project, though most range between US $2,000 and $5,000 at the maximum.


Free Surgeries in Dahanu, Maharashtra till June 19


via chandni

Excerpts from http://bit.ly/bnLBcG -

World Health organization is having a surgery camp in PALGHAR, located about 120-kilometer North of Mumbai, India.

They will provide corrective surgery for muscular twitches, Ear Nose and throat problems, cataract, dental deformities, cleft lips, epilepsy, mental health disorder etc.

From the 20th MAY 2010,IMPACT India is starting their FREE OPERATION CAMPS.

THE FREE SURGERIES will Include-
1)CLEFT LIPS -- malformation of the face at birth (age NO bar)
2)MUSCULAR DEFORMATIES OF ANY TYPE CAUSED DUE TO POLIO, ARTHROSIS,etc.
3)CATARACTS.


ALL SURGERY WILL BE FREE OF COST.
FOOD & ACCOMMODATION WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THE PATIENT.
ALL MEDICINES ARE FREE.
POST-OP CARE FREE.
POST-OP COUNSELLING FREE.




Fwd: Distressed father seeks help ((tag: Help Sought))

from Chandni Parekh


From mgpendharkar@gmail.com
May 21, 2010
Subject: Need Help

I am looking for a help for my daughter for
rehabilitation. She has become a burden for whole family as she is very
hyper had 3 divorces, because of her bad behaviour, inspite of us trying
to help her always as we shud be. She always blames everyone for the
mistakes she makes, makes scene every time someone objects and is not
independent at all. Inspite of been dependent on us she is careless
about us [parents & brother]. Because of this problem our son's marriage
is a big question mark. We are looking to rehabilitate her where she can
stay , earn/learn something atleast for 1-2 years. There are many other
problems associated with it which I can tell you when we meet.
I am looking for women rehabilitation centre for
daughter

Madhav Pendharkar
Mumbai

Source: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/karmayog/message/62677


Monday 17 May 2010

Counsel Your Dog? Well NATASHA can do it best

here is her mail. rush to her with your doggies. 


From: Natasha Chandy <natasha.chandy@gmail.com>

I am a trained Canine Behaviour Counselor.

No.... I dont sit the dog down on a couch and offer him tissues to weep into. They don't communicate and function like us, of course! They do have their own way - its unique and amazing. Every bark means something! Every wag of the tail means something!

From dogs who have behaviour like constantly catching their own tails to dogs who just wont eat unless fed by their human companion - if you think its a problem and need help - contact me - I can figure ways to set it right.

Please pass on this mail to everyone you know who might need help as well.

09632221061
natasha.wags@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/natashawags
 


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Natasha Chandy <natasha.chandy@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 at 9:18 AM
Subject: Times of India, 16th May, Sunday
To:



COUNSEL THE DOG

Now counselors for dogs help correct their behaviour

Jayashree Nandi | TNN 



    Have a depressed dog? Get him/her counselled. Just like there are counseling psychologists for humans, now there are counsellors for dogs. The trend is just picking up in India including Bangalore and may go a long way in dealing with suffering pets or even dogs in shelters.These specialists are not dog trainers but counsellors who do not use force or instil fear to correct behavioral disorders. 
    Dogs are not humans. Obvious as it may sound, many people including ardent pet lovers misunderstand dog behaviour. The 'canine counsellors' focus on the in
nate behavior of dogs and their instincts to find out what went wrong. 
    According to canine counsellor Natasha Chandy who has completed her course in canine behaviour recently, dogs can feel high levels of fear, can have severe phobias, separation anxiety, food-related problems such as being fussy eaters, eating their own feces, stealing. 
    Dogs can show behaviours that are a result of low to high levels of stress, dogs can suffer from obsessive compulsive behaviours; they may bark and chew up things due to boredom or to seek attention. Instead of losing hope on the 

pet, abandoning it or even contemplating putting it down, counselling is worth a try. 
    The counsellors treat the dog by tracking its innate behaviours. For instance, like wolves, their innate instinct is to hunt or to chase. If that is curbed then they develop behavioural problems. 
    For instance, if your pet dog is on the terrace and wants to bark at other dogs passing by and if you stop him, he might develop stereotypical behaviours such as chasing his tail non-stop or licking his skin to the point where a medical condition known as the 'Lick Granuloma' gets formed. 
    The counsellors, unlike oldfashioned dog trainers who use 
force and instil fear in them, use other methods to rectify such problem behaviour.The dog usually has to be taken to the counsellor once for a couple of hours. Then the counsellor creates a customized solution and gives it to the owner that he has to practise at home. "The tools and techniques used to help the owners and their companion canines are based on latest research done on the canine species. All the latest teaching techniques are based on the principle that trust established between the owner and the dog is key to resolving the problem. The owner implements the programme given to him by the counsellor to resolve the issue," adds Natasha. 
    According to Shirin Merchant who specializes in canine counselling in Mumbai and is an associate of The Northern Centre for Animal Behaviour, England, the trend has just started picking up. "People are now more accepting of the fact that dogs have behavioural problems. Veterinary doctors, dog trainers and groomers are plenty but counselors are relatively new. Groomers or trainers are not qualified in dealing with behavioural problems. Wrong advice can ruin a dog. There are many selfstyled behaviorists who try to treat by reading books or looking online. It's not a good idea," says Shirin. The concept is popular abroad though.