Thursday, January 28, 2010

Old clothes

Received this as a forward from Chandni:

We are a group of students planning to conduct a clothes collection drive in various areas of Mumbai.

We would like to collaborate with NGOs who undertake clothes collection drives or who can use donated clothes, and request such NGOs and organisations to please contact us for further steps.

Karan Gupta

Appeal for blood

A 2 year old girl is suffering from Blood Cancer and is in urgent need of blood. Her parents are very poor but are trying their best to save the child. They have come from Kolkata and have neither enough money nor adequate knowledge about Mumbai to facilitate a constant supply of blood for their child. Some people in Mumbai have come forward and are trying to be of as much help to these poor parents as possible. I have been requested by one of them to spread the word around that if anyone of you is willing to go to TATA Memorial Hospital and donate blood for this 2 year old child, you can call up 9870453300 and speak to Mr. Samik Bhattacharya for further details.
Any blood group will be accepted as the hospital will exchange it with the required group.
Thanking you.
Sourav Guha
Sent from BlackBerry® on Airtel

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Some Good news!

Abdul, Shabira Khan's son had called on Sunday and needed some help finding a job. Gave him Akhila's number from the Indiahelps blog -> "News you can use" section.

He interviewed for the job today and got it!! Fingers crossed that he does well at it, and keeps it as well. Thanks Akhila and Kiran!

Please do keep a lookout for our 'news you can use' posts for any useful and relevant information that can be used in cases.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Here's Ankit, post op.

From Santanu Ghose, Kolkata, pictures of little Ankit finally able to stand straight after being operated. Hopefully in few months we should get pictures of Ankit walking and running.

A big thank you toSantanu Ghose, Panchtatva and Baisali for making this possible...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jobs available

Received this mail as a forward from Chandni. Do forward the information if you know of any deserving candidates:

Dear All,

Job is available for office assistant- 2 vacancies
Pay Rs. 3600/- consolidated per month. Monday to Saturday 9-6

Qualification- 10th or 12th pass with a working knowledge of spoken English.
Candidates with 10 fail may also be considered if they have some experience.
Computer experience not required though preferable.

Those living near Andheri, Juhu, Vile Parle preferred.
Job Location- Juhu Vile Parle Development Scheme.

Prospective candidates may call me directly.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Unique Identity Number

The process to assign a unique identity number to each Indian has been started under the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
(See for more details)

It is expected that a unique identification number (UID) that can be verified and authenticated in an online, cost-effective manner, and which is robust enough to eliminate duplicate and fake identities, will help to bring about transformation in the lives of many Indians, who struggle daily to access and rightfully use resources that are available for them. Do you agree?

Now is the time to give suggestions and inputs on how this UID Project can be designed and implemented to be people-friendly, useful and easily doable for

Some examples:
a) what are simple and effective ways to prevent misuse?
b) is biometric identification the most suitable method to adopt in India?
c) how can UID be used to benefit groups such as migrant workers, street children, etc.?
d) should the UID be integrated with other existing I/Cards such as the Pan Card, Voting Card, etc.? How?
e) have you heard of experiences of similar initiatives in other countries, companies, etc.?
f) what are the experiences of NGOs which have been working with groups of all types and sizes, and how such persons could use and benefit from a UID.

Karmayog will compile and forward all suggestions received to the UID Authority, as well as display all these on our website for others to read and respond.

Vinay -- bringing out your unique identity

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Help for financially constrained, bright students

If you have come across any bright students coming from poor financial background who have finished their 10th standard this year (April 2009) and scored more than 80%, please ask them to contact the NGO-Prerana (supported by Infosys foundation). The NGO is conducting a written test and those who clear the test will be eligible for financial help for their further studies.

Please ask the students to contact the people mentioned below to get the form in Bangalore

44th cross,1st 'A' main road, jayanagar 7th block Bangalore
Mob no- 9900906338 (saraswati)
Mr. Shivkumar( 9986630301) - Hanumanthnagar office
Ms. Bindu(9964534667)-Yeshwantpur office
Even if you don't know anyone, please pass on this info, someone might be in need of this help desperately.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Update on Sachin Singh

This report in from Sangeeta:

I went to JJ hospital for my second meeting on the Sachin Singh case.
Dr Jadhav saw Sachin and was very very helpful. He assigned another doctor to go with me to the Surgeon who had operated on Sachin. I also saw Sachin in shorts for the first time and so I now know the kid had bullet wounds on left leg. Tissue was taken from the stomach to heal the wounds.

On the left hand - four fingers have movement and one finger has lost movement - that cant be repaired anywhere.

The lump they said can be reduced 30% but as Sachin stays in a slum they will want the child to stay in the hospital for 15 days to avoid post operation infection. I think Summer holidays is a better time for the kid. They prescribed tests and xrays. The doctor assigned by Dr Jadhav took us around and helped with the paperwork and tests . The kid has two more tests to do which I will do outside in private hospital because that's faster for me and the family. I will get the reports collected from JJ.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

How To Get Blood In Emergency!!

Now it has become easier to get the blood we need.

All you have to do is just type "BLOOD and send SMS to 96000 97000"



So please pass this message to all. It certainly would save many lives.

It's a Must to Know & Share. Do it now....

Forward this to all your friends whom you care the minute you spare to share this information can save somebody's life with rare Blood Group!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Update from Kolkata

This just in from Baisali:

1) Ankit
Santanu called this morning. He said that Phulwinder (Ankit's father) called him and the operation was a success! Ankit is in the ICU now and the doctors from Germany will be staying on till Friday to monitor his progress. Phulwinder is expected to get an estimate from the hospital this evening regarding the next lot of expenses.

2) Ahana
Yesterday, Purnima brought Ahana to Apollo Hospital to get her stomach pipe changed. My friend, Dr. Gupta checked her and then referred her to his colleagues in the Gastro dept. I was in the hospital at the time so I was there. The tube was not available initially but they sent for it and came by the evening, by which time I had left. The procedure took only five minutes and Purnima even fed Ahana there to make sure everything was ok.

From Team India Helps a big big Thank You to Panchtatva for both Ankit and Ahana.