Monday, July 25, 2011

Baburam Das

The IndiaHelps Team has established contact with the family of Baburam Das, a resident of Bhayander East, who was killed in the Dadar Blast of 13/7.
He leaves behind his wife, a son studying in class 9 and his old mother. The Taj Trust has kindly agreed to take on the expenses related to the child's education. The family has received the Rs 5 lakhs compensation. But the wife is not working and was completely dependent on her husband's income.
Will post up needs and help required once a clearer picture emerges from subsequent conversations with the wife.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A case: Sundersingh Bisht, 13/7 victim

Sundersingh Bisht, received critical burn injuries in the Zaveri
Bazaar blast on 13/7 and was fighting for his life at JJ Hospital. He
passed away on Saturday, leaving behind his wife and a 2 year old son,
as well as two aged parents back in the village, Garud in
Uttarakhand's Bageshwar district. He was an office boy, and earned
approximately Rs 4500 per month, according to his brother Kedarsingh,
who is based in Bombay.
India Helps has touched base with the family and will be helping the
family with their daily needs for a period of six months initially, to
be reviewed upon the completion of six months.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fw: Liver Cancer Treatment for a Two-Year-Old Boy - Bombay ((tag: Health))

Received this appeal from FundACause:

Sent from BlackBerry® on Airtel

From: Chandni Parekh <>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 15:20:19 +0530
To: post<>
Subject: Liver Cancer Treatment for a Two-Year-Old Boy - Bombay ((tag: Health))

From: Mirat Trivedi
Date: 21 July 2011 01:17
Subject: Help needed

Hey Chandni,

Priyadarshini is a friend and runs Janarakshita, an NGO working with cancer patients. If you could check for any help available for the case mentioned below.

Please let me know if any more information is required.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Priya Darshini <>
Date: Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 8:07 PM
Subject: Need your help, urgently.


        As you might already know, I am Trustee with an NGO called Jana Rakshita that has been working with the underprivileged in India, primarily focusing on Cancer and Education. Ours is a registered Trust and we're proud to have helped more than 1100 lives since the time of our inception in the year 2004, but only with the support of you and our friends.

        We have been trying to raise funds for this really tragic case of a beautiful little  2 year old boy Aarav, suffering from Liver cancer, for a couple of days now and just as I am writing this, he is being wheeled into the Operation Theater for an emergency surgery due to some recent complications he developed whilst in the ICU. His arteries have begun to leak and they're hoping to try and operate on the tumors if possible. This was unexpected and puts this case on our Top Priority. As dramatic as this may sound, we need immediate help so he can pay up for his surgeries. Dr Sachin Almel from Hinduja Hospital (Mumbai) who is treating Aarav has talked to the Hospital authorities and bought a couple of days time to pay up the bills.
        Our NGO - Jana Rakshita has had many cases this month and very few donors as always. And hence we're reaching out to you, to please help us help Aarav. Please check the attached document that was written out earlier today, before the recent emergency. 

        More details about our NGO will soon be available on our website. Bad timing, but we had a website up all this while and just pulled it down a few days ago to put up a new one. Please stay tuned in to for updated content and details about our NGO and our activities. Alternatively, you can also call us or drop in to meet us at our office for details. Our work and accounts are open to all.

        Hoping to hear back from you as soon as possible. I also request you to pass this email on to as many people as you can.

        If you have any further questions, you can contact us on the below numbers:-

PriyaDarshini, (Trustee, Jana Rakshita)
 99200 59611

Kala Shyamsunder (President, Jana Rakshita)
 9322 881491

Raghu Kandade (Secretary, Jana Rakshita)
98211 08053

        If you are from the US or UK and would like to donate, please send me an email and I shall get back to you with transfer details.

        Thank you for your time. Please try and give this a few minutes of your time. This little boy needs us right now.


Peace & Love

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Rinku Vishwakarma-First contact

We read about Rinku Vishwakarma in the newspapers. Her husband,
Makeshwar Vishwakarma had been critically injured in the Kabutarkhana
blasts. She, we read, had been waiting outside the ICU at KEM
hospital, without having eaten a single morsel, with her two year old
daughter for the past two days. We requested a Midday reporter to pass
her our contact details in the event that she needed any help. A day
went by with no call. Yesterday, we got a call from her. Her daughter
was running a high fever, and she sent her back to her neighbours in
Sion to be cared. Her inlaws have come down from UP to be with her in
these times. She needed some financial help, and India Helps sent
across a small amount to tide her over these few days in the hospital
and for her daughter's medicines. Parul Sharma of the IH team will be
coordinating this case, and we will be doing a follow up visit soon.
If anyone would like to help her, please do get in touch. Right now,
as we see it, the wait is for her husband to recover, and then do a
needs assessment. Will keep you posted. Watch this space.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Grishma Tushar Vora missing since the blasts

If anyone has seen her or has any leads to her, please contact the
numbers on this link.

Fw: Varsha Karia, 25 years old, injured in KEM Hospital looking for parents

We just received this appeal, please spread the word:

Sent from BlackBerry® on Airtel

From: Jude Soares <>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 15:02:34 +0530
To: <>
Subject: Varsha Karia, 25 years old, injured in KEM Hospital looking for parents

Got to know from a friend of Varsha Karia, 25 years old, injured in KEM Hospital and they are looking for her parents. She is in a serious condition, so any help would be appreciated.

Best Regards,
Jude Soares

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


A fantastic initiative by Mumbaikars, a googlespreadsheet that allows you to list down ways in which you'd like to help in disaster situations.

Go here:

List of Hospitals

Phone numbers of the hospitals the injured have been taken to:
KEM hospital 022-24136051
Nair hospital 022-23085379
Harkishandas 022-2385555/30095555
Saifee Hospital 022-67570111
JJ Hospital 022-23739031 / 23735555 / 23760943 / 23768400 / 23731144 / 5555 / 23701393 / 1366

As of this moment, all blood banks have adequate blood except for B-ve, so please call before visiting.

The complete list of government hospitals in Mumbai is here:

The list of the dead and the injured.

The official list is here:

Another terror strike, time to reach out again

Mumbai suffered three bomb blasts in Dadar, Zaveri Bazaar and Opera House last evening. As per latest reports, the death toll is at 18 and said that the number of injured stand at 131 including 23 who are seriously injured in Wednesday's blasts.

The list last available is here

The India Helps team will be ascertaining cases which require assistance and posting needs on this blog. If you would like to help, please mail us on or tweet to us @IndiaHelps.

Mumbai Blasts

Three blasts reported in Mumbai. Here is a link to a spreadsheet that contains all relevant numbers if you are seeking help, need help or would like to help.

Spread the word. Stay calm. Stay safe.

Update: The spreadsheet (above) is no longer available on the site.