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HelpAge India is a leading non profit organization (NGO) in India working with and for disadvantaged elderly for more than 3 decades.
HelpAge India is a leading non profit organization (NGO) in India working with and for disadvantaged elderly for more than 3 decades.

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inclusion for older people: The HelpAge India Experiment! Ishanti Ghose from HelpAge India, working on creating the Smartphone
Booklet for Elders W hen Ishanti
Ghose, a young working woman, sipped her espresso, at work, on a Monday morning
while nar...
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The Elderly as a Resource, not a Burden.
This article originally appeared in Livemint. Author: Arun Maira, Chair
(HelpAge International) Picture Courtesy: Pradip Das, HelpAge India India’s progress in improving the lives of its citizens can be seen in a single statistic, namely, the increase in li...
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Aadhaar Card – Grave Misery for the Disadvantaged Elders?
Image Source: Livemint  Old-age brings with it, it’s own misery. In India of the 100
million elderly, more than 51 million live below the poverty line. They are
supposedly entitled to pension and subsidized rations. The meagre Rs. 200 per
person per month p...
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Top Corporates Commit to Supporting Employees’ Ageing Dependents!
Picture Courtesy: Business Insider L ately, one may have noticed the emerging trend of
corporates doling out benefits for their white collared employees’ dependents -
aged parents and parents-in-law, with an intention to minimalize the
foreseeable anxiety t...
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Defying Ageing With Swords and Elegance, all at Once!
A t 74 years of age Meenakshi Gurukkul defies the ageing
process as well as all that is considered to be socially acceptable, as the
oldest female champion of the ancient marital arts of Kerala – Kalaripayattu .
As she crouches low with her sword clasped in...
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She Was Illiterate. Yet She Went on to Educate The World About Uncontrolled Mining.
K inkri Devi did not know how to
read and write, yet, she went on to became a pioneer activist who educated the masses
about the environment, and raised concerns about the effects of uncontrolled
mining. Heroes come in all forms, but octogenarian, green-her...
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Meet India's Solar Engineer Grannies!
In 2003, the  Barefoot College , Tilonia,
Rajasthan, decided to train illiterate elderly rural women as solar engineers.
The biggest challenge at the time was to convince donors, policy makers, as
well as the male members of the community to accept the ‘imp...
Meet India's Solar Engineer Grannies!
Meet India's Solar Engineer Grannies!
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104-year-old 'Turbaned Tornado' spins a storm every time he runs! #BeLikeFauja
Fauja Singh, Image Courtesy: ESPN W hile most of us have fallen into
the trap of life’s daily drudgery – the monotonous routine of a job, housework
and children, leaves us with little respite; it’s hard not to cling onto
miraculous little inspirations that ...
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Let's Furnish the Needs an Old Age Home!
K rishna’s voice, each morning, resonates at a local temple in Cuddalore with her melodious
prayers, drawing people towards the temple. But not many know about the pain
she hides behind these prayers. She lost both her children early in life. At
their old a...
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Extraordinary Octogenarians: Does this 81-year-old hold the key to teaching kids how to understand math?
This article was originally published in Washington post here . Original author credits:  Perry Stein . M ary Johnson is not a person you’d typically associate with the future. She is 81 and talks about teaching math in the District during the 1960's as if ...
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