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500 Children Taken On the Flight of Fantasy on World Tourism Day

500 Children Taken On the Flight of Fantasy on World Tourism Day

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BookASmile, an initiative of India's leading ticketing brand BookMyShow, invited over 500 underprivileged children on a visit to the Taj Mahal, on World Tourism Day on September 27. For all the children, who came from 22 cities across India, not only was this their first trip to Taj Mahal, but it was also their first time in an airplane! Aged between 10 and 17, the children were taken on a two day guided tour of the Taj Mahal and other monuments i Agra. BookASmile has, in the past as well, partnered with like-minded NGOs in unconventional spaces of social work and has always believed in supporting the less fortunate with dreams, experiences and life-skills. Speaking on this initiative, Farzana Cama Balpande, Head of BookASmile stated, "At BookASmile, we love to give opportunities th...

Need for Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Development

An interesting conference in the last week of October brought me back to Delhi and also gave me some interesting insights. Entitled ‘The Evaluation Conclave 2010’, it was a mix of over two hundred development professionals from across Asia, Europe and America and working with a focus on Asia. The conference had a typical profile of international and national NGOs, international development funding agencies, researchers and consultants. Issue focus was also typical: poverty, gender and environment. Within environment, the focus remained on climate change. The event was no doubt a major event by any standards. At the event, I noticed that nobody from any nation was talking about climate change mitigation because that means having to take responsibility for past actions. Infighting on

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