Towards a special cause

Now that the hue and cry about the pink chaddi campaign has died down i thought its a good time to  talk about something real, something effective and something that can really make a difference to our own lives and impact those around us.

Many of us, atleast those of us with a social conscience, want to do something about the ills and disparities we live amidst, but dont know what or how to go about it. Though the intentions of most people are good, they are often wary. Will their donations reach the needy? Will it be worth their time? Will their contributions be put to the wrong use? I am constantly asked these questions, and my answer is if you want to do something just do it. The rest will all fall into place. Wether its cancer support, women and childrens abuse, eye donation, education and literacy, whatever it is that you feel strongly about, all one has to do is take the first step. Whichever part of the country you are living in and whatever your economic status. Because its not only your money you can contribute, but your time, your ideas, and your love. 

TASC…Towards a Special Cause, the brainchild of Pooja Kapur- is a non profit initiative started to address exactly these issues. To help spread awareness and conceptualize innovative ways to support various causes. 

Because a tiny drop can cause a ripple of change

Every step taken towards helping someone is a step worth taking

Every effort counts and is significant in some way.

To know more about TASC’s pioneering efforts and participate in this wonderful endeavor log on to

you can write to them at

14 thoughts on “Towards a special cause”

  1. Your blog does make some sense .. I have seen quite a few celebrity blogs but your writings are with some intellect.
    Keep writing the good stuff..

    By the way, TASC seems to be a good effort… but then, how can I know more about it before I can actually be a volunteer and mention it to people and on my blog.

  2. Dear Amit

    click on the Tasc link above

    the website is detailed and self explanatory

    click on a cause that you would like to know more about or get involved with. There are numerous NGO’s and organizations listed on the TASC website such as or prerana or hellenkiller institute etc. You can contact the NGO’s directly on the details listed on the relevant sites by clicking on their links.

    If you are still unsure and would like some guidance on how to go about it and what exact manner you would like to be involved in, write to

  3. Dear Madam,
    On behalf the Event Management Committee of Ramjas College, Delhi University, it is our pleasure to invite you to be the Guest of Honour at the “Pladeus ‘09”, the annual college festival of our college on 24th-26th February 2009.
    Founded in 1917 by the great educationist and philanthropist, Rai Kedar Nath, Ramjas College is one of the oldest colleges of Delhi. Beginning from the humble precincts of Darya Ganj in Old Delhi, the College today boasts of a spacious campus, state-of-the-art infrastructure and an esteemed faculty of scholars trained at leading universities in India and abroad. Over the past 92 years, Ramjas College has established itself amongst the reputed colleges of the country, including holding rankings as being one of the best colleges in India for the Commerce and Arts streams. In fact, we were also judged the Best Extra-Curricular Coordinating College in Delhi University 2007-08.
    We, students of Ramjas College , hold you in very high esteem for achieving such great feats in your field and giving us the motivation to do the same. We understand that it is very short notice, but the clearance for having the event has been passed now and we are trying our level best to make the event a success in such a short time-span. We will also make sure that your accommodation and transportation are well taken care of. It would indeed be an honour for all of us if you accept our humble invitation and share some of your precious time with the students and academicians to enlighten us in a unique way.
    We aspire to hear from you soon.
    Yours sincerely,
    Event Management Committee Ramjas College Delhi University
    For further clarification, please contact
    Rhea Srivastava at +91 – 9810778424 (
    Kriti Sharma at +91 – 9968877989 (

  4. Hi Suchitra

    glad you decided to move away from the pink chaddi hype and focus attention on something more important and real
    Thanks for this information. Will log on on the site

  5. Well said. I have already sent a mail to TASK giving all the details about my address etc and my areas where I would like to take it up. Let me wait and see what response I get. After 2,3 days, I will follow it up.

  6. I have received a reply from TASK.Unfortunately, they don’t have any connections with other places, though the efforts are on to take it to other cities.In a day or two, I will log on in the website id they have given and try to explore the availability of the opportunities. Till then I will talk to the NGOs here and try to do something.Already there are some anathashram people who are coming to this building and collecting things. I don’t know how far they are reliable. I have to find out.Let me wait and see

  7. I second to Amit.There are lot of celebrities out there who just see’s blogging as just another way of publicity.But your blogs are not just full of intellect but also seems to be close to your heart.Keep pouring.We like them all.

  8. Thank you for this information. I am a housewife with a very young child and wanting to do something from home for one or two years. WIll look up the tasc website

  9. I can tell that this is not the first time at all that you write about the topic. Why have you chosen it again?

  10. If you ever want to hear a reader’s feedback 🙂 , I rate this post for four from five. Decent info, but I have to go to that damn msn to find the missed parts. Thanks, anyway!

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