Social activism & volunteering
"I want to improve the world, and I want to smell good while doing it " - Adam Rifkin.
Kindness, compassion, and eternal optimism while giving away hope to help underprivileged sections of society, will go a long way in creating a bright future for all of us. I have been passionate about using technology for bringing socio-economic changes. I have been actively involved in various causes to make this world a better place.
- Creating awareness in Design school in Italy with respect to best internship practices in lieu with an unfortunate incidence with respect to internship of a design student to increase awareness.
- Mentoring students for Science Park Creatives initiative for various projects and thesis related topics.
- Creating awareness about the Amsterdam Science Park campus by giving tours and talks to the interested visitor groups and entrepreneurs.
- Creating awareness in the Amsterdam companies about improved hiring practices for detecting frauds and scams.
- Creating awareness about a great initiative www.aaplimule.org to rehabilitate children of Indian farmers, who have committed suicide.
- Chennai, India flood relief crowd-funding face-book awareness (2015).
- Save Indian Farmers from Suicide campaign - Crowdfunding donations marketing (2015).
- Civic society awareness in Pune, India, by bringing together people in housing society for repairing a road during rainy season (2010).
- Civic society awareness in Pune, India, to fight against corruption in Indian bureaucratic settings, such as property registration (2010).
- Right To Information (RTI) act awareness in housing society members in Pune, India, to fight against corruption in municipality (2010).
- Conservation of energy by changing light up and down times based on weather patterns, at student housing and CWI, in Amsterdam, Netherlands (2013).
- Worked towards lowering pedestrian beeper noise at newly installed traffic lights at student housing in Amsterdam, Netherlands (2013).
- Social media campaigner for Member of Parliament (MP) candidate Mr. Arun Bhatia in 2009 Indian General Elections (2009).
- Member of NGO, Nirman, Pune, India, which works in the area of youth empowerment and rural awareness (2010).
- Member of TreeLabs an idea incubator at IIT Mumbai, India, for discussing / acting on social enterprise related issues.
- Consultant to www.citizensocial.org, a Gov.2.0 company trying to bring technology for civic issue resolutions (2010).
- Facebook post campaigner to create awareness about improving the socio-economic situations in India.
- Active blogger targeting interesting ideas for socio-economic progress with technology.