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Donate to save the lives of children with Heart Ailments – MyHelpingHand.in

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Oct 2011

Donate to save the lives of children with Heart Ailments – MyHelpingHand.in

The baby you see here is Nishant Shanmugam, aged 8 months and weighing 4.5kgs. He was in gross cardiac failure with severe dysfunction of the left ventricle and severe pulmonary hypertension. The parents were very poor and were in tears. What would you do if you were the parents of that child. Absolutely no idea. Luckily for them, the Alfred Solomon Heart Foundation led by…

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Beat Breast Cancer – Free Mammogram drive in Dubai

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Jun 2010

Beat Breast Cancer – Free Mammogram drive in Dubai

This year Safe and Sound are giving away free mammograms to low income women in Dubai, women who ordinarily would not be able to afford this life saving scan which normally costs between AED 400 – 750, as a result of the very succesfull 2009 Walkathon which you all so heartfully supported. If you can think of a woman, or women (you can nominate as…

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Aravind Eye Care System – Eye(I) care for the poor!

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Apr 2010

Aravind Eye Care System – Eye(I) care for the poor!

Established in 1976 with the mission to eliminating needless blindness, Aravind is the largest and most productive eye care facility in the world. Taking its compassionate services to the doorstep of rural India, Aravind’s stunningly effective strategies vaulted barriers of distance, poverty and ignorance to create a self-sustaining system. From April 2006 to March 2007, including the work done in the Managed Eye Hospitals, over…

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The ‘Puthur Kattu’ (Bone Setting) experience in Chennai

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Sep 2009

The ‘Puthur Kattu’ (Bone Setting) experience in Chennai

Two months ago my dad tore a ligament on his right shoulder while carrying my daughter Afifa out of a car. Actually we thought he dislocated his shoulder because of a very audible ‘crack’ emanating there. He is all but 65 years young so you can imagine what pain he must be going through. Well we went to St. Isabella’s Hospital in Mylaopre in Chennai…

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Mar 2009

The “freaks” are out gymming!

Riyaz asked me the other day wat the term GYM really meant. Nowadays when we say the word gym, it usually means something to do with weights and treadmills! Let’s find out what it is according to Wikipedia. The word γυμνάσιον (gymnasion) was used in Ancient Greece, meaning a locality for both physical and intellectual education of young men. The later meaning of intellectual education…

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