This article was published in HuffPost India on 06 May 2015. Here is the link.
Below is an extract:
If not for anything else, it is for the hope of creating marvellous stories that we should donate — to Nepal now, and to any and every other community in need in the future. The stories that emerge are timeless tales that define the beauty of the human character: a beauty that, interestingly, is catalysed by money although engendered by altruism. Stories like that of the old diabetic woman living to see her grandkid because our donations helped provide her life-saving insulin; of the young boy/girl saved from being orphaned and a likely life of crime/exploitation because our aid money made possible the life-saving surgery of his/her surviving parent; of the mother and father of two saved from permanent indebtedness and depression because we, through our fundraising, helped them rebuild their home.