Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Pledge

Here is a (lengthy but insightful) piece in Guardian on the Melinda-Gates Foundation.
The numbers can seem huge but as pointed out in the article, it still is just '3-5% of the overall solution.'

As you might have been aware, Gates has been on a drive to get the richest American families to pledge a majority of their wealth to philanthropy. They are calling it the Giving Pledge.

Food for thought: Many who want to give are often turned-off by the horror stories they hear about the misuse of funds. The answer though is not to turn back but to find a cause and a reliable channel which can be monitored. Like they say - there is always a way.
As a child I remember going to the Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad and being awe-struck by the white tiger. I still recollect it as the high-point of the visit.
Saw this video today of white tiger cubs from Germany. Beautiful aren't they?!

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