First Steps

It has been six months since our last communication. A lot has happened since then.

Purnata has been registered as a Society under The Indian Societies Registration Act of 1860. Our board met for the first time on 18th of July, 2014. We have completed the legal formalities and received PAN Card.

Purnata has got staff in Delhi and Kolkata now. We have sought and obtained permissions to start research in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. The data collection from different agencies for research has already begun. Totally, we have covered over 600 cases in Mumbai and another...

A Vision Unfolding

You might be wondering why another NGO to add to the 330 million NGOs we have in India. It was a concern for me too.

As there are so many risks and uncertainties, I tried wriggling out of it. I argued I have no funding, no backing and so on. I was sometimes afraid if I’m not putting my family at risk and if I was not being foolish. But the burden within me grew stronger, the vision got clearer and the dream just got bigger. I couldn’t shake it off as much as I tried....