Two Hundred Lives Saved

  A knight in shinning armour appeared just when he was needed most.         Paul Dunn, Chairman of Buy1Give1, helped to salvage the lives of 200 slum children whose school was in danger of closing down due to lack of funds. Geeta Nagar, a hub of sprawling hutments, is situated in the heart of south Mumbai and has a population of over 40,000 slum dwellers. SAGE Foundation with the help of Helping Hands in Service, a registered Trust, takes care of the education, health and vocational training of the children and their families by adopting over a… Read more

Laxmi goes to University of Westminster

Varalaxmi Pillai, daughter of a housemaid was nurtured by SAGE Foundation and received a degree from HR College, a prime Educational Institute of Mumbai. In this picture she is receiving an Achievers’ Award for the best student at the hands of Maya Shahani, Chairperson of SAGE Foundation, and Dr Indu Shahani, Former Sheriff of Mumbai. Laxmi was offered a scholarship at the London School of Economics but she opted to work for a year at Thomas Cook to gain some work experience and international elan. She was given a makeover to enhance her self esteem by Queenie Dhody, an expert in personal… Read more

Jennifer Read Hawthorne

Jennifer Read Hawthorne is the co-author of The New York Times No.1 bestsellers Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, and also Diamonds, Pearls, and Stones: Jewels of Wisdom for Young Women from Extraordinary Women of the World. She is an inspirational speaker who delivers keynote addresses internationally. Jennifer was inspired by the creative craft of the under resourced women making global quality products. Part of the sales proceeds of the SAGE garments that Jennifer bought from Meenakshi’s Dancing Peacock’s fashion outlet went towards buying raincoats for the children in this picture. Jennifer bought… Read more


Mansi, daughter of a tailor, is another child nurtured by SAGE. She is beautiful and brilliant. Mansi is the poster child and face of SAGE Foundation and dreams of being an engineer. SAGE is indeed proud of her and wants the whole world to adopt children like Mansi.     Read more

Ethical Excellence Award for Ratan Tata

The Shahani Group is known for Ethical Excellence and institutionalized the Ethical Excellence Award at the Birth Centenary Celebrations of the Founder Trustee Mr. K.T. Shahani. The first recepients of the award were Mr. Ratan Tata, Mr. Narayana Murthy, and Mr. Dev Anand at the hands of the then Deputy Prime Minister Mr. L.K. Advani. Read more

Handing the Torch down the Generations

The Founder Trustee of Shahani Trust, Dada K.T. Shahani has a prominent cross-road named after him outside the Shahani Trust Colony where he built 350 flats for people who could not afford homes of their own. His vision of opening educational institutes, hospitals and low cost housing was fulfilled in his lifetime.   Maya and Kishore Shahani, Trustees of Thadomal Shahani Trust and Founders of SAGE Foundation receiving an award at the hands of Shri L.K. Advani for social entrepruneurship. It is their firm resolve to continue with and nurture the legacy handed over to them and take it to… Read more