We are Positive

Mar 1, 2022

Vasudeva Kudumbakam

I spent a couple of days at 'Nana Nani', a senior retirement community at Coimbatore, where my sister has moved in.

Feb 19, 2022

Meet a Guinness record holder

Meet Mr Sathyakumar, all of 37 years and what a great attitude!

Feb 8, 2022

Two lessons on leadership

Two lessons on leadership, I cherish and keep as a benchmark.

Jan 19, 2022

Welfare Schemes Awareness Booklet

ARCOD has prepared a 'Welfare Schemes Awareness Booklet', thanks to Mrs Nalini Keshavraj and Mr Paneerselvam.

Jan 29, 2022

My Sreedevi left me

A small portion of food you made for your youngest, taught me my first lesson in Love.

Jan 8, 2022

Friendship should be like number 9

I heard an interesting perspective on friendship according to Mahatma Gandhi.

Dec 29, 2021

Journey of a thousand miles

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

Dec 20, 2021

Another Successful Day for Centre for Excellence

Bhaskar, a friend and a supporter of our work with the children for the last 11 years visited our learning centre yesterday and interacted with our 25 girls in the CFE

Nov 25, 2021

Children of Krishnagiri: An inclusive Society

We have been distributing nutrition kits every month to all our children for the last 9 years.

Nov 22, 2021

A little Hero

This little hero, Kavy (name changed), a challenged child became extremely close to us in the short time we spent with him.

Nov 23, 2021

A day well spent

A day spent with the teachers and Govt School children with whom we work with was refreshing!

Nov 1, 2021

Recovery and Reflections

A useful time to reflect and observe changes in a defined life.

Oct 12, 2021

A token of gratitude

A tribute to the generation behind me

Oct 11, 2021

Children of Krishnagiri’s Center for Excellence

We at ARCOD and Children of Krishnagiri are delighted to announce the ‘Center for Excellence’ initiative.

Oct 1, 2021

Entering the 12th Year with Hope!

A moment to look back with pride and look forward with hope, as we enter our 12th year of journey with love and learning.

Sep 25, 2021

The Start of a Dream

Center for Excellence commences its first 2-day residential programme today at 'Namma Veedu'

Sep 24, 2021

Lessons From my Alteration Tailor!

Irfan, my ‘Alteration Tailor’ and the lessons learnt. 

Sep 9, 2021

A Proud Moment!

A proud moment in my professional and personal life!

Sep 4, 2021

A special Teachers’ Day!

A momentous and special Teachers’ Day for us, Team COK.

Aug 24, 2021

Another visit and some more sharing.

A lot has been said and written earlier by me about the 'Indian Association for the Blind', Madurai and its present head, my friend, Abdul.

Aug 1, 2021

Lesson on perseverance and forgiveness

It was a pleasure to have our neighbour/friend Manjula joining us today with her husband Prem, son Vishnu and a great friend Santosh.

Aug 1, 2021

2-day residential workshop

A 2-day residential workshop was done with 12 girls who will be getting into college for graduation from our 'Children of Krishnagiri' group.

Jul 17, 2021

Our 3 months Hiatus

We met 10 of the 16 children who will be starting college this academic year.

Jul 16, 2021

A friend for 3 decades

A friend for 3 decades, Gopi Paniker is 70 years young!

Jul 9, 2021

An incredible story

Senthil came to work for me a few decades ago as a young Collection Executive.

Jun 10, 2021

Create a paradise when you move on

What a wonderful video was made by the children of Snehagram (A divine organisation working for the orphaned HIV+ children in Karnataka).

Jun 7, 2021

Good News

Our child, Tina (name changed), who came to us first at the age of 9 delivered a healthy baby girl on Saturday.

May 24, 2021

Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river

I know I haven't read a thousand books (had I read, I would have, perhaps, batted a thousand), but allow me to enlarge upon this quote.

Apr 12, 2021

My Journey With COVID-19

The word 'Positive' was a go-to word for many years in my growing years, until I started working for Children of Krishnagiri.

Apr 9, 2021

Miracles Aren’t Miraculous!

We were surprised when a company called 'Fragoman' approached us last year wanting to do something for the Children of Krishnagiri. We were clueless about who they were!

Apr 5, 2021

Ubuntu – I am because we are

During the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, I had the pleasure to pen down my journey of life. I thoroughly enjoyed the process.

Mar 28, 2021

Another Beautiful Sunday IV

It was another achievement for us as we completed the 4th Sunday of LLL-COK

Mar 18, 2021

Another beautiful day with wonderful people.

Met Mr. Hari Haran, the author of 'Butterflies, Parathas and Bhagavad Gita' and 'A street puppy's guide to Indian Religious Wisdom'.

Mar 16, 2021

What drives them?

An 80-year-old grandfather brings his grandson to our learning sessions traveling over 3 hours one way, every Sunday.

Dec 19, 2020

Corporates & The Art of Giving.

HSBC gave us Rs.19.50 lacs for our Children of Krishnagiri yesterday.

Mar 11, 2021

Remembering Riya With Love

It's 2 years since Riya left us! Remembering her with love.

Mar 8, 2021

Why Do We Need To Talk About Women and HIV?

HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus has an adverse effect on the human immune system.

Mar 7, 2021

A New Beginning At Children Of Krishnagiri!

Mr. Srikanth and Mr. Krithivasan have launched this program across 30 government schools in Tamil Nadu...

Jan 25, 2021

A Beautiful Day Of Learning

My happiness knew no bounds when I met Raina, Parvathi and Rijjul.

Dec 27, 2020

New Beginnings

Two of our girls from Namma Veedu have started a new journey in life.

Dec 10, 2020

Mama and learnings

2020 has been a really hard year for most people- we’ve lost jobs and family members, had to deal with major changes in our life

Our chat with Shradha Sharma from YourStory

We recently had the pleasure and honour to have a chat about our journey with Ms Shradha Sharma, CEO and Founder of YourStory.

Diwali Celebrations Fundraiser with David Goggins Challenge

In preparation for the upcoming Diwali celebrations, Murali and a few neighbours took up the David Goggins’ 4x4x48 challenge in an effort to raise funds.

Aug 23, 2020

Chetan

Chetan is a wonderful person and a professional cyclist.

Aug 18, 2020

Love

They held, they displayed, they watched, they loved.

Aug 16, 2020

Divya and Avijit’s noble deed

What a beautiful way Divya Dinakar and Avijit Ravi decided to celebrate their wedding today.

Ubuntu

We come alone, we go alone is an oft-repeated phrase I’ve heard on life’s philosophy.

Silence

A nothingness, but a sense of completeness.

Jul 31, 2020

Lessons on Friendship – What we’ve forgotten over the years

Friendship blossoms whenever there is a common ground between people.

Jul 27, 2020

Journey as an Organic Agriculturist

My learnings as an Organic Agriculturist for the last 3 years has been manifold!

Jul 12, 2020

Loving Grace

Today I am striving to break the block to write about my cousin, Murali Gopalakrishnan.

Jul 11, 2020

A Walk In Memory Of Dr Hirji Adenwalla

My friend's wife, Mrs Meher Thomas, is walking 800 km in Singapore to raise funds in memory of her late father, Hirji Adenwalla, a compassionate doctor from Thrissur.

Jul 9, 2020

Manu

With no educational background or experience but just the love to serve those in need, Ms Manu took care of 25 mentally challenged people in Bangalore.

Jun 28, 2020

Pani uncle

Pani uncle was a wonderful human whom I had the pleasure of knowing briefly.

Jun 27, 2020

Memories

How beautiful, how soothing, brings a smile, a tear of Joy

Sathya’s amazing grandmother

While living with her grandmother who is 52 years old, Sathya lost her grandfather 3 months ago.

Jun 14, 2020

Nagarani

We lost Nagarani last week, mother of Sakthivel, Sathya and Sivasakthi.

Jun 8, 2020

Munirathna

Munirathna is a 31-year-old single mother who does everything she can within her means to care for her 15-year-old son, Murali.

Jun 8, 2020

Online Education

One of the major discussions I hear about, in the circle I live in, is about online education for children including its feasibility and effectiveness

Jun 7, 2020

Acceptance

I do it every moment, Unaware

Jun 5, 2020

Unknown

A distant destination but close to the mind

May 30, 2020

Last Day

The most dreaded, the most feared, the ultimate reality!

May 12, 2020

Harish

Harish, a 17-year-old boy and a child of ours, a rebel who refused all along to accept his HIV status and not take his medication

May 8, 2020

Taslim, The Reliable Soul

Taslim came as a 10-year-old under our care. She is 21 years old now and carries a difficult past like most of our children.

May 7, 2020

Mind

That constant companion who runs our lives

Apr 30, 2020

Love

All-encompassing word, thought and fullness.

Apr 28, 2020

A random occurrence or the universe conspiring?

Mr S. P. Iyer, with a doctorate in chemistry, was a storehouse of knowledge and a great conversationalist

Apr 27, 2020

Sage wisdom from Mr Vidyaakar

An early influence in my life was Mr Vidyaakar of 'Udavum Karangal' (Helping hands) in Chennai

Apr 27, 2020

Safe and sound in Krishnagiri

It's going to be a month since I met our children

Apr 27, 2020

The Chase

As I chased ‘Him’ in the circle, He chased ‘Me’

Apr 27, 2020

Pause

A moment that takes your breath away

Apr 24, 2020

Surrender

Observed it first when I was helpless!

Apr 24, 2020

Happiness

The most elusive and searched

Apr 21, 2020

Sushma, The Playful Soul

Like most of our children at Krishnagiri, Sushma too lost her family to HIV.

Apr 13, 2020

Line

As I reached for one more banana than needed, I crossed the line.

Apr 13, 2020

Thank You Team CoK For Your Invaluable Support And Dedication

We have a team of 4 people to call our children daily and enquire about their need for food, medicines and general health

Apr 8, 2020

Sridhar, The Resilient Soul

Meet the boy who braved the loss of his mother and lives with HIV

Mar 27, 2020

These two ladies are on the forefront of fighting COVID-19 outbreak

Mrs Jabeena Taj and Mrs Visalakshi from BBMP is surveying Bengaluru city and are on the forefront of fighting the Coronavirus outbreak.

Mar 20, 2020

Children of Snehagram

I ran 5 km with our 50 plus children from Snehagram

Mar 20, 2020

Fighting since birth

My children of Krishnagiri have been fighting a similar but more intense battle with HIV from birth!

Mar 20, 2020

Thank You Synergos!

Ten years of work summarised in a few months with creativity and compassion! That's Team Synergos.

Mar 18, 2020

Sultana, The Affectionate Soul

The 5-year-old sweetheart who found a place to call home in Krishnagiri

Mar 13, 2020

Shakuntala Devi – The Super Mom

An auto ride with Mrs. Shakuntala Devi reaffirms my point of support for women empowerment.

Mar 13, 2020

At it again!

A big job fair was conducted today at Hosur by our District employment office in which 57 private companies participated. Hats off to Private/Government hand-holding.

Mar 13, 2020

A Woman’s Grit

It's been 4 long years since he left me!  Many memories and an unexplainable void!

Mar 13, 2020

Three’s Company

This weekend's story is about my 3 colleagues, Gowtham, Radha and Lakshmi.

Mar 13, 2020

Meet Sheela and Paneer

25 children, 30 hours, 400 plus km, 2 trusted lieutenants, is all it took to experience 'Divinity'!

Feb 25, 2020

Another Santa Claus!

This Santa's name is Gafoor.

Feb 24, 2020

Sweet and Confident Jyoti

Meet the wonder-child of Krishnagiri

Feb 18, 2020

I Thank You For Your Constant Support

A tribute to those who continue to stand by me and my children

Jan 16, 2020

Abandoned but Abundant

These days you can’t go two posts on the internet without running into someone posting “I’ve lost my faith in humanity”.

Jan 10, 2020

Kindness is Godliness

Visitor blog on ARCOD 32nd year celebration

Jan 9, 2020

Back to the Drawing Board

Why are our children quitting their jobs?

Jan 6, 2020

YRG Care Conducts a Residential Camp for COK

The joy of the children grew leaps and bounds

Jan 2, 2020

A New Milestone – Commencing Operations in Krishnagiri

Commencing operations in Krishnagiri

Aug 19, 2015

Visit to a Heavenly Abode

Visit to a Heavenly Abode Visitor Blog By Achiah

Dec 18, 2019

Children of Kelamangalam – Krishnagiri

Children of Kelamangalam - Krishnagiri Visitor Blog