WHAT WE DO

TAICT is an incubator and powerhouse for good ideas that create social change

TAICT believes that collective action, with the right resources and leadership, can achieve great heights. It seeks to enable and empower individuals to improve the lives of Indian citizens by offering strategic, financial and legal support while maintaining a discreet profile.


TAICT is focussed on issues relating to the environment, governance, and livelihood, as a means to improve the everyday lives of citizens. It wants to take part in shaping the future of India, by revisiting our cultural values that traditionally have always prioritised the preservation of nature.  The original Indian culture has now, more than ever, relevance to our day to day life, we need to dig deep into our collective memory and follow the path of our elders, who had so much wisdom.

 
WHY WE DO IT

To secure the rights of all to clean air, water and soil

Concerned with the lack of accountability and ownership over depleting natural resources and alarming rates of environmental pollution, TAICT looks to address basic issues of the environment, health and hygiene through simple, practical solutions.
We believe that a good solution requires a distinctive idea, executed by the right people at the right time.

However, there is often a disparity in the idea and its end result. TAICT distinguishes itself from other instruments of change in that it is focussed on thorough, high quality execution of projects by uniting a strong sense of commitment, thoughtful design and attention to detail.

 
TIMELINE

Our journey to reach our goals

14th Nov 2007

The Anonymous Indian Charitable Trust was registered

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Aug 2009

Reclaim Bengaluru, It’s Yours!  First massive clean up drive in India organized by TAICT.  Keystone to a collective awareness amongst citizens that garbage is everyone’s responsibility.

2009 - 2018

Founded and incubated the award winning Solid Waste Management Round Table.

The collective has now formed its own trust, and has spread its reach pan India.

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2011

Bengaluru Recycling Habba - Think Before You Throw!

 The first informative yet fun roadshow on the 3R’s and has created collective mind share on the subject.

2012 - Present

Lead Litigant of the SWM Public Interest Litigation Filed in High Court of Karnataka.

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Kavitha Shankar vs. GoK and others.

Many path breaking orders have been mandated which were enacted and defined in the current 2016 Municipal Solid Waste Management Handling Rules in India.

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2016 - Present

The EcoGram Project, in Bettahalasur Panchayat, North Bangalore.

Within 5 years this community graduated from a place where roadsides and street corners were littered with filth to a clean and green locality, in which the locals take pride in their surroundings, and have confirmed that disease amongst humans AND animals has come down drastically. 

2016 - Present

Conceptualized and Created the 'TRASHONOMICS' School Program.

Over 2 Lakh students’ lives have been touched.

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2018 - 2020

Mentored and incorporated Plastics for Change India.

Today PFC is a well running company and has recently raised a 2 Million Dollar investment. 

2018 - Present

Legal and Financial Support for

Moving Waters Film Festival.

This festival attracts around 750 people per day.

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2020

Partnered with FeedMyBangalore initiative, During Covid Surge, distributed 19,150 cooked meal packets amongst economically weaker residents and migrant workers of the Bettahalasur Gram Panchayat. 

 
TEAM

Diversity makes us strong​

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MYRIAM SHANKAR

MANAGING TRUSTEE

Myriam brings over 30 years of experience as a project manager of large scale international projects and has worked as part of senior leadership teams in the fields of logistics, strategy, online and offline business processing, risk management, compliance, and event management. She unites her skill of ‘matchmaking’ exceptional individuals and teams with her ability to propel purposeful thought and action to create social and environmental change and has made a name for herself in the environmental space in Bangalore. 

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ARCHANA P KASHYAP

PROJECT DIRECTOR 

Archana is a computer science engineer with over a decade experience in IT Healthcare in USA. She moved back to Bengaluru in 2012 and has ever since dedicated her skill set and passion to the cause of environmental sustainability. She has led the 2bin1bag.in campaign (now mandated by KA High Court) and is also instrumental in the development of SwachaGraha.in campaign. She is the co-author and the driver of the Trashonomics.in school program that aims to empower children to become responsible citizens of tomorrow.
 
"TAICT provides a solid organizational support to take our projects to the next level. The team consists of like-minded individuals who are passionate about the social cause but also understand the need to work in a structured environment".

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PAVITRA DHARMA

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Pavithra is a graduate of liberal arts from Kuvempu University, Shimoga. Her interests lie in public service, especially with regard to the environment and the responsible use of natural resources so as to minimise damage to environment, and to ensure these resources are available for future generations. She is also attempting to solve problems in the field of agriculture using traditional, organic and permaculture principles so as to promote economic, social and environmental sustainability. 

 

"TAICT is a mothership and we are the children who work with determination towards becoming a caregiver for the upcoming generations with a comprehensive knowledge of environmental resources. TAICT is a long-lasting cycle of mother and child that keeps giving back to society and the environment forever."

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ROSHITA NAIK

PROJECT DESIGN

Roshitha, an international fashion designer turned environmentalist uses her design skills to curate ideas for social and environmental impact. Conscious of the fact, that the audience for TAICT’s work is many times illiterate, she has developed a visual language that is easy and impactful. Through her work she wants to influence even the weaker sections of society  to make better lifestyle choices for building a sustainable, cleaner and greener India . She is the creator and producer of Trashonomics.in videos.
 
"Working with TAICT is a hands-on experience, you get to the ground and get your hands dirty, to make a real impact . I love working here because I have seen genuine enthusiasm in the team to impact change and that spirit is honestly infectious."

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EDEN DAVITA SHANKAR

POLICY AND ADVOCACY

Eden is a recent graduate of International Development from the University of Sussex. Her interests include sustainable development, de-growth, inclusive growth and internal and international migration. Alongside her degree she worked with a number of grassroots organizations in the UK that deal with these issues, in her capacity as project coordinator and volunteer. Through her involvement with TAICT she hopes to see change in the project areas that aids in the equitable development of rural areas and remains sensitive to the climate emergency. 

 

“I am very excited to be working with TAICT as I see a real discrepancy in our country between policy writing and actual implementation, and I believe that TAICT has a very strong role to play in filling this gap. Being a part of this project alongside a team with such a rich and diverse skill set also offers myself and the whole team a great opportunity to learn from each other.” 

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RAM SELLALU

DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION

Ram Sellalu is an experienced designer with interests in sustainable practices, impact driven businesses and traditional Indian textiles. Over the last 15 years she has explored social and environmental impact within the Indian fashion industry, particularly in the handloom and handicraft sector. More recently, she was the co-founder of a sustainable fabric producing company that makes recycled and handwoven textile. Ram currently explores avenues that leverage her skills as a designer and her experience in managing sustainable businesses. 
 
"TAICT is an exciting opportunity for me to experience a completely different sector within the sustainability gamut. TAICT has a holistic and thorough approach to tackling issues concerning soil, water and air pollution and I am very happy to be part of such a passionate team. This is an excellent chance for me to be able to understand and help build a valuable, green environment."

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DEEPIKA VENUGOPALAN

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Deepika Venugopalan is a Civil Environmental Engineer from Alagappa Chettiar college of engineering and technology Karaikudi . Her field of interest is wastewater treatment, climate change and its impact on the environment. Her undergraduate project was focused on finding economically available biochar for the treatment of tannery wastewater and her postgraduate project dealt with finding the core heat wave zones of India.
 
"The desire to be part of an organisation which creates a positive impact on the society and environment is what made me choose TAICT."

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MANJUNATH B V

FIELD CO-ORDINATOR

Manjunath B. V with a decade-long experience as a coordinator in the hospitality industry, which includes the prestigious  IHCL and Coffee Day Enterprises, wants to contribute to the sustainable development of his village .He is a Graduate of Arts , from SJPPU , Hunasamaranahalli. 
 
"I see this opportunity as a way to contribute to a forward-thinking organisation which will help me to explore and realize my full potential in a creative environment."