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

COMMUNICATION 

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

OPERATIONS

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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VIDYA VENUGOPAL

LEGAL AND POLICY

Vidya did her LLM in Environmental Law from the University of Berkeley, California, and began her environmental practice in law firms abroad. Her passion for this field, however, began as a young litigator in the Karnataka High Court where she saw firsthand how the judicial system could affect change on the ground.  She is interested in environmental and social justice and finds herself continually drawn to the space where these two subjects interact. 

"TAICT provides a unique opportunity to be part of the whole process of environmental justice, from identifying what the community or environment needs all the way to advocating for that change at the judicial level. As a lawyer who can get immersed in paperwork, it is incredible to be able to go out in the field and see the impact we make."

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MEGHANA SHETTY

LEGAL AND POLICY

 Meghana has completed her LLM in Environmental Law, Energy and Climate Change from Jindal Global Law School in collaboration with WWF India. Research and Policy framework in the field of environment, climate change and sustainability is something that really interests her. In addition to this, she is also interested in compliance and simplifying the law and its application to people and companies because she believes that is where change can happen. 
 
"TAICT is the type of organisation that aligns all these interests. Working with like minded people who feel the same way and actually contribute in this field is what makes TAICT unique and truly a great place to work in."

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BAANI BHATIA

BIODIVERSITY

Baani holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology from St. Joseph's College (Autonomous). She has played an active role in prototyping waste management research projects as well as organizing zero-waste conferences on campus. Having studied ecosystems and communities in the Western Ghats, she now aims to pursue her passion for sustainable development and engage in projects for the same.

"I was drawn to TAICT's ethos and the level of real world impact the organization has made. TAICT has given me the opportunity to collaborate with people who share the same ideas about creating sustainable change by action."