Charity is one word that elicits responses of varying degrees and kind from all quarters- from plain indifference, to emotional outbursts; from economic theories to cynicism. So when I came to know about this N.G.O that asks people to donate not necessarily money but intangibles like “TIME” and “TALENT” I was struck by their ingenuity.
This concept is based on the premise that each one of us has some skill or knowledge or talent that we can share with those who can benefit from them and the possibility of corruption does not arise.
My wandering mind could not help but think how many possible applications this brilliant concept can have and how far-reaching and world-changing can its ramifications be!
So I quickly drew up a table of people who have a surfeit of certain such usable tangibles and intangibles and their respective possible beneficiaries.
|DONORS||THE DONATION |
|1||Arjun Singh||"Seat" Daan||Bus Stops , Public Parks|
|2||India TV.||Reuters Daan||Center For Paranormal Research and Investigation|
|3||Navjot Singh Siddhu||Laughter Daan||Mamta Bannerjee|
|4||Aamir Ghajini Khan||Tattoo Daan||Saif Ali Khan, Salman Rushdie (for remembering the names of his exes)|
|5||Salman Khan||Bashing-up Daan||Speaker of the Lok Sabha (For tackling indiscipline)|
|6||Investment Bankers||Pink-Slip Daan||Ekta Kapoor|
|7||Aaj Tak||"Sabse tez" Daan||Inzamam Ul Haq, National Security Advisor|
|8||Sarah Palin||Hyper-political-correctness Daan||Sambhavana Seth|
|9||Smriti Irani||Tear Daan||P.M. Drought Relief Fund, Mob Control Resources |
|10||Delhites to be married||Faaltu-Fund Daan (Includes expenditure on Rose-Petal-Throwing-Machine, the 5:1 attendant to guest ratio and Wedding Choreographers)||National Poverty Alleviation Program |
|And a few Special Donation Programs -|
|11||VIPs||Security Personnels Daan||The Aam Aadmi|
|12||Dog Trainers||Service Daan||Kerala's C.M- V S Achuthanandan|
|13||Shahrukh Khan||Dialogue timing and delivery Daan||R.R. Patil for "bade bade shehron mein aisi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hain"|
|14||Nita Ambani||Private Jet Daan||The N.S.G (so they don't have to keep waiting at airports) |
|15||Minister of foreign affairs, Pakistan, Malik Amad Khan||Acting skills and histrionics Daan||Imraan Hashmi, Himmesh Reshamiya|
|16||Any sighted person||Netra (Eyes) Daan||Asif Ali Zardari|
Anybody else thinking win-win?? Maybe the Nobel Peace Prize Panel should take a look! ;-)