Posted by: psychedchick | March 30, 2010

My tryst with MADness.

2 yrs ago

A friend told me “Why don’t you join MAD? They don’t have a team in Mumbai yet, but you might be able to help them in some other way.”

I was so bored that I did fill an application form and totally forgot about it.

1 year ago

I got a call from a girl called Parul, ” Rashi, we are starting a team in Mumbai, would you be interested in joining us?”

“Yes, why not?”

“Meet me on Sunday at Barista?”

“Yeah. Sure”

On Sunday,

“Parul, I am done with fever. Can we postpone?”

“Next Sunday?”

“Sure. I am so sorry.”

“See you then”

Next Sunday,

Meeting with 5 other random people.

Meeting every Sunday!

Saturday morning class.

Children = life. Smiles = Coffee (Wake up alarms) Didi didi = Music!

Today, right now,

On gtalk, I have around 7 windows open, 5 of them MADdies (the other 2 are school friends).

On my phone, if you check the last 20 dialled, received, missed calls, most of them will be from MADdies.

No we are not workaholics, we are just good friends who are out on a common mission.

Today, the classes are done for the summer. And the peace and awesomeness of each class, I shall just not mention because it just can’t be explained. Come for class with me once. I promise, you will want to come again, teach once again.

Today, I realise that even if I want I can’t escape MAD. It is like that tattoo upon my skin, the ink of which has seeped into my veins and now, MAD flows through me.

I kid you not when I say it energizes me. I remember this incident when I pleaded with the doctors to discharge me from the hospital because I had a MAD class. I was weak and had a high fever the previous day but in class, the energy of my children worked better than any of those doctor’s medicines. (Highly recommended)

To the people who attempt to come between me and my kids, between me and my dreams, I have a debt to repay and I will do everything in my power to do so. I have dreams of children to fulfil. I have miles to go before I sleep, before I hand over the torch!

My children and me

PS: For the totally clueless,  MAD = Make A Difference. Check my pages for more information!



  1. Its beautiful…. 🙂 Let’s keep the MADness going full on….

  2. a MAD time travel of sorts.. liked it 🙂


    and template too..! no more changing please. keep this itself! 🙂

  3. I have gone through all the info and you are doing a great job!! You have it in you to make a difference and keep doing it… Ppl may say a word, 10 or none; you do ur deed!!

    Go on!!
    Much love 🙂

  4. I am sure the MADness will continue and no one will even dare to come in between, specially after your previous post 🙂

    Loved your new template design.

  5. God bless you and ur team…

  6. absolutely loved the post 🙂 this positiveness is all we need to make a better socitey… kudos to you and your group 🙂

    loved the header.. its lovely 🙂

  7. Hey ossum…. i support u in dis MADness….lemme know how can i help….:D

  8. There are a lot of things everyone is indebted to MAD..
    I for one, among the many things i owe to mad, (as clinche as it sounds) one of it is having u as one my awesomest closest friend 🙂

    as always, you kno my unwritten opinon on your writes 🙂

  9. P.S the header!
    where is the ‘love’ button?

  10. hi…
    is their any MAD in Hyderabad?
    We help for orphans education through our org HOPE4Needy…
    And yeah, refreshing template

  11. Kudos to you and your team! Keep it up!

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