Blog by Kartheeban Chandramohan

2020 - A year, we will never forget

02.01.21 10:15 AM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)
2020 - This is a year that our generation will not forget easier. The first pandemic of our lifetime. A virus which is so small that we cannot see in our naked eye bought the entire world to a standstill. It looked like the virus has pressed the huge ‘Pause’ button.

This world which is divided by bou...

The Picasso in me!

22.07.20 07:25 AM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

This happened during my 5th std. School inspection is going to happen.

My science teacher who is also my class teacher entered our class in a rush. We can clearly see a sense of urgency in her face.

She informed the entire class that School inspection is coming up in next 1 week. I don't know what a S...

5 Years of quitting Cognizant

01.01.20 07:35 AM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

Yes, It’s officially 5 years since I have quit my job in Cognizant and decided to do full time Social Work with the non profit organization I founded - Team Everest. Dec 31, 2014 is my last working day in a corporate. I wrote a Facebook post 5 years ago announcing my decision to quit ...

How a 3rd std kid in USA raised funds for kids in India?

18.02.19 09:16 PM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)
I got to know about Miss Pavithra Raghavan, a 3rd grade student studying in USA through her mother Jayanthi whom I got to know through Whatsapp!

Pavithra is a young, enegetic, brilliant and optimistic kid with a lot of character. I have never met Pavithra or her mom. Pavithra needs to do a social ser...

10 Corporate and Project Management Lessons from Baahubali-2

16.05.17 07:48 PM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)
About the Author: I'm Karthee Vidya, who loves volunteering and helping children. I have quit my corporate job and doing full-time social work now. Read ' My Giving Journeyhere

I'm also the Founder and First Volunteer of Team Everest NGO. We promote volunte...

The Poet in me!

11.04.17 01:35 AM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

Even the subject line of this blog post would trigger a huge laughter from my wife. After all, she is the one who needs to listen to my boring poems (That's how I call them) :). That's a different story altogether.

Here, I want to write about my first experience on the poems I wrote.

During my School ...

An inspiring Banyan Tree..

10.03.17 07:01 AM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)
An inspiring Banyan Tree..

On the way to my meeting venue, I saw a Banyan tree with a message board in front of it.

I’m sharing the message written in front of this tree below: 

“This 70 year old banyan tree was transplanted from Padiri Village, located 60Km from here. The branches were chopped and the tree was uprooted to...

Happy Birthday to me :)

26.12.15 09:33 AM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)
This is the first post ever I’m writing about my birthday which I recently celebrated on Dec-12, 2015. It is a special birthday because it’s spent with Team Everest Smile 100 kids in Arni. These are 100 kids whom we are sponsoring for their education and we take free daily tuitions as well. You can ...

Things you miss when you leave your corporate job!

12.08.15 03:48 AM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

Leaving a well-paid corporate job is not an easy thing to do. But, when you are passionate to do something big and good for the society, quitting the job seems one of the easiest steps to take in life!

That’s how and why I quit my job on Dec-31, 2014 to do full time social work with the NGO...

An Ode to Samsung Galaxy Note 2

08.08.15 11:50 PM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

I called it as my darling. My wife hates me when I  do so! It is one of the best friends I ever had in my life.  Yes, it is Samsung Galaxy Note 2. 

I bought it in 2012. It stayed with me for close to 3 years – Both during the good and bad times. 

It helped me reach out to thousands...

What I did after quitting my job?

22.07.15 03:33 PM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

It’s been 6 months since I have quit my full time corporate job. My last working day as a full time corporate employee was on Dec-31, 2014.

After which, I was working 5 days a month for part time in the same corporate. I quit that as well by May-2015.

So, I have spent the past 6 months in the are...

Smile 100 - Let's create 100 smiles in 2015!

23.01.15 09:04 PM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

Hi friends,

As you are aware, one of the key initiatives that we are planning to launch in 2015 is the Team Everest ‘Smile 100’ initiative.

The idea behind this initiative is to provide best of the best education to the poorest of the poor in our country (India).

We strongly believe that ‘Quality Educ...

A new journey starts today!

01.01.15 06:59 PM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

Hi friends,

A very new happy year to all of you. It's not just a new year for me. It's going to be a new journey as well for me. As many of you are aware, I have quit my full time job to chase My dream of promoting volunteering in India. My dream is to motivate every person to volunteer atleast once ...

Mom Dad Temple

22.12.14 06:00 AM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

Dear friends,

Today (Dec-21, 2014) is a very special day for me and my family. Yes, we dedicated our home in Arni, Tiruvannamalai Dt, Tamilnadu to serve the community. It is the home where I was born and bought up. Our family lived there for more than 30+ years.

Quitting Cognizant

07.12.14 09:11 PM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

Dear friends,

It might be a surprise for many of you after reading the ‘Blog Post Title’. I have one Sad and Good news for you.

The Sad News is that, my last working day in Cognizant is Dec-31, 2014. For a change, just thought, I can inform this a month before rather than telling it on the last day!


How to stop getting angry at your wife or a dumb husband?

10.05.14 03:04 PM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

Do you get angry with your spouse often? Does anger become one of your habit? How to overcome such habits which we want to avoid?

Habits – Something which everyone possesses and all of us uses it daily, right from morning to night. Everyone has both good and bad habits (Which is good and bad is up to...

The man and the dragon

13.04.14 11:45 PM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

When I go to various schools as part of Team Everest, I get chance to interact with hundreds of students every week. As part of the visit, we use to have a ‘Logical Thinking’ session where we use to ask a set of logical thinking questions to students and give prizes to children who answer it right.


A marriage with a difference!

14.12.13 04:16 PM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

Dear friends,

Happy to inform you all that I got married to Vidya on Nov 22, 2013 and joined the ‘Married Men’ club :). Thanks for hundreds of wishes on facebook, SMS and Whatsapp :).  It’s those wishes which makes such moments more special. I wrote a blog post with name ‘Marriage with a Differe...

I’m Kartheeban Volunteer Version 3.0

08.07.13 10:49 PM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

Dear friends,

I’m back to India after attending 4 days of volunteering conference in Washington DC. Happy to be back in my and our mother land! 

From June-16, the day I boarded my flight to Washington DC till June-26 when I landed back in Bangalore, these 10 days was a huge learning experience fo...

Story of a Little Kid who do not know the spelling of ‘AMERICA’

08.07.13 10:44 PM By Kartheeban Chandramohan - Comment(s)

This was a story happened in 1992. That is almost two decade before.

There was an 8 year old little kid from a small town called Arni in Tiruvannamalai Dt, Tamilnadu State, India who wrote the spelling of ‘AMERICA’ wrongly in a Spelling test that is conducted in his primary school.

Years rolled by. 21...