The Foundation

In the beginning there was a dream….

Of a journalism that would usher in an era of transparency. Of accountability. And integrity.

That would hold Public Interest at the very core of its intent.

Resources were tight. An appeal was sent across the country for the common man to empower the dream. Thousands responded with idealism and hope as they bought advance subscriptions for a newspaper that was just an Idea. Enabling it to become a reality.

January 31, 2004 was a historic day in Indian journalism.

After crusading for the Truth for over two years, Tehelka was reborn as a weekly newspaper committed to constructive journalism. Free. Fair. Fearless.

Completing six years this January, Tehelka has now earned a place for itself as one of the most exciting weekly news magazines in the country. Independent, hard nosed, allied to the under dog.

May 25, 2005. In alignment with this vision of representing the People’s mandate, the Tehelka Foundation was launched with the intent of empowering young Indians through community engagement. To develop a sense of ownership, to participate as Active Citizens in a solution based Action Plan that addresses the burning issues of the day. With courage and leadership.

The Vision is one of social equity. The Foundation has created platforms that bring together marginalized youth with the privileged, through a range of projects. With the core intent as Empowerment, the projects impart a sense of Dignity and Self Respect to each participant, be they juveniles in conflict with law, runaway street children or jaded, well-heeled youth.

Together they explore what is means to be Human.

The Tehelka Foundation is now ready to expand its resource base, both in terms of human and financial capital. Projects need to scale up and in keeping with our earlier history we are  reaching out to you, as fellow Indians to join forces with us.

The Foundation is looking for young people with idealism and passion whom it can train for a minimum of 6 months as interns and absorb into its projects. It seeks to create a Youth network of volunteers across the country that will blaze new trails in development, carrying forth Tehelka’s energy of courage and fearlessness.

You have made it possible for Tehelka to be reborn.

Now come be part of the Foundation you have helped create. Nurture it and grow with it.

We need you. We need your dreams.

Lets build a new India together, an India that has a place for us all.

5 responses to “The Foundation”

  1. Welcome your effort and yeoman service to the humanity. I am with you in your efforts to bring about Social Equity and Justice and your mission with Youth as Agents of Social Change. May our dreams come true and efforts bear fruits.

  2. Interested in tehelka work and Keep in touch with the tehelkafoundation various projects: Thanks;
    Dr R B Thakare

  3. It is a positive step to bring the youth together for a social cause.kudos to tehelka foundation for initiating such a beautiful n innovative idea for educating youth n preparig them for a new society minus corruption, violence n all negative traits.i am interested to join the foundation n do something for the society…

  4. Dear Brij Bhushan Ji,

    Thank you! We’ve repeatedly seen how much power the youth possesses in its recesses, we only endeavor to channelize this energy and give it some direction.

    We’d be very happy to have you contribute to the Foundation’s work. If you could tell us what kind of work you’ve been involved in so far we’d be able to understand better how we can utilise your skills.


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