The Gift of Light

March 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm 17 comments

He stopped by an empty school and asked himself, “Without proper light how can the children see to read and study, and is there a way that I can help them?” An idea popped into his head and the rest as he says is history! Ek Titli got talking with Dr. Dave Irvine-Halliday, a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary, who turned his dream of lighting up homes in rural parts of developing nations into a reality. What’s more? He did it all the ‘Green Way’!

Read Here and give your comments and feedback.


Most of you who have been reading taxfreethoughts know about my connection with EK Titli. With assistance from the editorial team I interviewed Dr. Dave Irvine Halliday, Co-Founder, Light Up The World Foundation.

What Ek Titli team does is not easy, they are at it all the time and no matter how many road blocks come their way they always find a way around.

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17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Deboshree  |  March 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Wow P, this sound super. The world has no dearth of wise people I see. Kudos to the organization.

    • 2. delhizen  |  March 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks Debo 🙂

  • 3. Sapna  |  March 3, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Wow that was very well written article ! And Dr. Dave Irvine Halliday is truly an inspiration. This kind of thought process is exactly what Indian engineers need now…

    • 4. delhizen  |  March 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      I am really happy, the article makes for an interesting read… worked really hard at with lots of research.

  • 5. vaibhav dugar  |  March 3, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Hey Pallavi, thank u so much for all your help in putting this article together. I m hoping for more such amazing articles from you.

    Warm Regards,

    • 6. delhizen  |  March 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      you bet, a set of ideas for more stories will be in your inbox soon! 🙂

  • 8. tangyorangesour  |  March 3, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    At a price of few dollars, its indeed a concept well put into use. But a few dollars most don’t have.

    • 9. delhizen  |  March 4, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      Despite the limitations they have managed to light up so many homes and continue to do so :), amazing isn’t it?

      • 10. tangyorangesour  |  March 5, 2011 at 4:57 am

        It sure is, but this is India – I shall say no more.

  • 11. Kunal  |  March 4, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Very well written interview.. Great work!

    • 12. delhizen  |  March 4, 2011 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks Kunal, Mr. Irvine- Halliday was very patient and prompt with the answers and queries. Wish everyone was as accessible and interactive!

  • 13. Vee  |  March 6, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Ek Titli has been doing wonderful work. one of my friends is part of it, and i am proud of her being the same!

    • 14. delhizen  |  March 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      and the continue to do some cool work! The team rawks. loved working with them 🙂

      • 15. vaibhav dugar  |  March 9, 2011 at 4:34 pm

        thank u for the kind words.. we vl continue to do Cool work. vt u guys around, it will always be cool..

  • 16. zephyr  |  March 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    You have written that beautifully Sunshine Girl. And I was not aware of your work for Ek Titli. What is it that you do, besides writing for them?

    • 17. delhizen  |  March 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      Yeah, I wanted to be sure to get this one right and with the help from EK Titli team the article has shaped up quite well…

      A good learning experience


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