Ever since I remember, I have been a spiritual person with a concern for the society. So, after an initial, four and half -year stint at The Indian Express, when I decided to work for a social cause, joining the development sector was a rather obvious choice. I had lost my father to a long battle with cancer; and thus, when I joined Global Cancer Concern in 2000 with the urge to give back to the society, received a rather very personal touch. Life followed and the desire to reach out to larger societal groups and varied beneficiary communities gave me reasons to work with numerous NGOs from across sectors such as childcare, sanitation & housing, livelihood, environment, health to name a few. Over my 17 years of working in the development sector, I have worked for numerous European, US and other international NGOs and managed to have Partnership from across industries such as Dell, ONGC, Indian Oil, Coal India, Barmer Lawrie & Co, HPCL, Federal-Mogul, Oberoi Group, Taj Group, Air India, Indigo Airlines, United Airlines and so on. The vast experience of dealing with global & grassroots NGOs as well as multinational corporate giants gave me an insight into the inter-relation between these two crucial, yet, diabolically opposite stakeholders of the development sector.