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Debasmita Dasgupta

Debasmita is an illustrator and arts-for-change advocate from India, living in Singapore. Inspired by the nature and people around her, she loves doodling characters with shiny eyes and innocent smiles. She is also the founder of My Father illustrations, a participatory movement of storytelling and artistic exchange, to amplify voices of fathers who protect the rights of their daughters.

Smiling Sindi's dream

'I accept myself the way I am. My family makes me happy. I choose friends well who have the same dream as me.' Find out what Sindi's dream is.

Smiling Sindi's dream

'I accept myself the way I am. My family makes me happy. I choose friends well who have the same dream as me.' Find out what Sindi's dream is.

The awkwardness of kindness

Why do comments about kindness either stop conversations or automatically get called into question? 

The awkwardness of kindness

Why do comments about kindness either stop conversations or automatically get called into question? 

What if you were the weakest?

If you had to design a society from scratch, would you choose to give the most disadvantaged the greatest benefit?

What if you were the weakest?

If you had to design a society from scratch, would you choose to give the most disadvantaged the greatest benefit?

Shattered but unbroken

A smashed windscreen offers a chance for pause, gratitude and a celebration of honesty.

Shattered but unbroken

A smashed windscreen offers a chance for pause, gratitude and a celebration of honesty.

What you didn't know about volunteering

How to volunteer without getting hurt and becoming jaded.

What you didn't know about volunteering

How to volunteer without getting hurt and becoming jaded.

Your snobbery stinks like my cheese

When race and class get in the way, things start to smell bad.

Your snobbery stinks like my cheese

When race and class get in the way, things start to smell bad.

Can $20 buy happiness?

How far will $20 go in Singapore? A social experiment with a sprinkle of creativity and a touch of kindness.

Can $20 buy happiness?

How far will $20 go in Singapore? A social experiment with a sprinkle of creativity and a touch of kindness.

The needs can be overwhelming

A veteran of betrayal, riots and a successful social enterprise talks about not being able to help everyone.

The needs can be overwhelming

A veteran of betrayal, riots and a successful social enterprise talks about not being able to help everyone.

Dirty water on my face

When the universe tests your moral pronouncements it often uses you as the lab rat. Sometimes a soaking wet lab rat.

Dirty water on my face

When the universe tests your moral pronouncements it often uses you as the lab rat. Sometimes a soaking wet lab rat.

Better to give than to go?

Are short-term overseas volunteer trips useful? Wouldn't the money be better used as direct donations?

Better to give than to go?

Are short-term overseas volunteer trips useful? Wouldn't the money be better used as direct donations?

When you see a whale shark

An ocean encounter throws up questions about conservation and captivity.  

When you see a whale shark

An ocean encounter throws up questions about conservation and captivity.  

The bus driver on the 13

Making someone else feel like a million bucks.

The bus driver on the 13

Making someone else feel like a million bucks.

Say hello this Christmas

What are you giving, and whom are you giving to?

Say hello this Christmas

What are you giving, and whom are you giving to?

Bedtime stories

Everyone has a story, but not everyone feels safe telling it. If you want to give people dignity, listen to them.

Bedtime stories

Everyone has a story, but not everyone feels safe telling it. If you want to give people dignity, listen to them.