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Success, Wisdom and Dogs | Rakesh Shukla | TEDxICTMumbai

By Rakesh Shukla

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Rakesh Shukla, a technocrat, pursued his love for his four legged friends by venturing into unchartered territories. He founded the “The Voice of Stray Dogs” (VOSD), a non-profit for rescue and rehabilitation of stray dogs. His fleet has rescued over 7000 dogs.In this talk, he talks about how he derives inspiration and motivation from his four legged friends and how their grit and determination has driven him to conquer his fears and obstacles.

Mr. Rakesh Shukla, a software engineer by profession is the founder of The Writers Block (TWB), a technology firm which creates content and outsources technical communication to giants like Intel, Oracle and Microsoft among others. But, what truly defines him is his love for our sweet four legged friends, which motivated him to venture into unchartered territories by founding the “Voice of Stray Dogs”, a foundation working on the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned dogs and strays at a farmhouse on the outskirts of Bengaluru. The path towards a safer living atmosphere for these godly creatures however has not been easy, with Mr. Shukla having to face barriers in the form of continuous protests and complaints to shut this project down. With great resolve and an undying spirit, he has managed to sway all the negativity away and make sure that his love for what he does never dies. It gives us immense pleasure to welcome the “Dog Father”, Mr. Rakesh Shukla as a member of our speaker panel.


Mason N McLary

HABRI Central

Date 2017
Size/Length 17:55
Language English
Notes Part of TEDx, an independently organized TED event.
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  1. Dogs
  2. Mammals
  3. nonprofit organizations
  4. Pet ownership
  5. Rehabilitation
  6. stray animals