thanks to a forward from a friend.
quite interesting the gymnastics ASHA goes through to explain why Sandeep Pandey may have 'other interests' that are not quite the same as ASHA's. ok, then one presumes there are bamboo walls that prevent the leakage of ASHA (for education, as the full name goes) funds to Pandey's um... other, ie. political activities. one would think there is no cross-pollination.
then why are ASHA and AID funding, quite generously as it turns out, Sandeep Pandey's boondoggle trip to pakistan?
ergo, this means there is no difference between ASHA and Sandeep Pandey's other activities.
your dollars donated to ASHA and AID go to fund not (only) development activities, but also crassly political ones.
do you know where your donations are going? one possibility: to the cpi-ml, aka naxalites, who brag about 'sandip pandey, magassassy (sic) winner' attending their conclave. see http://www.cpiml.org/liberation/year_2003/january/feature.htm
you should ask them.