On his 76th birthday last year, Ramesh Kumar Vij decided to give a unique gift to other senior citizens. Along with Kritarth Malhotra, he launched HUM Communities, an online community-based job platform dedicated to finding and creating job opportunities for elderly people.

“As an electrical engineer, I worked in various government departments and public sector companies, but once I retired in 2000, I found myself with a lot of time on my hands and began having negative thoughts,” he says.