“Let’s Talk Kidneys” is an association of like minded people who will like to intervene for assistance and information to CKD patients and their families. It has started as an offshoot of the work of Riya Kesari. Riya Kesari, a student of Grade 12, Billabong High International School, Bhopal started interning with Dr Gopesh Modi on a project “Development of Chronic Kidney Disease in the Gas Affected Population of Bhopal, India: "A cross sectional study to assess knowledge, attitudes and impact of Chronic Kidney Disease ”.
Riya was in contact with Dr Modi since 2010, when her grandmother was afflicted with End Stage Renal Disease. In the course of the study many new facets of CKD patients and their issues came up. Riya expressed her desire to give back to the society and to assist such patients and their families to her parents Ritu & Ajit Kesari and Dr Modi. In one such discussion with Riya Kesari and Dr Gopesh Modi, it was agreed that a society should be formed with like minded people to take this work forward in a sustainable way. Mrs Shilpy Varshney, who had previously undertaken a study of Dialysis Facilities in Madhya Pradesh in the year 2011, also was involved in the effort.