Browsing all posts from October, 2010.

16-year-old Recycle Artist

October 27th, 2010 | No Comments

For Noor Islam nothing in the world is worth throwing away, especially when it can be turned into something pretty. The 16-year-old recycle artist was the showcase of an art exhibition organised by Shikshamitra, an open learning centre in Chetla, over the weekend. Noor was born in Delhi but moved to the Kalabagan slum of Chetla […]

Spreading love through plants

October 25th, 2010 | 2 Comments

Loosing his legs in poilo didn’t disheartened this super enthusiastic local hero Raghu Bhai, who is now working with more than 500 poor women through Gramshree organization. He has seen everything, from extreme poverty to self reliance today, he is determined to bring hope and joy through his small acts of kindness in every day […]

Love-All-Serve-All Rickshaw

October 21st, 2010 | 6 Comments

Dushehra festival in India marks the victory of goodness over the evil. On this symbolic day, a little experiment took birth by an every day common yet unique local hero, Uday bhai, also known as ‘Ahmedabad Nu Rickshawala’. One day some one thought, how about running a special vehicle in Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India) , which […]

Seva Journals: Jamnalal Kaniram Bajaj Trust, Sikar

October 20th, 2010 | No Comments

Jamnalal Kaniram Bajaj Trust (Sikar) from mammovies on Vimeo. Jamnalal Kaniram Bajaj trust is situated at Sikar, Rajasthan. It was formed in 1963 with an objective to develop Kasi Ka Bas villages in Sikar district. The activities are focussed on the individual development which in turns leads to overall development of villages in Sikar district. […]

Seva Journals : Bhavishya Alliance

October 19th, 2010 | No Comments

Bhavishya Alliance from mammovies on Vimeo. Bhavishya Alliance is a multi-sectoral partnership formed as part of the global ‘Partnership for Child Nutrition’ initiated by the Synergos Institute, UNICEF and Unilever to help reduce Child Malnutrition in India. Four leading Corporates (Hindustan Unilever, Tata Industries, ICICI Bank and HDFC) along with UNICEF, and other development agencies, […]

What can I give ?

October 14th, 2010 | 3 Comments

It all started with just one simple thought…”What can I give ?” Swara Pandya asked her self. Joy of giving week was being celebrated all over India and Swara found it as a great opportunity to do something. She together with her friends Diana, Meghna and Nishchal, inspired their office colleagues in ‘Education Initiatives’ to donate […]

Instrument of service

October 12th, 2010 | 1 Comment

It was a saturday evening, time for our regular inspiring film club. As Kunal, jyotsna and myself were setting up the projector and screen in Seva Cafe, I thought to my self, is this all really going to make a difference, this sharing of short inspiring films to a very very small group or me […]

Smile Contest

October 10th, 2010 | 7 Comments

‘How about a game of cards?’ I asked a group of journalism students inside  a classroom in MS university, Baroda (Gujarat). And then I actually took out a playing deck and said “The good part is no body looses in this game”. It would have been very inappropriate if it was a regular cards, but it wasn’t. Smile […]

Compassionate Warrior

October 10th, 2010 | 1 Comment

A reporter once asked Gandhi, “Bapu, give me your message for the people.” He instantly replied from a moving train, “My life is my message.” Repeatedly, Gandhi asked his supporters to burn all his books and words on his own funeral pyre: “Those who believe in the simple truths I have laid out can propagate […]

A journey full of smiles

October 9th, 2010 | No Comments

Rahul Chittella Shares this beautiful experience and story of Vinod Shreedhar in his blog ‘Bombay Inspires’ : I’ve met many people who happen to do many things, in various fields; but I’ve never really met a person who happens to be a musician, a gardener, a social activist, a traveler, an entrepreneur, a mentor and […]