Browsing all posts from January, 2011.

Toilet Man – Shri Ishwar Bhai Patel

January 28th, 2011 | No Comments

“To build toilets is easy, but to shift people’s mind and hearts is the real work.  Software is more important than hardware.” Ishwar Dada use to often say. Ishwar-kaka started volunteering with Gandhi’s Sewadal at the age of 12.   When he encountered a painful experience around the taboos of scavengers who gathered human waste, […]

Giving shape to Life

January 17th, 2011 | No Comments

Be, Give, Live: his entire life is summarized in these three words. A world renowned sculptor, Kanti Kaka has been only making statues of people who have dedicated their lives for service and spirituality. He stayed with Gandhi ji and made his sketches when he was a kid. “I am not a kalakar (artist) but […]

Riding for a cause

January 10th, 2011 | 6 Comments

Meet Ritesh, a media student from Baroda. He travels everyday more than 10 km to his College in his bicycle and leave annonymous notes of gratitude for other cyclists, for keeping our world green.

A Dog Ashram

January 6th, 2011 | 5 Comments

Meet Govind bhai Patel. A mechanical engineer, who worked for Govt of Gujarat for most part of his life. He once had a beloved dog with the name ‘Johnny’. So dear was Johnny that he purchased shares and property at his name. After his wife and beloved dog died, he found a new meaning to […]

MiD DAY: Story on Gift Economy

January 3rd, 2011 | 6 Comments

By Dhvani Solani | Sunday, 2 Jan 2011 DON’T SHOW ME THE MONEY THE MON EY Television has wannabe models slug it out in demeaning tasks or choosing to stay locked in a spite- filled house for an enormous amount of moolah. The papers are filled with accounts of robbery. Cash, not love, seems to […]