Browsing all posts from February, 2011.

Fashion Show with smiles

February 28th, 2011 | No Comments

Deepak Bhai from Shatayu foundation wanted to donate some new saris for rag picking women from slums, so instead of just giving it to them we did a small fashion show where the daughters dressed their moms, did makeup and walked together with them with love and dignity.

Give, Receive, Dance

February 26th, 2011 | No Comments

By Neil Patel: Recently Nipun Mehta gave an informal talk at ESI on service, generosity, and how ‘being the change changes the being’. He spoke about his own service journey, framing it in three stages: giving, receiving, and dancing. The first stage represents inner transformation, the second humility, and the third is joy. He started by defining […]

Road Less Travelled

February 23rd, 2011 | No Comments

Ragunath Padmanabhan and Nisha Srinivasan, a couple who were neighbours when they were 17, friends at 20, fell in love at 22, got married at 26, moved to the US at 27 and spent 8 years in the Silicon Valley before returning to India on May 17th at 35 to follow their dream of staying […]

Home Coming

February 20th, 2011 | No Comments

Like many youngsters Raju Thakur moved from his village to Ahmedabad for college and city life in 2003. He became involved in various service activities in local communities through Manav Sadhna, an NGO in Gandhi Ashram. But then in 2008 Raju  suddenly lost his father in an accident and had to return the viillage to shoulder his family responsibilty […]

Meeting India on a Bicycle

February 17th, 2011 | No Comments

Meet Kalyan Akkipeddi and Wiebke Koch, who are on social adventure that takes them on cycles, but sometimes on buses, trains, horseback, whatever it takes… covering around 12000km through (mostly) rural India, across 27 states in about 200 days! The core idea is to document the rural conditions along these 12 dimensions: Food, Water, Shelter, Clothing, Energy, […]

Wisdom Crafts now in Pune

February 14th, 2011 | No Comments

Wisdom Crafts have launched at the Urban Ashram in Pune! Photos from the inauguration. [ Wisdom Crafts are value-based products that are offered on a gift-economy basis — where there are no prices and it is upto the buyers to reflect the value of each product and pay what they are inspired to offer.]

Small Bag Project

February 13th, 2011 | 2 Comments

A small act of generosity sometimes changes the entire world of somebody. This happened to Nathi ben, who after her husband died, has been trying to raise three daughters and two son by rag picking, not just on daytime but even night with just few hours of sleep. An anonymous donor sent us Rs 10000 for ‘moved by […]

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates…

February 12th, 2011 | No Comments

By Nimesh Patel: Two days ago, I came home to find two beautiful gifts in my laptop bag. No letter, no name, just two beautiful, anonymous gifts:  A stack of ornamentally decorated Buddha cards and an amazing hand-crafted, artsy journal book. The next morning, my friend walks in my room and compliments the two items on […]

Love all Serve all Rickshaw on TV

February 10th, 2011 | 1 Comment

Uday bhai also popularly known as Ahmedabad nu Rickshawala is featured in Gujrati television channel. More

Cleaning Man

February 8th, 2011 | No Comments

Meet Lakshman, who for more than last 10 years been voluntarily cleaning statues in public spaces of people who had dedicated their lives for service. Just for the love of it

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