Browsing all posts from June, 2011.

Music night in Seva Cafe

June 25th, 2011 | 1 Comment

‘Food for soul’ is what many friends say about Seva CAfe, a gift economy restaurant run by volunteers. Recently there was a beautiful poetry and music night held there by Robin Sukhadia and Neelanjana Banerjee. Cafe is open to new ideas and events, we invite you to experience it when you come to Ahmedabad and […]

Samajhdar Shopkeeper

June 24th, 2011 | 5 Comments

Recently Gujarat Govt banned use of plastic bags in it’s state, yet it is always a challenge to implement it. Our lives have become so accustomed to it that now it seems almost impossible without them. Giving us hope are several everyday people doing small things they can to avoid plastics and help keep our world greener. Abhishek […]

Blossoming of a thought

June 23rd, 2011 | No Comments

Saw this beautiful artwork by an anonymous artist on a blackboard in gandhi Ashram.

Jai Jagat

June 22nd, 2011 | No Comments

Art was something we enjoyed and so we went up to them to see what exactly they were doing. It was an experience that gave me new direction. These were the children of people who did menial work on the roadsides, children of daily labourers. They studied in different Municipal schools in the morning and […]

Water with love

June 21st, 2011 | No Comments

  Uday bhai generally carries home made snacks, cookies and water in his gift economy auto and offers it to his guests with love. When the owner of a leading packaged water ‘Aava’ heard Uday Bhai’s story, he was so inspired that he pledged to support him with unlimited free water bottles. No branding, no […]

One for every child (Everyday little moments)

June 20th, 2011 | No Comments

“I would like to do something for the children, how can I help” a visitor asked in Manav Sadhna (an NGO working for various social causes in Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad) “Whatever your heart tells you to do” replied a co-ordinator. Next day he sends two van full of notebooks for the Ashram. No words required, when […]

Uday Bhai’s diary

June 18th, 2011 | No Comments

Shared By: Shradha Narayanan Here’s some excerpts from Uday Bhai’s diary who runs a pay it forward rickshaw in Ahmedabad, India. ‘Manavata (Being Human)’ read the fourth chapter in his book. As Udai bhaiya drove his auto around the streets of Amdavad, he saw a young boy waiting on the road. When asked why he was […]

A drop of compassion

June 17th, 2011 | 2 Comments

[Shared by Jyotsna Parmar] I just received the following letter from a very dear friend Rajshree, who has been very actively involved in various voluntary activities for different non -profits. Few months back, we had shared about small acts of kindness and it’s ripples it has on our environment but more on our own lives. As she […]

Learning by teaching

June 16th, 2011 | No Comments

  [ By Shradha Narayanan] She walked into the office, smiling. She had just returned from her paternal village, she said and couldn’t wait for school to start again. No, she wasn’t a student, though she did look like one. ‘I am a teacher’, she told me with pride that shone in her eyes. Nilam never […]

Healing through Tabla

June 15th, 2011 | No Comments

We knew music could heal hearts but now witnessing it live through Robin Sukhadia’s beautiful project. Robin is currently in India with his wife Neelanjana on a Fulbright Senior Research grant researching on the impact of music education on children at 6 NGOs based in Kolkata and Ahmedabad, India. Following his passion for Tabla, Robin is […]

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