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When teaching becomes learning

April 13th, 2013 | No Comments

Teaching filmmaking to groups of grassroots communities is what my primary role was to be during my internship at MAM movies, Ahmadabad. The initial excitement had me daydreaming of 15 minute documentaries made by little children, but it soon wore off as I began to wonder if I was truly equipped to do this. The […]

A fresh perspective

January 29th, 2013 | 1 Comment

I have recently joined the enthusiastic team of MAM movies, Ahmadabad as an intern for two months, for Yes I am the Change film project. My main role is to identify local groups here that work on social causes, and help them share inspiring stories from within the community, through films. And since I love […]

Job for life

July 11th, 2011 | No Comments

Today when changing job every few months or year is considered sign of growth, we met few very dedicated people who just did one job all their lives with lot of sincerity and love. (Here in the picture almost all except Jyotsna work in Environmental Sanitation Institute, Ahmedabad) Jayanti Kaka who is 89 years old […]

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 […]

Moved By Love Projects

November 11th, 2010 | No Comments

Akshay Patra: Save one rupee every day and use it to encourage a local hero who is doing small acts of random kindness. You can get one of these in Seva Cafe, Ahmedabad. For more info contact Jyotsna: 9824971962 More: Gift Economy Rickshaw: Meet Uday Bhai who runs his rickshaw in spirit of generosity. His meter always […]

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 […]

Akshay Patra

September 15th, 2010 | No Comments

Akshayapatra (Sanskrit: अक्षयपात्र) meaning inexhaustible vessel, is an object from Hindu mythology. It was a wonderful vessel given to Yudhishthira by the Lord Surya, which held a never-failing supply of food to the Pandavas every day. ( from wikipedia) . Later during Bhoodan movement, Vinoba bhave again introduced this concept to invite people to collect a fist full of food grain,  every […]

Learnings from Riverside

April 11th, 2010 | No Comments

Pic: Nikita (in center) with Jyotsna and students of Lok Darshan “How to tell a good story ?” Nikita asked when we first met at Seva Cafe. I had no direct answers however I believed, a story emerges itself when we are truly connected. Kiran Sethi , founder of Riverside School in Ahmedabad recommended Nikita […]


December 15th, 2009 | 1 Comment

Being in Gandhi Ashram is truly a blessing. Every now and then we come across people who see in us their own reflection of goodness. Their sincerity, dedication and belief in global good, inspires us and gives light to move forward. A recent experience with Kshama left us with the same feeling of gratitude. Kshama […]

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