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Football in the Air

September 20th, 2011 | No Comments

“I was really impressed with the progress since Jesus and I were running a raggedy practice with ~12 kids every Sunday. We struggled to get the kids to pass and dribble. Now they were keeping space and intelligently passing. I participated in and watched some 3-on-1 keep-aways and was happy to see that a number […]

Pay it forward library

July 13th, 2011 | No Comments

Sheetal Sanghvi Shares: There is a pay it forward library that we started out at The Urban Ashram, which was actually inspired by the free library at the Mehta House. I put out all the books I had in a steel cupboard near the entrance and genuinely encouraged all visitors to take a book home. […]

An architect of a different kind

July 12th, 2011 | No Comments

Meet Damji Bhai who has a specialization in making bird nests out of clay. A very rare art, where he custom makes various nests for different birds according to their size and comfort. They are water proof, durable, safe from cats and other bigger birds. One of his nest is being used in the tree behind him. […]

Opening of Moved By Love Space

July 2nd, 2011 | No Comments

Birds sang, squirrels roamed and peacocks danced as nature showered it’s blessings through mild raindrops on a small group of people who gathered to pray for well being of all. On morning of 1st July, ‘Moved By Love‘ space started in the premises of Safai Vidyalaya in Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad. Inspired by the values of […]

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 […]

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