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Screening at the Loving Community

May 15th, 2013 | No Comments

SCREENING AT THE LOVING COMMUNITY On Saturday night, we decided to do a very special screening at the Loving Community. This place has a very interesting history. This small community emerged about 50 years ago as a place where lepers were looked after and supported through their illness. The community grew when lepers from all […]

Workshop at Ram Rahim Nagar

May 14th, 2013 | No Comments

WORKSHOP AT RAM RAHIM TEKKRO Yesterday we went to Ram Rahim Nagar for an elaborate filmmaking workshop of 4 hours with film enthusiasts who would literally translate to volunteers and teachers at the Manav Gulzar centre in the Tekkro. Ram Rahim tekkro is a unique place, it is the only large slum here where Hindus, […]

Workshop at Jyoti Sangh

May 11th, 2013 | No Comments

Yesterday we went for a screening to Jyoti Sangh, not too far from Gandhi Ashram, a wonderful place with a courtyard in the middle , trees everywhere and a four storied building surrounding it. We were told our target audience is about 50 girls between the age of 13-25. They looked ambitious and the type […]

Summer Camp at Manav Sadhna

May 10th, 2013 | No Comments

Yesterday, Santosh, Rahul and I went to Manav Sadhna for a short 2-day summer camp that was being conducted for orphaned children affected by AIDS. We reached at 10 and waited outside, sitting on the cool floor shaded from the sun as we saw a bus arrive. I noticed these happy, absolutely glowing children run […]

Our little colleagues!

March 28th, 2013 | 3 Comments

Last week we had two bright young fifth graders from the Riverside School interning with us. The main objective of the internship was for them to brush up their photography skills, to learn how to operate within a professional environment and gain some grassroots experience by visiting the communities MAM works with. Aryan and Samveg’s […]

A Home far from Home

November 30th, 2010 | No Comments

First day in an orphanage through the eyes of a 5 year old, beautifully depicted by Alien Arts Team, who made this film as part of ‘I am the change film Project’. Unlike your regular orphanage or children’s home ‘Bal Gokulam’ is equipped with all the modern infrastructure and comfort to give the children a normal […]

A Gift of Life

November 22nd, 2010 | 3 Comments

When Deepak Bhai Patel was on his death bed and was advised urgent heart transplant to be saved, he found it extremely difficult to find an organ donor in India on time. He thus flew to South Africa and got his treatment done. After the successful operation, seemed like he really got a heart transformation. He thought […]

Utthan – uplifting your spirits :)

November 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment

We first met Bhavna Didi when we came to Ahmedabad. She is someone you will like instantly. Like an elder sister she is filled with love and compassion. However what was more remarkable was that she has been working with special children throughout her life. So absorbed and fulfilling her life was that she didn’t even wanted […]

Spreading love through plants

October 25th, 2010 | 2 Comments

Loosing his legs in poilo didn’t disheartened this super enthusiastic local hero Raghu Bhai, who is now working with more than 500 poor women through Gramshree organization. He has seen everything, from extreme poverty to self reliance today, he is determined to bring hope and joy through his small acts of kindness in every day […]

Bidding farewell to unknown souls

June 24th, 2010 | No Comments

A lazy Sunday morning, when the majority of people relax with a cup of hot coffee and a newspaper, S Sreedhar is at the mortuary at the general hospital in Chennai. The hospital authorities hand over 17 bodies wrapped in a white cloth to him. No, they are not his relatives. In fact, all those […]

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