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Random acts of beauty

December 10th, 2011 | 5 Comments

Vandana Didi –  The fourth pillar of Manav Sadhna  An extremely talented artist herself, she is one super incubator of random acts of kindness ideas and actually manages to make them happen. I have never seen her depend on anyone else in order to fulfill them. When you meet her, be rest assured that two things will […]

Full circle

December 8th, 2011 | 5 Comments

10 years ago, among a small circle of friends on a wednesday evening is where my journey to life of service started. Harshida Aunty and Dinesh Uncle also lovingly called as Charity Focus Mom & Dad hosted these evenings. Now they have been doing this for more than 14 years, keeping their hearts and doors […]

Stories for change

November 20th, 2011 | No Comments

Having a wonderful retreat with mass media students from Baroda. Sharing power of stories and using it for social transformation

Finding method to your madness

November 2nd, 2011 | 3 Comments

He suffers from cerebral palsy – a brain disease that hampers physical movement. As a child, he struggled to overcome it with nothing but a positive attitude. He dreamed of being a musician but couldn’t hold a musical instrument due to his illness, so he chose to study sound engineering instead. He tried running a music […]

Gifting the gifts

October 15th, 2011 | No Comments

During Joy of Giving week somebody anonymously gifted us lot of very beautiful children books in Moved by love space. It definitley felt gift of love as somebody literally emptied their library and I am sure those books held lot of childhood memories for the person who gifted them. Our first natural response was to share it further in […]

“Work is love made visible”

October 14th, 2011 | No Comments

Seva Cafe has been operating in the spirit of Gift economy for last six years. Recently it took a 3 month retreat to reflect on t’s learnings and how to strenthen the spirit of service. It reopened on 13th Oct for 4 days a weeks. Here’s reflection of Siddharth who is the current volunteer co-ordinator […]

Ekatva Curtain Raiser

October 5th, 2011 | No Comments

Pictures: Rahul Pardasani After a long anticipated wait, finally on 2nd October, Ekatva Team performed it’s first magnificent show in Natrani Theater, Ahmedabad. Ekatva has been a journey of 16 slum children who have been preparing for a dance and dram show on love, peace and oneness. Here’s few moments captured through pictures of the first show. […]

Joy of Giving

October 3rd, 2011 | No Comments

Krupali Shares: We go to this Narayan temple every thursday, its a one hour drive from the Urban ashram. After visiting the temple and praying we usually go to this small place for breakfast. After we are done we distribute some food among the pilgrims outside the temple and the small kids who sell flowers […]

Smile Store

October 2nd, 2011 | 4 Comments

To celebrate the spirit of “Vasudhev Kutumbkam” ( All world is one family) during Joy of Giving week, we started Smile store, a place for sharing, connecting and recycling. Its a complete volunteer run gift store to share our gifts with unknown brothers and sisters. There are no price tags, any one can leave any […]

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 […]

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