Browsing all posts tagged with nipun mehta.

Give, Receive, Dance

February 26th, 2011 | No Comments

By Neil Patel: Recently Nipun Mehta gave an informal talk at ESI on service, generosity, and how ‘being the change changes the being’. He spoke about his own service journey, framing it in three stages: giving, receiving, and dancing. The first stage represents inner transformation, the second humility, and the third is joy. He started by defining […]

Toilet Man – Shri Ishwar Bhai Patel

January 28th, 2011 | No Comments

“To build toilets is easy, but to shift people’s mind and hearts is the real work.  Software is more important than hardware.” Ishwar Dada use to often say. Ishwar-kaka started volunteering with Gandhi’s Sewadal at the age of 12.   When he encountered a painful experience around the taboos of scavengers who gathered human waste, […]

Coming home at Gandhi Ashram

September 12th, 2009 | 11 Comments

‘Neev’ is now what we call our new home in Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad. Located in the basement of Sanitation Institute, next to Sabarmati Ashram, we couldn’t have hoped for a better place than this. A true karma bhumi, which has witnessed real life heroes dedicating their lives for service to others. Ishwar Kaka, also fondly […]

Life Positive

April 10th, 2009 | No Comments

March Issue of Life positive magazine had some very interesting articles on the birthing of a new world. How gift economy and self less service of young generation is changing the world phenomenally. In the words of Arudhanti roy: “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I […]

Silent Wednesdays

April 2nd, 2009 | 2 Comments

Eleven years ago, three people decided to sit in silence for an hour, in an everyday Silicon Valley living room. No teachers or gurus. No set agendas or proposed beliefs either. Just silence for an hour every week with one strong principle — when you change within, the world changes. And instead of closing the […]

Journey of Thankfulness

February 25th, 2009 | 3 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to travel Ahmedabad and kutch with some amazing souls. The journey left imprints of deep love and gratitude in our hearts. Here’s a brief beautiful description about the trip from our friend Mariette who we all lovingly called Miraben. Don’t forget to checkout these amazing photos. From Miraben’s diary: Be […]