Inspiring Youth

Our experiments with Love

As the world celebrates 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, everyday people from all walks of life found a unique and way to remember Gandhi. “Be the change you wish to see”, as Gandhi would say, thus people from all over the world decided to be the change by committing to do 150 small acts of love and kindness in span of a year. from simple acts like ‘I would close the tap mindfully 150 times, I will pick up trash 150 times, I would listen to 150 strangers, I would make homes for 150 birds etc. These simple acts of love not only creates ripples outside but brings a transformation of heart. In his last days Gandhi would say, all I really tried to do was connect one heart with another. So to celebrate this inner spirit of oneness we share this project “Our experiments with love” with you. Join us in making one personal commitment today. Photo slideshow of people making their pledges from around the world –

My experiment with love

Story Listeners Project

story listeners

Stories are about eternal forms revealed through personally lived narratives. Each generation passes on its stories to the next through fiction that is both local and universal at once. In every one of us there lies a storyteller, a life poet, an artist who transforms day to day living – inner and outer life by engaging in the delicate art of sharing their world with others through stories that we find personally moving and meaningful.

Story Listeners Project emerged from an earnest desire to listen to these stories that we long to share with each other. We believe that while listening to stories, we come together in a shared space of deepening our connection to our self, others and the universe.

Through this platform, we invite anyone who would like to share a favourite story with us which brought them hope, faith and courage. Each story will be recorded on video and will be less than five minutes long.

Project anchors – Deepa Iyer, Rahul Pardasani, Chetan Thaker, Meghna Banker

check out some beautiful stories here

I am the change film project 2007 – 2013

I am the change film project is a nationwide film competition where filmmakers and amateurs make Less than 5 minutes short film in 101 hours on an NGO/ social cause / everyday hero/ act of kindness. More than 1000 short films have been made in last few years and several organizations and educational institutions have used them for spreading awareness. The films had a premiere in Cinemax Theaters in Mumbai and then later screened in a film festival in IIM Ahmedabad with various other international festivals. Here’s the link to all the films online.

Please see the links below to see the websites of various years

Everybody is a storyteller

She Creates – 2007

Girl students of 10-15yrs from schools in Dharavi to International and public schools of Mumbai, come together to participate in a film workshop and make short films on women’s issues and female foeticide. Here’s the link to films made by children in ‘She Creates project’. More: http://www.mammovies.com/shecreates/