I'm joining Service Space because ... I want to create change in my own little way and I want to do it through being creative, through music and writing.
A good day to me is when ... Someone smiles at me early morning and gives me a hug.
My hero in life is ...My Father
My favorite book is ...The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
One thing I'm grateful for is ... The unconditional love my parents give me.
Jan 18, 2015, 4 comments, 9 smiles There is a little community on Facebook called ' Letter Earthlings' where the intention is to spread love and hope through letters. This began in Bangalore, India and then it also evolved in Sri Lanka. It was not easy at first to build up a community, a space, and there was no clear intention, so there was some struggling, a sense of feeling lost and frustrated at not being able to get it off the ground. However, on the 1st of January this year, the intention suddenly sparked up in my head, and this made me want to try again, and I started with revamping the entire page. I felt like I should start from scratch and what emerged was beautiful. There is also the individual practice of leaving letters of love around for people to find, and this time a dear friend who is also a part of this eco-system ... Read Full Story
Sep 02, 2014, 1 comments, 2 smiles Reflections on Balloon Twisting I began balloon twisting in January,2014, not so long ago after being inspired by a clown from Australia on Christmas eve. The first animal I created was a dog, and then the rest followed. A swan, a parrot, a giraffe, an elephant, sword, a flower, a honey bee, a butterfly, a cat and the list goes on. There were the occasional balloons that popped and there still are the random balloons that pop due to various reasons. However now,balloon twisting has become an art for me, to express my self, channel for my creative energy, and also provides me a great sense of well-being and self esteem. Balloons, whatever colour they maybe,they inspire me, they challenge me, they bring out the best in me,and of course above all, they make me happy. I was reflecting recently on what balloon twisting has taught me and how it has changed ... Read Full Story
Apr 03, 2014, 7 comments Sir Jose Ortega y Gassett - Spanish philosopher, For there is no doubt that the most radical division that it is possible to make of humanity is that which splits it into two classes of creatures: those who make great demands on themselves, piling up difficulties and duties; and those who demand nothing special of themselves, but for whom to live is to be every moment what they already are, without imposing on themselves any effort towards perfection; mere buoys that float on the waves. Surprising condition, this, of our existence! To live is to feel ourselves fatally obliged to exercise our liberty, to decide what we are going to be in this world. Not for a single moment is our activity of decision allowed to rest. Even when in desperation we abandon ourselves to whatever may happen, we have decided not to decide. In the disturbances caused by scarcity of food, the mob goes in search of bread, and the means it employs ... Read Full Story
Mar 27, 2014, 4 comments, 12 smiles My friend Harish ( Clown Puri) and I ( Clown Paani) both compassionate clowns were invited to clown for a group of young students of life at the Namma Bhoomi School in Kundapur, an inspiring town near Udupi, Karnataka. It was exciting because this was the first time we were going to travel together. We packed our clowning gear, a few other essentials and boarded a comfortable bus for an overnight journey to Kundapur. Harish and I have been experimenting with giving, connecting with people, walking, and in turn sparking off a journey of inner transformation and hence outer love. In the spirit of trusting humanity, and the ability of people to be generous, we decided to make this trip a zero expense adventure. We were not going to spend any money during our journey. We were going to rely on the kindness, generosity and love present in those who we ... Read Full Story
Mar 19, 2014, 2 comments, 3 smiles Letter Earthlings is a group of love warriors who enjoy writing letters to spread love and hope in the world. It is a generosity driven project that began with the idea that all human-beings are inherently capable of empathy and love.We believe that letters are a powerful medium to instill positivity in the lives of those experiencing pain and difficulties, and also to encourage people on their varied journeys in life. Letters come in all shapes and sizes, they could be poems, cartoons, little quotes, or just thought bubbles, and we welcome any form of writing that is uplifting and positive. We organized a letter writing event in Bangalore, where some of our letter elves got together and wrote letters for a few letter requests that had been posted on our official Facebook page. These requests were human narratives filled with different emotions, experiences and they really emphasized on our ability ... Read Full Story
Mar 16, 2014, 2 smiles My friend and I were recently talking about connecting with people while walking, and something he said really stuck on. He said " I don't want to make you my world.I want to live in your world".
Mar 05, 2014, 1 smiles A dear friend and I were talking today about how he wanted to just walk across India, to discover generosity and to discover himself. One thing that struck me from his conversation was when he said " Now I laugh always, I laugh at others, but when I end my journey I will have a smile on my face and I will smile with others". Beautiful.
Feb 07, 2014, 3 smiles Learning how to make various shapes out of balloons in order to make kids happy when I visit them in hospitals with my friends, and we will be clowning, to spread healing through humour and laughter.
Jan 08, 2014, 1 comments, 2 smiles Hello All:) A friend, Pooja, is going through some difficult times right now, and has had some low points in her life. She also has some health concerns that she is grappling with. She has enormous courage and strength and that is evident in how she lives her life. She is a beautiful human being, and a very supportive friend. She is the kind who just sits by you and silently supports you and that is so powerful. I've experienced her support first hand and it is so strengthening. I thought it would be nice for Pooja to receive some love,hope and strength from people through letters. You could write letters, poems, prayers, or just tiny thoughts and that would mean a great deal. I would be really grateful if you could send in your letters to the e-mail address given below on or before this Sunday (12.01.14) so that I can post it out to her next week. E-mail Id: (email@example.com)
Dec 24, 2013, 5 smiles This Christmas eve was a very special one. There was so much joy present and I found my self breaking away from barriers I hold for myself and the result was just pure joy. I volunteered to play guitar for a bunch of people who were singing carols for children at different NGO's and the event was so much fun. The children were really happy and there were exciting games that were played.The evening was made special by a clown who was present among us.Brett was a part of a group of professional clowns from Australia who were doing humanitarian clowning in India. Fascinating. He juggled, blew bubbles, wore a funny red nose, and above all of that, he seemed such a loving human-being and I was so drawn to him and his friend Santosh who were at the gathering. The celebration at the NGO ended, and the three of us ... Read Full Story