About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I would like to share my writing abilities with the world and through my words be the change I wish to see in the world

A good day to me is when ... I go to bed and I feel peace in my heart for the day that I had the blessing to live

My hero in life is ...Raghu Makwan

My favorite book is ...The Little Prince

One thing I'm grateful for is ... The blessing of having lived/visited so many different countries and God's creation over the last 10 years

Hi Friends! Last Week I Had ...

Sep 30, 2015, 1 comments, 11 smiles Hi friends! Last week I had a bit of a frustrating moment as I started to only see the "barriers" of making a change in my workplace. I was focusing too much on the bureaucracy which is implied in working with corporations, even if the projects are about helping employees become more aware of their own selves and their own strengths. I shared my frustration with Audrey, Birju and Zilong and it was impressive to feel their good vibes and moreover, to receive the best advice: "create your own metrics of generosity and kindness in your office so that the focus goes into goodness". The next morning I talked to the guy who looks after the cars of our office and then shared a warm sandwich on the street. I got to know a bit about his life and his daily routine. Afterwards I had a conversation with some of ... Read Full Story

The Process Of Healing In Giving Your Life A Purpose

Dec 09, 2014, 8 comments, 6 smiles Sujatha Baliga is an extraordinary human being who found through meditation and inner healing an outlet to pursue a different justice system in the US and South Asia. A victim of sexual abuse as a child herself, Sujatha has found in restorative justice a different doctrine to help both victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse crimes heal their traumas and wounds. Sujatha is now the director of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency resortative justice project at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency in Oakland where she helps communities implement restorative justice alternatives to juvenile detention and zero tolerance school discipline policies. She uses restorative justice to limit child abuse and intra-familiar sexual violence in the US as well as in South Asia. Her work is equally for those victims and persons accused of crime. She is a frequent speaker at universities and conferences around the world. She speaks publicly ... Read Full Story

From Anti-war Organising To Building A Sustainable Food

Sep 29, 2014 Fighting against mega issues for humanity Haleh Zandi is an inspiration figure who transitioned from feeling disempowered and frustrated as a result of her anti-war organising struggle to feeling fulfilled by instead channelling a creative solution to an issue close to her heart: food injustice. Her journey started whilst doing a lot of door to door organising and talking to people about increasing militarisation of the Middle East during the Bush years as her family came from Iran. Her tactic and strategy was to lobby people in Congress to make sure that the US didn’t go to war with Iran, to end the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and to decrease its military presence in countries around the world. With that work, Haleh felt very disempowered and very depressed. In her own words: “I felt like my sphere of influence was not effective and so I started to look at the ... Read Full Story

Overcoming Adversity: Transcending Your Own Limitations

Aug 18, 2014, 3 comments, 7 smiles As a basketball player myself, listening to an Awakin Call with a humble-and-happy-to-serve Jess Markt reminded me that regardless of how tough a situation in our life may be, we still retain the choice to embrace it ... or to reject it. The process of embracing it, or as Jess likes to call it, “taking the next step perspective” can help us overcome that situation by giving it a purpose. And more importantly, we can become messengers, just like this inspiring soul whose work is transcending all sorts of borders in this world. Jess Markt is a remarkable individual who has not only overcome his own physical challenges but has risen up to create avenues and platforms for others to do so in the same manner. And in order to achieve this, he has crossed cultural, gender, religious, language and even armed conflict barriers. He suffered a spinal cord injury in a ... Read Full Story

Two Days Ago I Was Sitting ...

Dec 11, 2013, 3 comments, 9 smiles Two days ago I was sitting in a bench at Union Square in San Francisco. There was a guy - who from a first impression seemed like a homeless person. After 15 minutes sitting in the same bench, I took my map out and he asked me "where do you want to go?". This kickstarted the most amazing conversation I have had in my life. I truly believe God used a homeless person as a costume to talk to me and help me reconfirm my purpose in this world. I wanted to share this experience with you all through a blog post I wrote. Namaste!


Nov 14, 2013, 2 smiles Experiment: a random act of kindness | fergrajeda What would you do if a random person gave you $10 with a bright smile on his/her face? If I was the recipient of this gift, I would smile back and shake hands. But how would you feel if the person told you that the only condition to be able to enjoy this gift was…