About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... is a vortex for kindness and generosity. Hope to be of service :-)

A good day to me is when ... I wake up near loved ones

My hero in life is ...all kind people...small and large acts of kindness

My favorite book is ...not one but many..all the ones that make me laugh, bring knowledge, awaken my mind & spirit

One thing I'm grateful for is ... My family & friends' love; specially- my husband. So blessed with all the great hugs, laughter and care.

Sometimes It Takes Nine Years

Mar 01, 2018, 3 comments, 15 smiles [Last Sunday, during the opening circle of Karma Kitchen volunteer orientation, an unsuspecting guest lingered around the periphery. It was our head Chef, Dhruva. "Would you have a few minutes to join us?" He sat and heard everyone's introductions and stories. At one piont, he tells us, "Actually, can I share a story?" Below is what he shared.] I've been connected to Karma Kitchen for 9 years. I know exactly, because my son was in 2nd grade when Karma Kitchen started. I always wanted to engage my son in such service, but he wasn't very fond of Karma Kitchen. It took away his father for two hours, on his favorite play day -- Sunday! Years went by. I kept volunteering on Sundays, and my son kept growing older. Last summer, I needed a little help with the restaurant so I asked him to spend some of his days working with me. One fine day, we ... Read Full Story

Karma Kitchen On NBC!

Nov 08, 2017, 2 comments, 20 smiles A beautiful story on NBC, about Karma Kitchen DC on November 7! Go Krishna! Some excerpts below ... Krishna Desar explained that the program aims to move people from transaction to trust, scarcity to abundance, and isolation to community. To encourage the transition toward building a community, guests are given the option to either sit at a larger community table where they can interact with others or take a seat at one of the personal tables. “We’re so hungry to connect to each other,” 50-year-old Kristin Pedemonti, a volunteer coordinator at Karma Kitchen D.C., said. “In a place like D.C. where there’s often so much power-hungry energy — this is just the opposite of that.” For Jess Anderson, 23, and Leo Guillemin, 27, who often go to the Himalayan Heritage restaurant, it was both surprising and exciting to be welcomed by Karma Kitchen volunteers on a cold Sunday afternoon last month that NBC News ... Read Full Story