About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... To connect with and be inspired by my fellow travelers

A good day to me is when ... Every day is a good day when i am truly grateful

My hero in life is ...All by JK & Rohit Mehta

My favorite book is ...No one

One thing I'm grateful for is ... That i have so many things to be grateful for!

Youth Retreat Surat 2018 - Towards HOPE!

Jan 23, 2018, 4 comments, 8 smiles Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite all of the darkness – Desmond Tutu Earlier this month at the Youth Retreat in Surat, a bunch of us got to witness this light of Hope. We got together with some inspirational youth from various parts of the country to learn about their service journeys, and to collectively hold questions around it. With a soulful prayer to ground the collective energy, Jaimit reminisced about listening to his grandmother sing prayers when he was a child, and how that eventually blossomed into him holding prayer circles in his home town of Vadodara. Resonating the sentiment, Avani reflected that in today’s world which is geared towards instant gratification, how endearing it was to see slow-stories evolve organically, such as the evolution of Karma Meals and the journey of Vineet and friends who went from serving food to those in need ... Read Full Story

Horn OK Please!

Apr 30, 2016, 1 comments, 10 smiles During a 21 Day Kindness Challenge that my wife Anar and I were a part of, she shared one day that she drove that whole day without honking her car’s horn. Her office is in an area which tends to be congested with a lot of traffic during peak hours, and honking is very much prevalent. In general, there tends to be a lot of honking on the streets of the city we live in. Being part of and having contributed to that conditioning consciously as well as unconsciously, it truly calls for a lot of mindfulness to be able to drive without honking the horn! Anar went on to do that for some more days, and reflected it was a profound experience. As she found stillness inside, it seemed that the external circumstances also calmed down and facilitated a deeper stillness inside – a virtuous cycle :) As simple as ... Read Full Story

To Die Is Hard Work

Apr 12, 2016, 1 comments, 9 smiles Just read this beautiful passage by J. Krishnamurti, that reminded me of the kind of space that all of you hold ...   Sir, try it. Live for one day, one hour, as though you were going to die, actually going to die the next hour. If you knew you were about to die, what would you do? You would gather your family together, put your money, your little property in order, and draw up a will; and then, as death approached, you would have to understand all that you had been. If you were merely frightened because you were dying, you would be dying for nothing; but you would not be frightened if you said, ''I have lived a dull, ambitious, envious, stupid life, and now I am going to wipe all that totally from my memory, I am going to forget the past and live in this hour completely.'' Sir, if ... Read Full Story

The Cobbler Who Also Mends Souls

Mar 07, 2016, 8 comments, 26 smiles There is a cobbler who sits across the street in front of my office building. Every day, i see that there is a stray dog who comes and sits with him as soon as he arrives at the place, and he feeds him biscuits and some times milk. The man goes about his work while the dog sits there and gives him company. One can feel that there is a connection between them and that unknown to everyone, they are having a conversation without a word being said. There is also food that he brings for birds, which he keeps at different places on the street pavement where he sits for his work. Many people stop by and ask him for directions, and he always guides them with a smile. Even if he doesn't get any business from them. If he sees a homeless person going by, he offers them ... Read Full Story

Updated: Reflections On 'Surat 21 Day Kindness

Jan 01, 2016, 3 comments, 9 smiles One of Nipun bhai’s talk during his visit to Surat while on his recent trip to India inspired two of the attendees, Snehal and Saloni, to start a 21 Day Kindness Challenge. So some like-minded folks got together and explored why kindness matters, why the 21 Day challenge, what is it about and why should we do it? Eventually many chose to sign up for the challenge and let their inherent kindness flow in its full glory! The challenge started 10 days ago. The acts of kindness done by the participants during these ten days so far, their observations and reflections on what happened inside them via these acts, and their sharing of the same on the website, on the Whatsapp group, as well as during the Circle of sharing that we conducted a couple of days ago, have really been heart-warming, reassuring, insightful and are raising the collective awareness to ... Read Full Story