About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... my heart feels content when I serve.

A good day to me is when ... I can relate to others from the depth of my heart and bring joy to their lives.

My hero in life is ...my wife.

My favorite book is ...Rumi's Masnavi.

One thing I'm grateful for is ... the blessings of my inter-spiritual childhood.

Reunion In Istanbul

Apr 12, 2018, 3 comments, 17 smiles Some magic of ServiceSpace connections from Turkey… Last weekend brother Kishan dropped us a message that one of his dear friends from the Moved by Love ecosystem was visiting Istanbul. They were none other than Ashima and Sikander, the Romania Awakin hosts, along with two friends. Sure enough, we got in touch and arranged a meeting on the Asian side of town. A little while into our conversation over Turkish chai, Ashima and I found out that we had sat in the same Vipassana course in Igatpuri over the new year. But somehow we didn’t get to meet each other one-to-one. It was thrilling to realize that we had already been in the same space physically before. It seemed like life was meant to make us wait until this rainy Sunday afternoon in Istanbul to re-connect :) After visiting a local dargah, we sat down for lunch with Ali Osman, a dear ... Read Full Story

Gandhi 3.0 - Filled To The Brim With Love

Feb 08, 2018, 12 comments, 28 smiles When Nipun’s invitation to join this year’s Gandhi 3.0 retreat landed in our email inbox, it filled us with joy and excitement. Just four months after our marriage in Istanbul, the invitation felt like a delayed wedding present. Our hearts resounded with an immediate YES to be there and something in us already knew that this retreat was going to be life-changing. In 2011 - I was 19 and just graduated from high school - I went backpacking across India. I remember visiting the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad back then. I read Gandhiji’s autobiography on the ashram lawns, my heart deeply touched by the spirit of the place. During my stay, I also happened to visit Manav Sadhna, Jayeshbhai’s NGO right next to the Gandhi Ashram. That afternoon there was a performance of slum children with some rappers from the US at Manav Sadhna. I took some photos, but didn’t get ... Read Full Story