About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I love to serve and connect with people. :-)

A good day to me is when ... it involves sun, small acts of kindness, and nature.

My hero in life is ...To Kill a Mockingbird

My favorite book is ...my mom, grandfather and Kathak teacher.

One thing I'm grateful for is ... compassion


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Oct 12, 2014, 1 comments, 3 smiles Kailash Satyarthi : The New Heroes------- Part 1 - YouTube A rescue operation in Stone Quarries in Haryana. Bonded families from generations to generations were rescued by Kailash Satyarthi and BBA activist.

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May 21, 2014, 2 smiles All in on Love | John Legend Love your self, love your work, love the people around you. Dare to love those who are different from you, no matter where they're from, what they look like, and who they love. Pursue this life of love with focus and passion and ambition and courage....

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Feb 26, 2014, 1 smiles Jim O'Connor Is A Tough Calculus Teacher To His Students, But After School He's A Big Ol' Softie Jim O'Connor sometimes comes across as cold. The calculus and algebra teacher at St. Francis High School near Los Angeles can be tough, his students told CBS Evening News in the video above. But, last November, one of the teens found out that ...

New Fields Of Vision

Jan 04, 2014, 3 comments, 6 smiles Today my mom spent some time with Karthik Sawhney's visiting mother.  He's an extraordinary young man who has transformed a key "disability" into a very meaningful ability.   Born blind, 18-year-old Karthik had always dreamed of studying science. Per the unknown author (on http://avantifellows.org/kartiks-journey-to-stanford/), "Kartik has excelled at calculus with the help of a program he coded that describes the contours of functions using a musical tone. He has mastered the complex geometries of organic chemistry through modifying the conventions used to portray the 3D relationships between atoms. And on top of that he’s a world-class singer, having graduated from Prayag Sangit Samiti. But just two years ago, Kartik’s prospects were quite a bit bleaker. Then, he was in the middle of petitioning a bemused and skeptical Chairman of Delhi’s Central Board of Secondary Education for the right to study science and math. Across nearly all of India, blind students are ... Read Full Story

Mandela Meditating

Dec 17, 2013, 1 comments, 3 smiles iTunes - Podcasts - NPR: Radio Diaries Podcast by NPR Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes for free from NPR: Radio Diaries Podcast by NPR on the iTunes Store.

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Nov 15, 2013, 4 smiles San Francisco Transforms Into Gotham City For Boy’s Batman Wish « CBS San Francisco A young leukemia patient is realizing his dream to become crime-fighting superhero Batman for a day, with an army of volunteers transforming part of San Francisco into ‘Gotham City’ Friday. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of SF

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Oct 10, 2013, 3 comments, 4 smiles ZEN PENCILS - Cartoon quotes from inspirational folks No Description Found

In The Kenyan Shopping Mall Attack, ...

Sep 26, 2013, 1 comments, 9 smiles In the Kenyan shopping mall attack, four year old Elliot Prior saw his mom shot in the thigh. At that point, he confronted the gunman by saying, "You're a bad man. Let us leave." Incredibly, the gunman took pity on them, and let Elliot and his six-year-old sister leave after giving them a Mars candy bar. Here's a photo of the siblings right as they got out:   

Hearing The Homeless And Encountering Love

Sep 16, 2013, 2 comments, 13 smiles A perfectly sunny summer day welcomed us to hear the homeless this past Sunday. Praveen spearheaded the effort to bring us all together in Berkeley at 10am.  When we all arrived, we sat in silence for a few minutes, shared each of our intentions, and then began the fun task of chopping. It was touching to hear the sincere desires of some to reconnect to community, to overcome fears and anxieties of engaging with people on the street, and to infuse a little more love into the lives all around us. Guri graciously led us in a sandwich making assembly line, and we all managed to make about 40 sandwiches to hand out.  After stuffing the sandwiches, fresh fruit, drinks, and chocolate chip granola bars in brown bags, we divided into two teams to distribute the lunches to people in Peoples' Park and downtown Berkeley.  We definitely had some sweet and ... Read Full Story

Really Interesting Thoughts On Growing From ...

Aug 01, 2013, 9 comments, 3 smiles Really interesting thoughts on growing from our commencement speech on "failures of kindness": So here’s something I know to be true, although it’s a little corny, and I don’t quite know what to do with it: What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.  Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded…sensibly.  Reservedly.  Mildly. Or, to look at it from the other end of the telescope:  Who, in your life, do you remember most fondly, with the most undeniable feelings of warmth? Those who were kindest to you, I bet.