One Minute HERO: Gandhian On Wheels

Uday Jadhav is an autorickshaw driver, but he and his auto are nowhere similar to any other auto-rickshaws in India. He’s a man who lives by Gandhi’s principles and his auto-rickshaw is no different. He comes from a middle-class family with a load of responsibilities. He drives his auto-rickshaw on the concept of gift economy — PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT. The … Continue reading One Minute HERO: Gandhian On Wheels

One Minute HERO: Sacred Capital

Siddharth Sthalekar is a radical and creative investment adviser. He helps individuals and organizations to understand the role of wealth in their lives. After heading a trading floor, he often faced the question of basic assumptions of modern economic systems of scarcity, transaction, and consumption. This led him to stay in Gandhi Hermitage to explore alternative … Continue reading One Minute HERO: Sacred Capital

One Minute HERO: Art by Heart

Mukesh Singh is an Indian comic book artist, famous for working with various international comics book companies like Liquid Comics and Marvel Comics. He has been working as a freelance illustrator, motion graphics artist, senior game artist and animator, and senior illustrator and concept artist for various comics, games, and film and television projects. He’s one … Continue reading One Minute HERO: Art by Heart

One Minute HERO: Kabir Café

Neeraj Arya and his Kabir Cafe are on a quest to ensure St. Kabir’s verses are accessible and comprehensible through contemporary music to the rest of the world, who are alienated from traditional music. They only sing St. Kabir. Their seven years of relentless research in picking up, understanding, and performing the verses of the saint is the backbone behind the band. Largely … Continue reading One Minute HERO: Kabir Café

One Minute HERO: Urban Farmer

Julius Rego is an urban farmer i.e. he does agriculture in the city. He’s the founder of Green Souls that has aims to address urban environmental, health, and community issues by practicing sustainable urban farming. Currently, they've got four organic community farms that provide access to healthy food and nature therapy to underprivileged children. The group also helps … Continue reading One Minute HERO: Urban Farmer

One Minute HERO: Cleanliness Is Godliness

Born and brought up in the Gandhi Ashram, Jayesh Patel has spent the last two decades serving in communities; especially in the field of sanitation and health. To the outside world, he's the founder of Manav Sadhna, an organization that works with children and women. But beyond all the designations and outward work lies his true … Continue reading One Minute HERO: Cleanliness Is Godliness

One Minute HERO: Animal Crusader

Genevieve Engineer is an animal welfare activist and founder of the AWARE Foundation. Supported by like-minded friends and volunteers, their common goal is to rescue an animal in distress, give them food, treatment, and shelter. They also feed around 150-160 stray animals every day irrespective of festival, storm, flood, or strike. No matter what, her love … Continue reading One Minute HERO: Animal Crusader

One Minute HERO: Generosity on a Platter

Bhaskar Kulkarni is the manager and one of the volunteers at Seva Cafe — a selfless cafe run by volunteers where guests donate to pay for the next customer's meal. The bill at this cafe always reads Rs.0 with only this footnote — Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep … Continue reading One Minute HERO: Generosity on a Platter

One Minute HERO: Red Light Revolutionary

Bani Das is the co-founder of Kranti that empowers girls from Mumbai’s red-light areas to become agents of social change. She believes that, when girls like the daughters of sex workers, have access to the same education, training, and opportunities as people from privileged backgrounds, they can become exceptional leaders.

One Minute HERO: Street School Teacher

Afsana Parveen Shaikh runs a street school under a bridge. Every evening, she would feel disappointed by seeing children begging in front of her office. It disturbed her to an extent that she decided to quit her job as a merchandiser and take up teaching for these underprivileged kids, free of cost. She established Pehchaan School that … Continue reading One Minute HERO: Street School Teacher