Young Footballers of India

I met these young boys in my locality. I'm lucky to have them as my neighbor — we stay in the same housing society. Meet Yash Shirke and Aditya Pandey — the dudes. Both of them are hard-core football fans. They learn the game through a club in Mumbai and are doing good in the game. Lately, Yash won a … Continue reading Young Footballers of India

Girl Power

You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination. This is what Khushboo Yadav and Gulafsha Shaikh believe. Here are two young ladies who are making a change. Both have studied in a community-learning center in Mumbai and now they teach in such a community-learning center. Coming from a low-income … Continue reading Girl Power

Salman, Jeep, Driver and Gossip 

चलो, चलो चलो, सवारी १० रुपये | He was shouting at the top of his voice. I also wanted to ride to my destination in North Gujarat, India. I fought like a child — although I'm still one — and took the front seat in his Jeep. He put his favorite USB drive full of … Continue reading Salman, Jeep, Driver and Gossip 

Rural India’s Digital Leader

I visited a tribal school near my city lately. The visit was to support this marginalized and neglected community for digital literacy. I and few friends collected old laptops and we shared in a few schools in Karjat district — 2 hours from Mumbai. Our coordinator introduced us to Arjun Sakpal from a nearby village. He’s the man who … Continue reading Rural India’s Digital Leader

Don’t Judge Unless You’re Perfect: Part I

The famous quote by Buddha means a lot to me and is the fundamental principle of my life. And, I don’t just go by the philosophy, I research on it and make my conclusions. So, I experimented for one year with a group of people from my housing society here in Mumbai. The experiment was to get people to … Continue reading Don’t Judge Unless You’re Perfect: Part I

Miracles Happen, Every Day

I believe in miracles and hence, they keep coming to me. It came yet again. I'd been bargaining with this auto-rickshaw driver who asked for an exorbitant rate for a short distance. Somehow, we cracked a deal. After a while, I realized that I'd forgotten a bag but was not sure where. A phone came … Continue reading Miracles Happen, Every Day

First Class Loneliness

I was traveling to CST by train one day and I saw this beautiful scene. My hand automatically went towards the camera to take capture of this moment. It’s a moment of irony, loneliness, pain, madness and so many other emotions that no one, other than the man himself, knows about. I don’t know what happened to … Continue reading First Class Loneliness

Lessons in Generosity

I met an elderly lady who was continuously watching me eating breakfast. I was looking at her too, she had green eyes. She looked like a Greek Goddess born in the remotest village of Maharashtra, India. Maharashtra meaning The Great Land, is witnessing an adverse drought situation. The farmers are dying of poverty, hunger, and suicide. She … Continue reading Lessons in Generosity