As I sit here in India, I send out a prayer and thoughts full of love to two dear people – Rahul and Asha who are taking their first steps together as a married couple today. They are two inspiring people and film-makers, who are using their creativity and media to spread goodness in the world and uplift the underpriviledged. It’s a pleasure to know them and I look forward to seeing all the things they come up with in the future.
Some examples of their work:
– Asha helped found INSPIRE – short term service trips to India that give participants a chance to experience India in a whole new way as they visit organizations all over the country, participating in service projects in slums, working on an organic farm and more. What’s more, this year INSPIRE went gift-economy!
– Both of them headed a pilot project in Ahmedabad which I got to see firsthand called Lok Darshan – a weekly video broadcast of news and stories created by the community for the community
– Both of them spent time in Orissa working with Gram Vikas creating these amazing films on the work that they do, not only is the video inspiring, but their experiences there were incredible
– Rahul has created wonderful videos on many topics, including a fantastic project he worked on to bring together children from Pakistan and India called Friends without Borders, his videos posted on his youtube channel and stories about them on his blog