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Month: June 2017

Snapshot Stories – Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words

Snapshot Stories – Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realise they were the big things.” – Kurt Vonnegut Like we always say, what makes Volunesia such a beautiful experience is a string of many many small things, filled with love, affection […]

Thursday Email – We Are Not Here To Teach, We Are All Here To Learn :)

Thursday Email – We Are Not Here To Teach, We Are All Here To Learn :)

Namaste! “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” – Robert Fulghum This quote came to life for us at Volunesia last Saturday at Brindavan Tent School. We dedicated our Volunesia circle to creating beautiful dustbins out of […]

Thursday Email – The Joy Of Simply Serving (Volunteering) And Enabling Serving (Contributing)

Thursday Email – The Joy Of Simply Serving (Volunteering) And Enabling Serving (Contributing)

Namaste! “When you’re doing kindness, let not your left hand know what your right hand is doing!”   This last week, all our discussions at KnowYourStar have been revolving around serving. Coincidentally, we have also been coming across the article- A Servant Leader by Vinoba […]

Volunesia Diaries – Creating Beautiful Dustbins Out Of Waste Cartons

Volunesia Diaries – Creating Beautiful Dustbins Out Of Waste Cartons

Sayantani Bhattacharya, a first-time Volunesian at Brindavan Tent School shares her Volunesia experience. I really don’t know where to start as the experience I had with Volunesia is something that would keep me happy for days to come. Interacting with kids was not exactly a […]

Jaideep 2.0 : The Next Big Thing Starts With Many Small Stories

Jaideep 2.0 : The Next Big Thing Starts With Many Small Stories

When my friends ask me what the next big thing for KnowYourStar is, I respond to them with tales of many, many small things that are making our journey so incredible! We really believe in doing small things with great love because they are beautiful, […]

Thursday Email – Volunteer Alert! Mentor India is back and we need more hands – visible and invisible.

Thursday Email – Volunteer Alert! Mentor India is back and we need more hands – visible and invisible.

Namaste! We have been updating you with our preps for Mentor India, and school time is finally here! Yes, we’re back in action. This year, we have broadened our scope of work at Mentor India. We plan to engage with the students for their entire […]

Mentor India Is Back! Join Us At Brindavan Tent School In The Heart Of Bangalore

Mentor India Is Back! Join Us At Brindavan Tent School In The Heart Of Bangalore

Last year, as a part of our Mentor India initiative, Team KYS frequented rural areas around Bangalore. This time around, when someone introduced us to Brindavan Tent School in Vignan Nagar, which is right in the middle of this metropolitan city, we went to take […]

Volunesia Comes A Complete Circle – Find Out How!

Volunesia Comes A Complete Circle – Find Out How!

After our last Volunesia where we enjoyed sunny skies and rainy clouds alike, we held another circle at Cubbon Park last Saturday. This time, we dedicated the circle to a special initiative taken up by one of our VOT (Volunesia Organising Team) members – Varsha. […]

Thursday Email – Everyone can be great because everyone can serve! Who said it? :)

Thursday Email – Everyone can be great because everyone can serve! Who said it? :)

Namaste! “Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love.” – Mother Theresa The last Volunesia circle was conducted by our VOT (Volunesia Organising Team) members with so much love and care that we still find ourselves riding that wave of joy we experienced. […]

Thursday Email – Reflecting From An Overflowing Cup Of Gratitude :)

Thursday Email – Reflecting From An Overflowing Cup Of Gratitude :)

Namaste! “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” -Lee Lacocca As we welcome the much-awaited month of June, we got a chance to reminisce the month that went by in our May KYS Retreat […]

KYS Retreat – Time Flies When You’re Doing What You Love

KYS Retreat – Time Flies When You’re Doing What You Love

Anjali, our Chief Content Officer, gives us an insight into the latest KYS retreat. Have you heard the phrase “time flies when you’re having fun”? If you haven’t, let me assure you that it’s absolutely true! It doesn’t feel like a month has passed since […]