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Month: September 2017

Thursday Email – The Story Of Our Full Hearts And Empty Pockets

Thursday Email – The Story Of Our Full Hearts And Empty Pockets

Namaste! Our Thursday Emails started at the beginning of this year, and we have not missed writing to you even for a single Thursday ever since. We cultivated this practice to ensure that our work remains transparent and the evolution of KnowYourStar becomes a collective […]

Jaideep 2.0 : Survival Story Of 15 Months Without Drawing A Salary

Jaideep 2.0 : Survival Story Of 15 Months Without Drawing A Salary

Most of you know me as an ex-SAP employee who crazily quit his job to pursue the quest of unlocking the potential of rural students using stories of role models and an upskilling program. Or as a key member committed to serving the PwD (People […]

Volunesia Diaries – Taking The Kids On A Cinematic Journey [Video]

Volunesia Diaries – Taking The Kids On A Cinematic Journey [Video]

Our Chief Content Officer, Anjali, shares her thoughts on a special Saturday treat. Puja season is in full swing and though we’re all in a celebratory mood, it does put a damper on our Volunesia sessions. We’ve had quite a few holiday weekends in the […]

Volunesia Diaries – A Volunesian’s Musings Expressed In A Lovely Poem

Volunesia Diaries – A Volunesian’s Musings Expressed In A Lovely Poem

Harshita Sheshgiri wrote this beautiful poem about her second experience at Volunesia where the kids modelled beautiful solar systems with clay after watching an animated video about the outer space! (This was first published on her Instagram profile.) — I saw her mould the clay […]

Thursday Email – Say Hello To Your Inner Superhero! :)

Thursday Email – Say Hello To Your Inner Superhero! :)

Namaste! All the best heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. — Gerard Way Most of us have grown up reading superhero comics and watching superhero cartoons; right from Spiderman and Batman to our very own Shaktimaan! When we asked our students at Paranga […]

Mentor India – Our Little Superheroes Save Their School From Snakes! [Video]

Mentor India – Our Little Superheroes Save Their School From Snakes! [Video]

Mentor India classes have been going on wonderfully in Paranga Vidya Kendra in Magadi, which we always refer to as the Pyramid school, well because how often do you get a chance to teach in classrooms that are each designed as a self-sufficient pyramid? The […]

Volunesia Diaries – Riding The Time Machine To Childhood Every Saturday!

Volunesia Diaries – Riding The Time Machine To Childhood Every Saturday!

This time, Vikram Kumar Muthusamy Chelvi (Viku) from Talent Quest of India joined us for Volunesia last Saturday and here he goes expressing his experience! As a TQI’an am always looking forward to see great things in people just as the name suggests – Talent […]

Thursday Email – We Are The STORIES We Tell Ourselves

Thursday Email – We Are The STORIES We Tell Ourselves

Namaste! “People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact it’s the other way round.” – Terry Pratchett KnowYourStar originally started in a search of stories to inspire our own journeys. Then we started sharing it on our website, which indulged our love for […]

KYS Retreat – Drafting The 5000-Year Plan Has Begun

KYS Retreat – Drafting The 5000-Year Plan Has Begun

That joy after officially registering ourselves as a public trust NGO – Jaijagath! Every month, as you all know, we take a little time for ourselves, switch off our phones and set out to explore the world in an all new way. After months of […]

Volunesia Diaries – Apples, Balloons, Cakes And Dance – The ABCD Of Happiness!

Volunesia Diaries – Apples, Balloons, Cakes And Dance – The ABCD Of Happiness!

This time, Harshita, a first-time Volunesian, shares how her experience at Volunesia, which she attended without having slept properly the night before, turned into something she is glad she did not miss. I woke up in the morning not knowing my day was going to […]

Thursday Email – If You Light A Lantern For Another, It Will Also Brighten Your Own Way

Thursday Email – If You Light A Lantern For Another, It Will Also Brighten Your Own Way

Namaste! “When we will all see our role in society as servants, we will all light up the sky together like countless stars on a dark night.” -Vinoba Bhave  We had a fantastic #WeekOfLearning leading to Teacher’s Day, where precious gems rolled in every single […]

The ‘Week Of Learning’ Has Been A Peek Into Life Lessons That Matter

The ‘Week Of Learning’ Has Been A Peek Into Life Lessons That Matter

Our ‘Week Of Learning’ campaign brought in such deep life lessons from our dear ones, we were happy to celebrate Teacher’s Day by not just acknowledging the teachers in our life, but also those who have impacted our ecosystem in such beautiful ways directly or […]