Posts Tagged ‘courage’


Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

IP-3       #IndiaPositive

What’s a typical routine on #RepublicDay ? Wake up . Watch the #RepublicDay
Parade on TV , buy a flag,  go for flag hoisting in the building or work place , sing 
the Anthem, hear patriotic songs everywhere , feel super patriotic .By evening
it is back to life as usual.How about we change that this year ? 
For most of us we are seeing a new sense of pride in India . Across India
and in Indians across the globe. Visionary leadership at the helm is changing
India’s destiny and culture .
There are some like Prime Minister Modi who have dedicated their life to
India. There are amazing folks across India who made a huge contribution
to India – dedicated teachers , activists , doctors , philanthropists ,social
entrepreneurs and many more . Every action counts.Gratitude to each of
the unsung heroes for their selfless contribution .
There are millions of us who can participate tangibly . What held us back ?
- busy in earning a living ?
- feel that it is the job of the govt to build the country ?
- would like to do something..but not sure how ?
- never thought about it ?
This #RepublicDay  let’s pledge to consciously and actively work towards
building a nation that is truly ‘Sare Jahan Se Accha’.
Every week do ONE #IndiaPositive act for India and your fellow citizens. 
- A taxi or auto driver can give a free lift to an aged underprivileged person
- a college  student can help a local Ngo
- a working professional could help a student , a bank official  official can make
   people aware about insurance and inspire them to go for it
- a housewife decides to make her home plastic bag free
- appreciate and support the social workers in your area
- pledge to stop littering
- support education for a child
- join the green initiative in your neighborhood
- start a laughter club
- use your writing skills to help a cause
- plant saplings , start a herb garden
- ensure food is never wasted – donate
- car pool
- visit elderly people in your neighborhood and spend time with them
- retired folks can volunteer at a local school
- do your bit to ensure India is a safer place for women and children
- the MasterChefs among us can share healthy cooking ideas to help those around us live healthier lives
- People can use their core skills to make a difference. e.g a doctor treats at least 1 patient a week free of cost ,
a nurse tends extra care to a patient who does not have a family.
Get creative about the ways in which you can help to create a better country with your #IndiaPositive
This is not an elitist initiative only for folks with smart phones and social media profiles . Spread the
word. Involve everyone you know . Kindness has no socio-economic barrier . Think of this as a way
to crowd source ideas by Indians for Indians to make a better India.
When a person does something consciously and ongoingly for the country – they will become more
engaged & aware citizens. 
An engaged & aware citizen is less likely to litter India , to let women be brutalised , to watch anti national
elements try to fragment India. Our police and armed forces will have 1 billion new recruits. Today overseas
Indians know that if their message reaches Ms Sushma Swaraj they can expected to be helped . Imagine a
India where Indians in India know that  they can rely on their fellow citizens .
Share your ideas . This could be something you already do . It could be something you now commit to doing.
The key is ACTION . We don’t want words that don’t translate into action.
Keep it simple e.g I pledge to never ever litter #IndiaPositive 
One #IndiaPositive action a week
One Billion Indians. 52 billion potential #IndiaPositive actions . One Awesome Nation 
Each One of can make a difference . Together we make an India that is ‘Sare Jahan se Accha’ .
#IndiaPositive #RepublicDay #CleanPlanet 
On 31st Jan 2017 we will gift 50 awesome Indians for their contributions . The real gift , however , will be
a committed you creating a better India one #IndiaPositive action at a time.
Jai Hind .


Sunday, December 28th, 2014

air asia


Most of Asia woke up today to the news of Air Asia flight QZ8501 having disappeared en route to Singapore . Across the world people tracked the news hoping for a miracle of the passengers being rescued . That hope still burns bright . Hopefully tomorrow will bring good news about the passengers on board being rescued from the sea .

As it always happens with such flights – there are people who made a last minute reservation to take the flight . And some who cancelled their tickets close to departure . One such lucky individual was Mr Chandra Susanto who was scheduled to travel on QZ8501 along with his wife and 3 children . They cancelled the plan a day prior as his father was unwell .

‘I am very thankful to God for his mercy for me and my family. But I am so sad and very sorry for the people on the plane,’ Mr Susanto said. He also had this to say ‘ Our lives have changed. We are so grateful. We have an opportunity to be the best people we can and to help others. We are so thankful to God

Reading the article it struck me that most of us are blessed to have that opportunity daily . Just because we did not miss a flight that crashed we don’t often realize the enormity of the gift that each day represents .

Our thoughts and prayers with those onboard the flight and their families and loved ones . A real tribute would be living each day for the GIFT it truly is #Be the Best People We can & Help Others.





Let Earth Breathe!

Monday, November 25th, 2013
Non-biodegradable plastic. Choked Earth.

Non-biodegradable plastic. Choked Earth.

A mother always protects her child from wearing a plastic bag over their head, else they may suffocate and die.

What about Mother Earth? Why do we ignore such a deed from happening to our planet? Why do we continue using polythene bags, plastics, etc. and choke the rivers, drains, etc. Doesn’t the same principle apply to it as well?

The over utilization of plastic bags across the world has suffocated Earth. Marine life, the animal kingdom, plants and forests, etc. all get affected by the human’s “inhuman” actions. All because we forget to nurture Nature.

Let’s not aggravate this situation. Let’s switch to better, biodegradable and reusable solutions such as cloth, jute bags, etc. Remember,

1 cloth bag = 300 plastic bags.

By using simply ONE cloth bag we are saving planet Earth from 300 plastic bags worth of torture. Why not make this difference today?!? Switch to a reusable, Eco-friendly alternative.

Here’s to the crazy one..

Friday, October 4th, 2013


To a crazy rebel genius who made the world an infinitely better place .

Thank you Steve



Tote Invictus

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Womens health_June 2013

Tote Invictus

Our beloved Tote Invictus featured in Women’s Health June 2013 issue !

Tote Invictus is our tribute to one of the greatest leaders of our era – Nelson Mandela . Since it’s launch Tote Invictus has inspired innumerable folks who have been buying it to make earth a Clean Planet . And the tote reminds them daily that we can rise above our circumstances and shape our destiny .You can get your Tote Invictus here.

“Invictus” by Henley, is a powerful reminder of how we can rise above our circumstances and shape our destiny. – See more at:;jsessionid=14875C816FE6C3781D5DE1BD2E95B3C9#sthash.HXHaFAam.dpuf
“Invictus” by Henley, is a powerful reminder of how we can rise above our circumstances and shape our destiny. – See more at:;jsessionid=14875C816FE6C3781D5DE1BD2E95B3C9#sthash.HXHaFAam.dpuf




The Tote Pal Tale

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Words enable worlds. This is a true story of how words can open up new perspective and possibilities.

Once a teenager on her way to her college exam was anxious and trembling with nervousness. She had her Tote Pal with the words  “Miracles come in Moments. Be Ready and Willing” along with her in which she carried her belongings. Just as she approached the gate, where her equally nervous friend was waiting for her, she needed to grab her notes from the bag. Her friend saw the quote on the bag and broke into a big smile. She pointed out and said “Hey! See what your bag has to say.” Both kids had a surge of confidence as they walked through the gate to enter the examination building.


 No doubt the girls had prepared well and had put in their 100% efforts towards their examinations. But every now and then people need that tad bit of encouragement to push them towards success.

The Tote Pal quotes are our 1% inspiration to your 99% perspiration. Just as in the case of the teenagers they have been there as a true Pal  for many people – inspiring them as they in turn use the Tote Pal to create a more sustainable world.

Experiences like these from the Clean Planet community warm our hearts and encourage us to serve the community better. It’s inspiring for us to know that our creations of love and conviction are reaching out and making a difference way beyond the functional and style aspect of the product.

We would like to share your story as well. Please write into us with your Clean Planet Story. Our contact details are –

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No excuses

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Kyle Maynard  has virtually no arms and no legs. Yet he took on the 19,000 foot Kilimanjaro peak in Africa, while carrying the ashes of a soldier up the mountain. Makes you reconsider complaining about anything you may be facing right now.

His sheer determination , courage and honesty is awe-inspiring . His trek to the peak of Kilimanjaro is testimony to the power of his indomitable spirit and unconquerable soul .

Give yourself a gift . Watch this video .

p.s – share with everyone you know .



Pl choose to create a safer India

Friday, December 7th, 2012

TV some days feels like a horror movie . 3 days ago we saw the horrific case of a teenager Santosh Vichivora who was killed by a group of people who were passing lewd comments on his friend . A day later there was news from Amritsar about a police official being killed in broad daylight for protesting harassment to his daughter . Articles about women being attacked are almost staple in newspapers like the classifieds.
We need to reflect what kind of a nation are we becoming where women are being teased / molested / attacked in every state. And men who stand up to protest are being killed / harmed . Our heart goes out to these men and women and their loved ones for the trauma they go through . The course of lives irreversibly altered for petty reasons.
This is no more a problem ‘out there’. Fear or apathy is no longer a response we can afford. As we see with cases across India – the problem is not limited to any region or section of society.
While government , police and judiciary must do their roles with integrity and efficiency – this is sadly one of those complex issues where an efficient police , judiciary and government alone (or even together ) are insufficient to deal with the sheer scale of the problem. You and me – the citizens of this nation must come forward to never let another Santosh Vichivora die an untimely death.

How do we become a country where people’s honor and lives are respected ?

Pl share your thoughts . More importantly take action to create a safe India .

Remember Each one of us can make a difference . Together , we make CHANGE.


One Voice One India

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

A movement is gaining momentum all across India . People from all walks of life and across age groups are coming to support the creation of a Corruption Free India.

The government headed by the Prime Minister NEEDS to hear your message. Write in to the PMO – email , send letters by post or courier . This is a govt that chose to not reply to Anna Hazare. They need millions of letters to see the writing on the wall.

If you would like a Clean India pl choose to make a difference.

Japan – land of the brave

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Japan is a country close to our heart . We have several Japanese clients, business associates and friends. It’s amazing and inspiring to see how stoic and brave they are. Across companies we see the same message ‘We must now work to build the future of our country’. We see this in individuals of different age groups . Truly remarkable and admirable.

We wish the citizens of Japan strength , courage , peace and joy to overcome and triumph the many challenges they are faced with.