Is this the best use of INR 40 lakh ever? Incredible story of what Saleem did!

 Indus Action commissioned me to make a story on this amazing 40 lakh grant that they have to offer to anyone with relevant experience who can commit to work for 3 years for getting underprivileged children to schools. I asked them if there was someone who had already received the grant? They said yes. I suggested we tell that person's story. They agreed. This is that story. This is ...

Is Chennai the most stereotyped city in India? You will love this video!

 I was commissioned by Chargebee to create a video that could help shatter some of the stereotypes about Chennai. The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. Hope you like what we came up with! Do remember that many of the participants in this video are from Chennai. Also, for the first few minutes, they are just guessing what Google suggests, ...

Can poverty be solved by giving 1 lakh cash to poor families?

CashRelief.org, a non-profit, hired me recently to help them bring out the story of why they started this crazy program to offer close to 1 lakh rupees to all families in a village, unconditionally. I have tried to show what the typical perception of most urban Indians is, when it comes to using cash to help poor and why the co-founders of CashRelief don't necessarily agree with the ...

It’s fascinating what it takes to save lives of the poorest!

Over 150 of 1,000 infants and over 300 of 1,000 under five children were dying in the remote tribal villages of Kalahandi district in Orissa (India) when Dr. Aquinas started Swasthya Swaraj in 2013. To put the above numbers in context, the infant mortality rate is in single digit for most developed countries and the average for India is around 30 deaths per 1000 children. Four years of work ...

Stunning aerial shots from Ladakh and a super powerful cycling story

 You need a certain level of fitness to cycle from Manali to Khardungla, a distance exceeding 500 Kms over one of the highest altitude roads in the world, but every year, hundreds of cyclists do it anyway. When Divyanhsu wanted to try this though, everyone told him it was impossible. This story tells you why. It also shows what cycling in the Himalayas is all about and why it's worth it, ...

The story of what happens when you quit your job to become a stand up comic [VIDEO]

 This is the story of Jeeveshu Ahluwalia, now a successful stand-up comic in India whose popularity is only rising by the day. It is mostly based on my meeting with the "funny man" one evening in Mumbai last year. I showed up few hours before his show at the Canvas Laugh Club and he spoke about his life. How did I end up meeting him? I had been following him on Facebook for some time when I ...

This short documentary will change the way you look at rapes. Forever.

 Because rape is not always about sex from Amrit Vatsa on Vimeo. I know this is a little more than twice the the '3 minute' timeline but I failed to bring out the message in anything shorter (I did try)! I hope you don't mind the duration! You can check out http://nocountryforwomen.org/ (or their FB page) to read more about what they are trying to say! Here's a little something that ...