Asha goes IPL!

On 21 March Asha got a phone call from Surjeet, a friend of the Barefoot Skateboarders, in Delhi. He asked her, if she was interested in participating in an ad for IPL Royal. And to be very honest, we had no idea w hat IPL was 🙂 D Cast Track, a casting company, in Delhi, […]

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Spare parts for our wonderful TRC_Decks

We are very happy! Only recently we have received The Rural Changemaker Desks from Decathlon Skateboarding and how Impala Roller Skates has donated all the spare parts for it! Trucks, wheels, bearings, grip tape ….. everything! This is HUGE for us! Thank you so much! Now we can fix all the skateboards and can distribute […]

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Girls Champions

Once again the Indian Skateboarding Championships were a huge event. 21 kids left Janwaar to travel to Chandigarh. Some went by train, for the younger ones and the girls we’ve rented a small bus. STopovers were once again in Agra and Prakriti School. All the kids were very happy and they all managed very well. […]

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MP Championships

Last weekend the qualifications for the Indian National Skateboarding Championship took place in Janwaar. They were at the same time the Madhya Pradesh Championships. It was a gold rush for the Janwaar kids … From what I heard all the gold medals went to Janwaar, and many silver and bronze medals as well. The young […]

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The Rural Changemaker Decks …

… have arrived in Janwaar and the kids were very, very happy! They come in two sizes – 8 and 8.25″. The 8″ deck is yellow, the 8.25″ deck is blue. You can see more details here. The decks are available in the local Decathlon online stores or you can drop us a message at […]

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TRC_Deck_120

Together with the Decathlon headquarter in Lille, France, and the photographer Matjaž Tančič we developped over the last couple of months the Rural Changemaker’s Skateboarding Decks. We are very, very, very proud and happy!!! A skateboarder would probably say “I am stoked!” 🙂 Thank you Jean-Philippe and your entire team – the boards rock and […]

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From the NorthEast

Yesterday I received an email from Bidhan Acharya, a motorbiker from the Northeast of India. He connected with me via our homepage, asking for a homestay. I passed him on to the kids in the village and I never heard back – until yesterday. Yesterday I found this in my inbox:  “So I went to […]

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The Girls Rocked the Championships

If there is one BIG EVENT every year for the kids, it’s certainly the Indian Skateboarding Championships. This year it took place in Chandigarh, Punjab. Nine of the Janwaar kids qualifed on Madhya Pradesh state level – five boys and four girls. As usual we extended the team and we invited 14 kids for the […]

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OMG! Yeh Mera India

Next week OMG! Yeh Mera India will shoot in Janwaar. They did an interview with me ahead of the shoot, it was recorded in Luz de Tavira, Portugal, where I am currently. Thank you Michael Sauer, Leading Interactive, for helping out and recording the interview. Here is a slightly polished transcript. OMG! Yeh Mera India […]

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