Ram Ram

Many Hindus greet or farewell each other by saying “Ram Ram.” Hindus believe if they pronounce “Ram”, it will create positive energy. This is why you often find “Ram” as part of a name. For the two brothers Baliram (photo 5) and Rajaram (photo 6) this belief proves true. They really spread positive energy in […]

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The Aakash Family

Aakash is the older brother of our jungle-knight Satyam. In-between is Shiva aka Spiderman. And Roshni, not even one year old, is currently the youngest child in their family. Almost every year the family welcomes a newborn – while struggling heavily to feed the ones who are already there. The concept of birth control isn’t […]

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Seglal – Sachin’s father

Sachin, one of our Janwaar kids, is healed from skin TB. After suffering for many years Sachin can now live a happy life. And he does! His healing had also a very positive impact on his father, Seglal. He basically stopped drinking and became more serious with and in his work and even more responsible […]

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Father and Son

Another story from a different kind of world. Father and son in the fields around Janwaar. The father was married when he was 12 years old. He was married to the wife of his elder brother when the brother suddenly passed away. Pure economic reasons and to keep the wife out of a life in […]

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Ramkesh in Noida

Last week Ramkesh came to Noida to visit our Open School kids. Arun did an interview with him. On Saturday 21st September I interviewed Ramkesh Adiwashi. Ramkesh lives in my village, Janwaar, in Madhya Pradesh. He was with me when I made a skateboarding tour in Europe. He is a good skateboarder. He came for […]

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Interview with Arun

This is the first time Arun, one of our best skateboarders, he participated in the World Championships in Skateboarding in 2018 in Nanjing China, has done an interview in written English! How did you meet Ulrike for the first time?   When I went to the skatepark for the  first time, I met Ulrike. When the  […]

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A visit from Salt Lake City

In the last week of February Danny Schmidt, a documentary film maker and skateboarder from Salt Lake City, US, came with his friend Zag for a visit. We’ve been talking for more than a year about this – and finally they came. The two of them stayed in Janwaar Village in our homestays and they […]

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Anil Kumar Adivasi – A Portrait

Anil is part of our Open School Project which we’ve started on January 10, 2019. Here is a portrat of him. Anil (14) is Arun’s younger brother. When Arun was first confronted with the idea that his little brother would join the team of the five students he immediately said, he cannot go. He said, […]

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Arun Kumar Adivasi – A Portrait

Arun is part of our Open School Project which we’ve started on January 10, 2019. Here is a portrat of him. Arun (16) has come a long way. He “earned” his first brownie points during our Janwaar Castle Skateboarding Challenge in November 2016 when he won the “social award” of the tournament. He wasn’t among […]

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