Vruj Patel senegal 2014
Vruj, hailing from a sleepy town in Georgia, is passionate about creating and sharing science, music, and literature. He is involved in tutoring struggling students in his community and combating illiteracy and diseases in the developing world. His goals for the year are to learn a new language, to live and grow without modern technology, and to become a better person.
A part of my story
July 19, 2013
Ever since I can remember, I have loved to hear stories.
Though most of my family never went to college, they are steeped in years of Indian and Hindu mythology and there is nothing more exciting to me than learning about my ancestors and their countless traditions. Even without a PhD, my grandfather continues to captivate me with tales of Lord Krishna’s heroism and legends about the birth of the elephant-headed Ganesha. He, along with the rest of my family, has taught me the power of stories and instilled within me a genuine sense of awe towards the role of religion and mysticism in humanity’s shared heritage. This tradition of…