Walk of Hope

It’s Day 27 of our 30 Day Podcast Project. In this special episode, I interview dear friends Christine (Tina) and Mathew who are back in the US after spending much of the past 16 months walking 7500km (or 4600 miles) in Walk of Hope, from the southern India to northern India. The walk was part of the vision of spiritual leader Sri M to engage with people in India, invite unique communities to experience the country, and share a joint spirit of universality, inclusion, and hope.


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Meet Christine Joseph and Mathew Abraham

My friends, who were married in South India a few years back, were moved by hearing Sri M speak and reading his book. So moved, that they rearranged their work, life, and travel to be able to join the walk for months at a time. They walked through over a dozen states in India and met millions along the way.
The objectives of the walk were outlined as:

  • Interfaith Harmony
  • Equality for All
  • Sustainable Living
  • Women Empowerment
  • Community Health
  • Education & Youth Development

Show Notes

Here are a few articles mentioned in this episode.

More About Walk of Hope

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  • Value Proposition: “Walk of Hope is a padayatra for peace and harmony, covering 7500 kms from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, led by Sri M, founder of Manav Ekta Mission.”

What does it mean to immerse yourself in an experience? Meet Natasha Parekh, Program Manager at Leaders’ Quest, which creates immersive global experiences in social enterprise. We hear not only her story into the social impact space but how the social enterprise has grown to span 14 countries and a fellowship program.


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Meet Natasha Parekh

No two social impact journeys are the same. Take Natasha—from education work experience firmly rooted in marketing and PR, her journey to the social impact space came quite coincidentally. In her words it has opened up new potential and possibility in the role innovation can play in creating global change.

Born in India, Natasha has lived, studied, and spent time in Dubai, US, and UK. She Completed an MSc in Marketing at Manchester Business School. Having worked in PR and even under the Mayor of London during the London 2012 Olympics, in the past few years her work and career have taken a sharp pivot toward social impact.

In 2013, Natasha joined Leaders’ Quest, a social enterprise that creates immersive, experiential experiences for global leaders. She has since designed and delivered Quests across the globe including Brazil, China, Cuba, and India.

Her work is intertwined with social impact and she spends much of her days planning, designing, and immersing herself in the social impact and social entrepreneurship space.


Show Notes

Here are a few articles mentioned in this episode.

More About Natasha Parekh


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In this episode we go to New Delhi, India, to talk to Nidhi Singh, a reporter-turned ecofashion designer-turned media founder about her impact journey and about India’s new CSR initiative that requires companies of a certain size to contribute to corporate social responsibility. It’s the only country to pass this kind of law, and now with over a year since its introduction we get to hear about how that is creating impact.

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Meet Nidhi Singh

Nidhi is an experienced television journalist, broadcaster, and entrepreneur. She has reported for well-known Indian news stations including Star News, reporting on lifestyle, fashion, and trends.

This led to founding Indigreen— a fair-trade, organic clothing label and then launching The Green People of India (TGPI), a collective of sustainable enterprises in the country.


She is the Founding Executive Editor of–based in New Delhi India– which is developing as a dynamic platform for news, discussion, and trends in global corporate social responsibility.


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Show Notes

  • Nidhi mentions that it has been a year since the Indian CSR mandate became law, here is a Score Card, CSRLive published to show the progress