People Making a Difference In South Asian Communities

People Making a Difference In South Asian Communities may not be recognized for their efforts. At times, we feel that we need to do something worthy of a nobel prize to be recognized, encouraged or recommended.
However as York Police’s tagline goes, deeds speak. Efforts of those making a difference don’t have to be small or large, even working to have them commended. It all starts with intent, effort and dedication.

“God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.” – Mother Teresa


Be the change you want to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

You may feel a very little control over the world around you. However, the only person you have control over is yourself. It all starts with taking 100% responsibility for your thoughts, choices and actions. You will require immense courage and faith to be true to yourself. You have the power to influence others by being a role model or by offering them timely, practical and valuable tools of knowledge.

Don’t be the drop of rain that waits for other drops in the cloud to go first, be the first drop of rain to lead the pack and make your difference today.

I am the master of my life, captain of my ship, eye of the storm, and soaring with eternal bliss & joy now.


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley


Ne te quaesiveris extra: Latin, meaning “Do not seek outside yourself.”
In other words, “Look within.”

Ne te quaesiveris extra.”

“Man is his own star; and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man,
Commands all light, all influence, all fate;
Nothing to him falls early or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.”
Epilogue to Beaumont and Fletcher’s Honest Man’s Fortune

Cast the bantling on the rocks,
Suckle him with the she-wolf’s teat;
Wintered with the hawk and fox,
Power and speed be hands and feet. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

About the author of this website:

SAWNTV.COM is dedicated to her mother who was a beautiful soul.

For the past 22 years, she has been working on becoming an exceptional human being.

 Going from zero to hero, nobody to somebody, or she exists to she matters.

 From quitting her life to cherishing every moment.

Today she is an independent, confident and a happy person, it was not always like that at age 17, she used to feel so helpless that she wanted to end her life, developed ulcers and spent nights crying.
 Not to go into the details, however she has gone through everything humanly a person could go through in their life.

It was not until she discovered the secret of changing her mind, learning extensively and taking action that she was able to turn her life around. Could she tell you more?

The energy that she was using to suffer could be turned around and used for the bettering of her life instead of worrying.
 By changing her mind, she changed her life.
 Today, she is an independent, confident and capable woman who has pursued all her dreams without any emotional or financial support, who is able to do what she sets her mind to and has “can do” attitude.

Coming from a very traditional family with no language skills, no money and no emotional support, she has been the first in her entire family to be the:

-First woman who started driving
-First woman who started working outside the house
-First woman who worked for a canoeing company visiting all the national parks in Ontario
-First woman who received a University degree from University of Ottawa in Communications and Business.
-First woman who has traveled through most of Canada, all major cities in US, London, Paris, Dubai, Mexico & South Africa.
-First woman to take Peak Potentials Training-Guerrilla Business School, the World’s Greatest Marketing, the Enlightened Warrior, the Master of Influence, Brian Tracy International -Two Years Business Makeover, 
Training Business Pros-Marketing & Mastery,
Huthwaite Inc.-Spin Selling and 
Powerteam International -The Rainmaker Summit

-She is an active coach in youngsters’ lives to get A’s and develop a positive disposition towards life
-Recently, she raised $1200 to send to Pakistan to feed poor people

In her own words:

I believe that it all starts with you transforming yourself first. Then, being a role model is the best way to bring about change.
 Being an empowered person, I have transformed my life and the lives of people around me by coaching and influencing change. When others see us doing something, they tell themselves, if she can do it, I can too. I believe that it is very crucial to be the right person and do the right things. Give ourselves what we seek in the world first. It is a gift or a curse, but I can feel your pain. As though, someone shakes me up in the middle of the night and says “get up; you have work to do.” I am just answering my calling and cannot help it but be true even it puts me in a vulnerable, risky or different path.

My dream is to create, offer and leave SAWNTV as a legacy to help reduce human suffering, provide the help at the time of pain and be an authentic friend through your journey.

YOU have the power of One

L(one)some story of a humane intelligence, integrity & compassion

When one person leaves a village in a third world country that one has the power to change the destiny of:

One self

One’s immediate and extended family

One’s friends

One’s country of residence

One’s generations to come

The responsibility starts with oneself.

At a very young age one realized that one had power over nothing or nobody. The only one I could change was one

The future vision of improving everything dissolved one’s self-centeredness

The goodness, beauty, truth, love and compassion had to start with one

Feelings of sharing higher thoughts, happiness, joy, education and compassion had to reside within one

One lives in a wonderful place always improving looking up in the sky for inspiration and execution of amazing ideas

L(one)some without some(one) sharing similar ideals.

Where to find the one?

To have the power of one + one =?

-Written by the author of SAWNTV

Mahatma Gandhi: ‘You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.’

Here are some people:

Shamita Das Dasgupta

Dr. Naila Butt

Baldev Mutta

Zul Kassamali

Sonia Ahamed

(More coming soon…Mohammad

Nav Singh



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