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I'm Amin Sheikh living in Bombay,India. I have my own car rental company called Sneha Travels. I show people Bombay city and whtever they like.One day i want to start a Library coffe, is my dream, where i want to show people, everybody is equal, thats what i call Humanity. i want to make this world more batter for every one but im not alone who think like this i hope you come one day with me hand to hand and we make better world and better place for every liveing life in this world. If i can you can.

Monday, 16 November 2015


Hello Everyone 

Good morning with big smile.

The news for the day is yesterday my 20 books gone to KOLKATA , I am very happy because its one of my dream place, one day I wish to start my dream cafe in Kolkata as well  because in kolkata the life is very harsh and there are many street  children as well as old people leaving on the streets and its the place where the great MOTHER TERESA who has given her  life for CHILDREN and  LEPROSY  .  

Thanks to Amrita Roy Chowdhury , she has been working for the children and underprivileged the Project is name as BACHHPAN  and she's trying to make better life for others , she contact me 2 weeks ago and she asked me if I could post her 20 books to Kolkata , so she could spread the word about my dream cafe and project around her world .

I am very pleased for what she's doing and also when I spoke to her on the phone , she encouraged me and gave me different ideas not only this she is also trying her level best to help me in every possible way she can . 

I am proud and lucky few people like her are coming forward  to help us , again i want to mention that all my project is moving by women this time it's also a women .

I really want to  thanks Amrita Roy Chowdhury, I AM BECAUSE OF YOU


Amrita Roy Chowdhury

Wednesday, 4 November 2015


Hello everyone,

Good morning with big smile .

This documentary movie is made by MET ( MUMBAI EDUCATION TURST ) to support and to let people know about my dream  cafe BOMBAY TO BARCELONA LIBRARY CAFE and also the  project to show the world , how we don't see the Truth around our life and our world I am very proud of this  GUROP which consist of 5 STUDENT who made this short  documentary , thanks to them and to MET for giving  us this opportunity , all I can say is 

Amin Sheikh 


Hello everyone good night with big smile, today BANK OF INDIA STAR SAKHI FESTIVAL book sell has been very good , we sold 70 books today, thanks to all especially to NIRMALA REGO , MELWYN REGO and Fatima Dsouza ,Smita KAR this good people who has believe in us and gave us this opportunity thanks again and again I hope we get more opportunity like this events thanks to BANK OF INDIA STAR SAKHI and my dreams team SHABANA SHAIKH and Khushboo Ali 
Amin sheikh

Tuesday, 3 November 2015


Hello everyone 

Good evening with big smile ,
Today we have got donation of 21,000 Rupees from BINDIA HALLAUER , I have never met her , she got my contact from the Facebook for last 1 month we have been chatting , 
I explained her about the project , she showed up lot's of concern  and she has been very helpful and positive towards my project.
I am very happy that Bindia came up to support us and make us feel stronger, I appreciate and I want to thanks few friends of mine who has been supporting.
Well we are facing financial problem , I have been trying my level best to sell as many books as I can  , explaining  about the project to people but  its very difficult to convince people to believe in this project .
At times there are many people who come up with question like '' when will you build it ???, you have been working so long how come you have bought the place yet ?? , but nobody wants to see how expensive the property  in India , there are also some people talking behind my back , I still need little more financial help , the land is getting more and more expensive but I am not going to lose the hope , no matter what happens  with all the money that we have , we will utilize it for good  but still I will try to find the way to build BOMBAY TO BARCELONA LIBRARY CAFE for sure , thanks to BINDIA  and to  all the good people who are helping us.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

street of MALTA with ANGELS

Hello Everyone, 
Good morning with big smile.
Today my friend Vanessa Attard 
From Malta Island , Who is also Like my sister and angel for my project , who has nothing to do with my world but she is trying for last one year to help me build Bombay to Barcelona library cafe to make it in real , some people came to help us once or twice but then no more contact , some also came to help us only for their own Benefits , few friends and few unknown people who are standing by me everyday, every week , every month from day one until now , FACEBOOK , Twitter has just become as likes nothing more then that , I have put many things on Facebook according to my knowledge to build this project , toady my friend VANESSA and her Mother are selling things and my book convincing people to give donation for Senhasadan on the streets of MALTA , I really want to thanks VANESSA , her family and all her friends who all have been big support to my project without them MALTA didn't exists in my world.Thank you so much today they have made me more stronger .
I Hope I make this project in real as soon as I can I'm trying my best as it is not easy the Money part to get this place but every energy of my angels make me stronger :))
Amin Sheikh

Wednesday, 14 October 2015


Hello everyone , good evening with big smile .
Today I  got the opportunity to  give a talk  in ST. ANDREWS  HIGH SCHOOL thanks to MR. VIKRAM D'SOUZA  who's also a publisher , the reason  for giving me this opportunity was ' the birthday of our great man of India MR. ABDUL KALAM ' which is tomorrow ,  so Mr. Vikram D'souza invited me to St. Andrews school to talk and explain about street children life and my project , I spoke with the students from 5th standard up to class 10th , the talk went about almost 3 hours , I was very surprise to see how well FR. MAGI MURZELLO ( PRINCIPAL ) organized the talk for the children  for them to know about the street children life . I was also happy to see them listening to me with lot's of attention and they were so well behaved , they were asking  me different questions and I felt happy to answer them . All the teachers were very kind and helpful , it was a very positive and  a beautiful day for me , before  I  start the talk Fr. Magi bought 50 BOOKS , after I finished the talk he asked for more 50 Books . Today he was going to meet 40 principals from different part of India  and he told me that " i would like to give your book has a gift to all  this principals " , it was really nice of him to do so . I wish if everyone in India come to support us like Fr. Magi and Vikram sir.
I really want to thanks each and every member of ST. ANDREW HIGH SCHOOL   and special thanks  to VIKRAM SIR  and FR. MAGI for giving me this opportunity , in one day we sold 100 Books . thanks to everyone of you for reading this post , please keep supporting . 
I am sorry for not putting any photos of this  school children because it was not allowed  but here i have some of my children photos , just to make you'll smile . 
Amin Sheikh

Monday, 5 October 2015


Hello everyone good afternoon with big smile 
yesterday one man eats from Andhra Pradesh to Bombay to meet me 
his name is Yakub 
I read about my life in one magazine, I was trying a lot to find my contact finally I found my contact and I've called me and He Said to Me That "I want to eat to Bombay and meet you" and I Brought for me esta articles Which was written in Karnataka magazine it's one of the language in other side of India, it was very nice of him to get me this article.

made ​​me sad But what is People Who wrote this article has not send me the article or even let me know about it, any way I hope this article many people change life in a good way like this Man Who Came all the way from Andhra Pradesh to meet me I was very Simple Man Who Also has a difficult life.
I hope some one in India Feel This project can Bombay To Barcelona Library Cafe in real, I hope some people come forward to help us.

Amin Sheikh 

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


Hello Everyone good morning with big smile 
Today my madrid team has arrenge the talk in one part of Cataluniya

BIBLIOTECA DE PALLEJA at 8 pm Barcelona Spain time
well i have to be there for this talk but as I am in Mumbai I cant be there for this talk
but my other angel who is my dream team Sara Cirera for last 6 Month she will talk for me about my life in this library this evening i really Thanks to my dream team of Madrid they trying there best to help this Dream Cafe and trying to find the way to rich any how to get this dream cafe in real
thank you my ANGELS team and Sara Cirera to stand by me
Amin Sheikh

Tuesday, 15 September 2015


Hello everyone,

Good evening with big smile.

Today I am going to talk about a man  who is not known  around my World, but he has been a great help to my dream café. He is humble, simple, and he is always ready to help me  with his beautiful smile. His name is RAVI WAZIR, I knew him two years ago thanks to my dearest family and friend  Vibha and Dilip D`Souza. RAVI WAZIR has given to me a great helpful hand and opinion. Today he came with me to see the place for the café-library. He like the place because of the light, space, ambience, etc.  but, as most people do, he is worried how I will get it. The price is very expensive  in terms of money but in terms of quality it is very beautiful, so that, there are many reasons to trying to buy the place in spite of renting it.

All these days many people know that I'm trying to buy the place for the cafe dream. Some people and friend do not agree, but some others do when I explain to them  why I do want to buy it. Well, everything in life is difficult, and I am trying to pass these difficulties day by day. Some people get everything without doing anything in life, we can say they are lucky to have all they have around their life from the family, friends or some companies who stand by them and then, they can open the establishment wanted.  Two days ago I went  to listen the presentation of RAVI WAZIR SIR book "Restaurant  start up, a practical guide", what was about his experience and restaurant business and management. After listening to his two hour talk, I realized than many restaurants,  cafés or bar open  trough an investor company or investor partner, and in my case, I'm alone and my investor company  are my friends who are simple, and not rich. Most of the money I have is from my book and few donation until now.

Even if they lose business, the leading person will not lose his money because is the investor is the responsible of that. So that, most of them go for rent and if they are successful, they buy place. However, in my way all I have is me and few friends who are standing by me  from outside and then, my own people 
from India.

Well this is not the problem. Today I don't have my own people from Indian standing by me, but if the  project go well and we do right things with all the people, trust from the people will come, as few of them right now  RAVI WAZIR is an example. He made me feel positive,  and before leaving my house he said "Amin if you get the place, nothing like it, but if you cannot get the place, don't stop your project, keep trying, everything is possible" he has spent from morning to afternoon with me talking, listening and saying: you can do this cafe dream, the only thing he was worried about was if I could arrange all the money to pay and the right permissions and  licenses.  He has looked and checked everything. It was very nice from him to come and spend time for the project.

This is not the end, this week or the next one , I'm going again to the place with another man because he will work for our cafe dream, in order to get the license. After all of these, hopefully I will buy this place, but before that I still  have to go in a long way to get all the money needed.

And finally, I would like to express my gratitude to  RAVI WAZIR because he has been helping us for free and giving all his knowledge and experience. I really recommend his book, so if anyone wants to know him and read his book, please, buy a copy. After that, you will understand who's he.  
All I can say is I'm proud to have him and met him in this right moment of my life. I need people like him, honest, kind and passionate for healthy food and clean places for the upcoming generation. 

Amin Sheikh 

Here you are the links of his profile, book, and book reviews.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Sònia Puig Codina

hello everyone good morning with big smile with good news , i wish all  a very beautiful Sunday  for those who read this article or who don't read it , this morning at 7 am i got whatsapp message from my friend,  i know her for last 10 year  she is from BARCELONA (GIRONA)  i met her in bombay 10 years ago  her name is sonia she is very funny at times  and she like to smile all the time , cracking good joke because she is also a clown , she like to make people happy she travels around the world to make sick people or children smile with her clown music ,  dance and do funny things, professionally she is a nurse  , this year i met her again after 5 to 4 years in Bombay  for 7 hours then she went back to  her home town to Barcelona but now she lives in ibiza in  one  small island from spain when she arrived to ibiza she arrange the talk with one beautiful library in ibiza and this Library  contact all news paper ,radio and  tv to make sure this dream come true imagine this man who has nothings to do with my world with street childern in india but stand by us and sonia who has nothings to do with my world but stand by all the world and this morning she made me cry by her whats app message she said “ amin i  have put 1000 euros in Rupess 70,000 for your dream cafe project this what i can do “  i was not expecting this but this is what i am saying when you want to do good all you have to do is stand by good and start doing good then  in this world only good will happen  because all good walking togethers without expacting anythings in life , its only one life my dear friends and people what you want in this one life???????………..
 do good , be good and  live good  in this you’ll see only good 
please learn somethings in this life when you are alive 
 the sad part is my won indian fellows are not coming to help because everyone is busy 
running  them self and forgetting others lives around them , how you like to live when you 
don’t feel around you the life who has nothings  is not about me or my project how many of you has power 
small or big and how many of you have think to use this power for right way and to do good for the others 
well i just want to let you know world can be only change for good for everyone 
when everyone of you come togethers 
thank you Sònia Puig Codina to stand by us this dream cafe and to  walk with us to build this dream cafe for boys and girls like me your one drop  can change things………...
i am because of you 
 Sònia Puig Codina 

Thursday, 10 September 2015


Hello everyone , good night with big smile 

Today I could not go out begging cause I had some students who came up to my place to make a short documentary about my life and also about what I am doing. At first  I didn't want them to interview me because so many people have made videos and wrote articles, but some of them have miss used it. They used my story for their benefit , I didn't want to be unfair to this students who are going to be future journalists and so on. They are from MET ( MUMBAI EDUCATION TRUST ) they were 8 of them namely has NAISHA , PRERNA,PRIYA,SACHAYANA, NIKUNJ,NILESHWARI AND ABHIJETH and very soon they would be playing this movie in colleges. I hope this documentary may create awareness among the youngsters and  bring us good opportunities because nowadays education is all about competition. Everyone is running a race in order to get more and more from others,  but I hope people will utilise education in a positive way to bring change for good, not only for themselves but also for others .

I really want to thanks  to all these 8 students ,who have spent their time , energy and effort . I hope this documentary will bring them success and satisfaction to do well in their life .

Wednesday, 9 September 2015


Hello Everyone 
Good night with one good news to end my day with big smile and happy to make my dream cafe in real The news is my neighbour just spoke to me and he said " amin i have saved some FD AND it is around RUPEES 500000 to RS 700000 lakhs " in euros it will be around 8000 to 10000 euros , he said he can Give it to me has loan , i think it was so nice of him to offer me , i was speechless , i am so proud that we Have such beautiful people around us , maybe they are not rich in their pocket but they are rich in their Heart , they are atleast ready to share from the little that they have......
Big thanks to my neighbour NASCIMENTO JOHN THOPPIL
I AM BECAUSE OF YOU wink emoticon

Good night everyone 
Amin Sheikh

Monday, 7 September 2015


Today was my first day begging in South Mumbai. It has been a strange, crazy and hard day. After being begging for 7 to 8 hours to almost 1000 people on the street this is what I got, 307 ₹,  and you can see who gave the money was people who have few money, people who is selling or working on the street or as a taxi driver. 
What is  sad for me is the fact that educate people don't even have time to listen to what I was trying to explain , when I tried to talk they said  sorry or looked at me in a  strange way.  I don't understand why they are behaving like this,  but I will do it  with the time.  After all the day in the street I came home , I went to meet the builder with one angel called Bharti, who is trying to make the price down from builders. I hope they will low down the price of the place for the cafe dream after this meeting.  
I went to meet another angel whose name is Fatima Dsouza. She has been helping me for the last 2 years, I spoke to her the day I found the place, I said "ma'm please help me,  get me some loan or donation" and she told me "Amin my pray and help is with you everyday". Today she  called me and gave me from her friend 5000 ₹ cheque and 5000 ₹ cash from herself, and not only this,  she did a special pray for my dream cafe. I am so lucky I have few ANGELS who are really helping me a lot, I hope all this good energy will bring this good place for the café.  
What I want is to make the life of  my street children, who believe in this project or who ever want to work,  better and at the same time to make another lives better too. Thanks to all this people who are angels for this project 


Thursday, 3 September 2015

Gurjeet Heer HELPING US


Hello everyone,

Good morning with big smile.
Here you are one more angel from Delhi.  Her name is Gurjeet Heer, and she contacted  me one month ago. 
After reading some articles she called me, asked for the book, and then after reading the book she called me again and told me: "Amin, I want to do my best, whatever I can. After that, she ordered me some more books for her friends in Bombay because then, they can read and help me more. She thinks that maybe another door can be opened to help, so imagine, even she is living in Delhi she is buying the book for people in Bombay, totally, 7000 indian rupees to help this dream cafe.
I wish everyone could come like this, in this way this dream project would not be as difficult or big as it seems.  
Everyone is helping to NGO projects, but for them is very difficuft to trust in a project without an NGO taking responsability. I am wondering why to turst someone without NGO is so hard, after all, work well done is the matter.
Well, I am happy because someone from india came up to help us, so I really want to show my gratitude to Gurjeet Heer, she has been so kind and helpful for my cafe dream
Thank you Gurjeet Heer I AM BECAUSE OF YOU 

Amin sheikh 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015


Hello everyone.
Good night with big smile.
Today I am talking about one Angel who was trying to help me for the last two years by his email and by his phone call and pray for my dream cafe always very positive on the phone and email. He is the only jesuit father who has send me beautiful letter after reading my book and it was a very nice gift, I will never forget. I still keep his letter with me, maybe I will use it for my next book. 
He has given 67 years life for India jesuit mission and for indian people. He his from Valencia, Spain. His name is  Fr. PHILIP TERRASA. Yesterday I met him again in St. Xavier High School, when he knew about the dream cafe place he had big smile and told me: you will do it Amin, angels are with you with blessing. He bought 10 books just to support me and he told me: I will pass this 10 books around me lets see how people can help you. 
Yesterday was a very good day.
I want to say thanks to all my angels who are working in this dream cafe, who has nothing to do with my world, my dream cafe, but they are standing by us.
Thank you FATHER PHILIP TERRASA and my ANGELS from all around the world who have been helping this dream cafe.

Amin Sheikh 

Wednesday, 26 August 2015


Hola a todos,
Buenas tardes con una gran sonrisa.

Os voy a compartir buenas y no tan buenas noticias. Como todos sabéis, des de hace ya tres años que estoy buscando un sitio para poder abrir una cafetería y hacer de este sueño una realidad. Aun así,  esta tarea está siendo difícil dado que los precios de vivienda son muy altos en Bombay… y sumando a esto, aún no ha venido nadie que me pueda solventar la necesidad financiera. La mayoría de la gente lee los artículos y solo muestra su agrado, pero no pasan de este punto.

Creerme si os digo que es muy difícil y nada fácil para mi saber que hay tanta gente que sabe sobre el proyecto, y sin tener en cuenta su clase o su fortuna, nadie ha venido a decirme: “Amin, empezamos a trabajar juntos y encontrar la manera de hacer este sueño realidad”. Hay unos cuantos ÁNGELES que han dado todo lo que han podido. Ellos saben y sienten el proyecto, y comparten su empatía y amor hacia él. Ellos andan conmigo aun estando tan lejos, pero a la misma vez tan cerca de mi corazón. Mano a mano ellos aseguran que nunca abandone mi objetivo, este sueño de la cafetería. Este proyecto de amor para el beneficio de esos niños que no tienen la oportunidad de desarrollarse trabajando en “su” sueño de cafetería. Me creáis o no, estos amigos que están conmigo en el proyecto, lo están des del primer dia! Estos son los ángeles que creen en la mejora.
He encontrado un lugar en Mumbai, Andheri EAST M.I.D.C. El precio es alrededor de unas 20,000,000 Rupias, lo que sería unos 300,000 Euros. Doy ejemplo en Euros porque la mayoría de los ÁNGELES que han estado ayudándome son de EUROPA.

Después de dos horas hablando con los constructores y propietarios, finalmente han acordado este precio. Los constructores no les importa demasiado la finalidad y la intención detrás del proyecto. Un hombre de negocios solo está interesado en dinero y no tienen la empatía necesaria para darme tiempo y comprensión para poder empezar este bonito proyecto.

Este lugar me gusta por muchas razones, es un sitio tranquilo, verde, y tiene el espacio necesario para que la gente pueda leer libros en calma, encontrarse y hacer actividades sociales como eventos, charlas, convenciones, tomar un café o un té con algún tentempié tranquila y calmadamente, evitando el estrés y las prisas del día a día.

Me gustaría ofrecer el espacio donde la gente pueda venir y reencontrarse con ellos mismos, y disfrutar y apreciar productos hechos con amor y cura. Actualmente estamos comiendo mucha comida basura, sin tener el conocimiento de ellos. Comida de “plástico” y superficial

Esta es la verdad del día de hoy, y además, la mayoría de los lugares en Mumbai son muy sucios. Para mi, las cosas esenciales de un cadé son la higiene, la luz natural del sol y el aire fresco. No hace falta mencionar unos aseos cómodos para hombres y mujeres. Sin éstas características, una cafetería no puede existir. Después de todo, las personas necesitamos una buena salud y consciencia. Por lo tanto, todas estas circunstancias tienen que venir juntas. Una higiene adecuada, un ambiente de paz y tranquilidad, y por supuesto, productos de calidad hechos con consciencia y amor, y servidos con amabilidad

No sé como puedo conseguir este sitio, pero solo tengo 30 días para cerrar la venta, y luego 30 días más para hacer el primer pago antes que se lo quede otro interesado.

Por lo tanto, todo aquél que esté leyendo este artículo en mi Blog, Facebook o twitter, por favor, os lo pido por favor… sin vosotros este sueño no puede nacer. Necesitamos ayuda!!! Cada gota que podáis aportar puede hacer este sueño realidad. Es en beneficio de nuestros niños de la calle.

Por favor, os estoy mendigando, ayudarnos a hacer este sueño de la cafetería UNA REALIDAD! Cada gota vuestra nos puede ayudar de forma muy positiva.

¿Cómo nos puedes ayudar? Puedes hacer una donación o darnos un préstamo sin ningún interés de entre 5 y 7 años. Os agradezco, des de todo mi ser, vuestra comprensión y amable ayuda. Todos juntos podemos hacerlo. Sé una parte de un futuro mejor de otro. Esto es para todos aquellos que no tienen una oportunidad. Con toda mi humildad,

Aquí teneis mi email y mi contacto
Por favor, ayuda si crees en el proyecto
Amin sheikh 

Tuesday, 25 August 2015


Hello Everyone,
Good evening with big a smile.

I have to share good news and not so good news. As everyone know,  I have been looking for cafe place for the last 3 years to open this " dream come true". But it is difficult because of the high prices for housing in Bombay...and besides that no one has reached out to help with any financial need. Most people read the articles and just mention that they like what they read, but nothing more then that. 

Believe me if I tell you that its so difficult and not easy for me knowing that so many people know about the project, and wether they are in a fortunate and strong possision or not, not anyone came up to say; "Amin, let’s work together and find the way to make this cafe dream for real". There are a few ANGELS that gave all what was in their reach.They know and feel what the project is all about and share their empathy and love for it. They walk with me even though they live miles away, but at the same time close to the heart. Hand in hand they are making sure that I will never give up this objective, this dream cafe.This project of love for the benefit of these children who can have the opportunity to develop working in "their" dream cafe. Believe it or not, those friends who are with me on this project are with me from day one! These are the ANGELS that believe in the better.
I have found a place in Mumbai ,Andheri EAST  M.I.D.C. The price is around 20,000,000 Rupees, so in Euros would be around 300 thousand. I am giving the example in Euros because most of the ANGELS who have been helping me, are from EUROPE. 

After a 2 hours talk with the constructors/landlords they finally settled this price. The constructors do not really care for my motivation and intention behind the project. As businessman they only care about the money and they do not have the empathy to give me time and understanding to start this beautiful project. 

I like this place for many reasons, it is a calm place, green, and it can have a space where people can read  books in a calmness,   meet with social activities and events, like talks, conventions, have a coffee, tea  and a healthy snack quietly and peacefully and avoid the rush or running around all the time. 

I would like to offer to people a moment where they can come in touch with themselves and enjoy and appreciate the products they are consuming which are made with love and care. These days we eat without any knowledge about the products we consume. Its all so "plastic" and superficial.This is the way it is nowadays and also most of the places in Mumbai are very dirty. To me, the most important things a café should have hygene, and a good share of the sun light and  fresh air. Not to mention clean and comfortable mens and ladies washrooms. Without these characteristics, a café cannot come in existence. After all, what people need is  good health and mindfulness. Thus, all these circumstances should come together. Proper hygene,  peace and tranquil environment, and of course the quality of the products made with awareness and love to be served with kindness.

I don’t know how to obtain this place but I have only 30 days to fix the closure, and then 30 days more to make the first downpayment before the place gets locked out by someone else interested!!

Therefore, every one of you who is reading this article on my blog, Facebook or twitter, please please please...people, without you this cafe dream cannot be born. We need help !!!!!!! every little drop of help can make this dream come true. For the benefit of our street children.

Please, I am begging  all of you, help us to make this café dream A REALITY!  Every drop of your help can help us in a good way. 

How you can help?  You can make a donation or give us loan without interest for 5 years to 7 years . I thank you with whole my being for your understanding and kind help. Together we can do this. Be a part of ones better future. For those who otherwise have no chance. With humbleness,

Here you have my email add contact 
Please help if you believe in this project 
Thank you 
Amin sheikh