Positive Stories

March 8, 2020

Meet a single mother who took to constructing homes to feed her children

What all do mothers do to raise their children? To commemorate Women’s Day, we profiled some very special mothers. To look after their children, these mothers are taking to professions pursued only by men. Meet a mother who has been working as a mistry (mason)

Arvind Singh Parmar
March 7, 2020

“Yes, I am a sex worker and I have told this only to my daughter so that …”

What all do mothers do to raise their children? To commemorate Women’s Day, we profiled some very special mothers. To look after their children, these mothers are taking to professions pursued only by men. Meet a mother who has been working as a sex worker

Neetu Singh
March 6, 2020

All set for Holi: In Vrindavan, these women are busy making herbal gulal made of flowers

Last year, widowed women living in this shelter home in Vrindavan prepared about one quintal herbal gulal from flowers which was worth Rs 1 lakh. This year, they are preparing 4-5 quintal gulal

Seema Sharma
March 6, 2020

From Egypt to Libya and from Central Asia to India, the humble Samosa has come a long way

The first mention of samosas was found in Abolfazl Beyhaqi’s work Tarikh-e Beyhaghi in 10th century, where it is referred to as sambosa. There is proof that the Delhi Sultanate too had relished samosa

Harsh Pathak
March 6, 2020

“I could not bear to see my children crying hence I started mending punctures”

What all do the mothers do to raise their children? To commemorate Women’s Day, we have profiled some of the mothers who are working beyond the conventions of society and the threshold of domesticity to provide for their families. Meet Tarannum who mends punctures to make a living

Neetu Singh
March 5, 2020

Glimpses of the famous ‘Braj ki Holi’

In the Braj region — which includes cities on both sides of the Yamuna river with its center at Mathura-Vrindavan — Holi is celebrated for over 40 days. The Lathmaar Holi festivities in the towns of Barsana and Nandgaon, located near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, are the center of attraction

Abhishek Verma
March 5, 2020

Read how “an idiot jumbo” ruined a forest guard’s Sunday. And that day changed his perception

A forest guard shares with us his chance encounter with an elephant that had strayed out of the jungle. It was a harrowing experience for him as this was his first job. But he learnt something important

Shailendra Kumar
March 5, 2020

The many moods of Holi at Vrindavan

Our reader Diptendu Roy, who was in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, shared a few images of the Holi festivities captured in his camera. It’s said playing Holi at Vrindavan or just being a part of the festivities is a once in a lifetime experience. You may not want to miss watching these images. We wish our readers a very Happy Holi!

Diptendu Roy
March 5, 2020

Meet this mother who didn’t let HIV bog her down, she is now an inspiration for many

Mona, who is HIV positive, is the shining beacon of hope for millions of HIV-positive patients in the country, who are battling this incurable disease. However, this journey was not easy for her

Neetu Singh
March 4, 2020

She is a mother who courts choppy waves every single day … just for her children

Boat fishing is the traditional occupation of the men in the community where Sheila Naik lives. Her story is special because she has broken into the male-dominated occupation

Neetu Singh