Positive Stories

February 29, 2020

In this computer era, the traditional skill of Calligraphy is fast slipping to oblivion

Mohammad Ghalib, one of the few remaining calligraphic artists, sits in a corner in an old bookstore in the Urdu Bazaar, Delhi-6. He says he is destined to see his art meet a sad end

Preeti Raghav
February 28, 2020

This ‘Birdman of Chennai’ spends his earnings on parrots, cooks 60 kgs of rice for them

A camera mechanic by profession, Joseph Sekar, who lives in a rented apartment in Chennai, has been feeding birds for the past 28 years. During monsoon, around 6,000 parrots flock to his terrace

Divendra Singh
February 22, 2020

This startup aims to bring traditional cuisine back while making women self-sufficient

Nativ Chefs, an online platform, offers home-cooked meals to those who like traditional food. Besides, it provides employment to home chefs, mostly women, with good culinary skills

Shivani Gupta
February 15, 2020

This ‘seed woman’ never went to school, but has valuable lessons for us and the farmers

Rahibai Popere, who lives in a small Adivasi village in Maharashtra, is all set to win the Padma Shri. She has been preserving indigenous seeds that need only water and air to grow

Swati Subhedar
February 11, 2020

From being used in military operations in the 169th BC in China, to being a stress-busters for the Mughals in India, the humble kite has come a long way … literally

Did you know that cooked and mashed rice is mixed with powdered glass to make the thread of the kite — popularly knows as manjha? Did you know that the earliest evidence of Indian kite flying can be seen in Mughal miniature paintings from the 16th century?

Harsh Pathak
February 7, 2020

The heritage village of Odisha where every single resident is a pattachitra artist

For generations, the inhabitants of Raghurajpur village are narrating mythological stories through their world-famous paintings — pattachitra — and palm leaf engravings. Gaon Connection travelled to this heritage village in Puri district of Odisha and caught up with the artisans

Nidhi Jamwal
January 27, 2020

Varanasi: People dial him instead of an ambulance when they come across an injured person

Aman Kabir, 24, has been single mindedly devoted to the service of road accident victims and mentally and physically differently abled people. He has even converted his motorbike into an ambulance

Chandrakant Mishra
January 18, 2020

Nearly killed for killing a man, Renu, a tigress, gets a new life – and a lover – at Lucknow zoo

After Renu killed a man last year, she was mauled by furious villagers. She nearly died. But now she is safe at a zoo in Lucknow and spends quality time with Kishan – her boyfriend

Diti Bajpai
December 30, 2019

Meet constable Ashish Mishra who turned a messiah for patients needing blood

Social media and good intentions can come together and help save many lives. This constable in Uttar Pradesh found out that often the simplest of steps lead to big results

Swati Subhedar
December 30, 2019

The boatsman who has rescued over 50 people plunging into the Gomti river

The story of an unsung hero, who has gifted new lease of life to over 50 people, such are living heroes, who inspire …

Ranvijay Singh