Positive Stories

December 30, 2019

A 61-year-old German woman becomes “Gau Rakshak” for 1,800 needy cows in India

The 61-year-old animal rights activist, Friederike Irina Bruning — Sudevi Mataji — has dedicated all her life for 1,800 stray and helpless cows in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. Recently, Bruning threatened to reject her Padma Shri as her VISA extension was rejected

Gaon Connection
December 30, 2019

Phulmati, once a slave, is well-fed and receives a lot of attention at a protection centre in Mathura

Phulmati is a content elephant. But nearly six years back, she was a slave. Her caretaker was unkind to her. But she was then rescued and got a new lease of life at a protection centre in Mathura

Diti Bajpai
December 30, 2019

She loves to pose for pics. Meet Durga — the most adorable baby elephant at Dudhwa

When Durga, who was three-month-old, lost her way after the herd she was moving with was attacked by bees. She was then badly injured and roamed around, in pain, looking for her family

Daya Sagar
December 30, 2019

From rags to riches: His life is a perfect Hindi cinema potboiler

Born into a poor family, Vicky Roy ran away from home when he was 11 and worked as a ragpicker at the New Delhi railway station. His life took many twists and turns after that and a couple of years down the line he is now an acclaimed, globe-trotting photographer thanks to many mentors and godfathers who walked into Roy’s life at the right time and gave it a direction

Swati Subhedar
December 30, 2019

These kids were once beggars, drug addicts. Then their lives changed for good

If you want to change something, why blame the system? Do it yourself. Allahabad-based Abhishek Shukla, 28, believes in this and has managed to change the lives of children living in slums by educating them

Swati Subhedar