Positive Stories

June 12, 2021

The animals here are like our children: Zookeeper Rajesh Kumar

In the Foresters partner channel of the Slow App, listen to the story of zookeeper Rajesh Kumar, who works at the National Zoological Park, Delhi, and his bond with the animals under his care

Subha J Rao
June 12, 2021

Ajgar lauki, tanpura lauki and sui-dhaaga: How a 64-year-old farmer is preserving desi seeds for posterity

Ram Lotan Kushwaha, a seed conservator from Satna, Madhya Pradesh goes to great lengths to preserve and conserve traditional medicinal herbs and seeds of indigenous vegetables in his farm. The vegetables and seeds also find place in a desi museum he has set up.

Sachin Tulsa Tripathi
June 11, 2021

When life gives you mangoes… savour them

Kesar, alphonso, langda, dussehri, desi, rajapuri, totapuri… how does an urban family get used to living a charmed life in a village besides a mango orchard in Gujarat?

Ravleen Kaur
June 11, 2021

Now you can bite into crunchy apples from Mizoram and Manipur

In a first, farmers in the northeastern states of Mizoram and Manipur harvest their apple crop which they have grown with the active support of scientists from the CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology.

Divendra Singh
June 10, 2021

Maharashtra can save Rs 750 billion in next 10 years. Here’s how

A recent study suggests that by retiring old coal-based power plants and utilising renewable sources of energy like solar and wind, Maharashtra can save upto Rs 75,000 crores in the next decade. Details here.

Gaon Connection
June 10, 2021

Rural women put Panna’s amla on the murabba map of India

Women self-help groups in a small village in Panna, Madhya Pradesh push the amla into the limelight after giving it a sweet makeover. The state government has included Panna’s amla in its One District One Product scheme to make women self-reliant.

Arun Singh
June 9, 2021

An obscure tribal village in central India where every child is a skateboarder and their parents are organic farmers

When the adivasi children of Janwaar in Panna district, MP took to skateboarding in 2016, little did they realise they were making way for other significant changes in their village which is now also known for organic farming.

Arun Singh
June 8, 2021

Towards COVID-free villages in Dantewada: Corona Jagrukta Dal, messages in Gondi and bus transport for vaccination

69 per cent of villages in Dantewada district have been declared COVID-free. The rest will be free of the coronavirus by June 15, declares the district administration. But, health experts term these announcements “gimmicks” and say several challenges remain.

Shivani Gupta
June 8, 2021

Five fisherwomen in Tamil Nadu set up Dolphin, a restaurant, and free their husbands of debt

In Poompuhar village, where women aren’t even allowed to sit with men in public, five of them break gender stereotypes and start their own restaurant, where their vatha kuzhambu and rava kesari wow their customers.

Eva Badola
May 29, 2021

Women ‘Poshan Champions’ tackle malnutrition while puncturing patriarchy

The female foot soldiers of a nutrition project in Dungarpur, Rajasthan, are finding autonomy, mobility and financial security while helping mothers raise healthy children

Syed Saad Ahmed