Sold his SUV to buy oxygen for people: India’s good Samaritans

On Sunday, Maria Mehra, a 56-year-old COVID-19 patient, was gasping for breath at her home in Mumbai. Her oxygen level had dropped to 76 and she needed immediate hospitalisation. But there were no beds available, given the record number of infections across the metropolis over the past several weeks. Her desperate family tried frantically to […]

Covid Heroes of the Day from Chennai: Mom and daughter cook free meals for patients

Deshna Krupa and her mom Ahalya from Chennai have been cooking free meals for Covid-19 patients who are quarantined at home. They also customise the meals according to the patient’s wish. The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us to be dependent on each other. From running errands to cooking meals for neighbour […]

An Auto Driver Driving all the way to Help & Support

Auto drives driving patients to give them life

We know that the COVID-19 situation is alarming, not only because of he rising number of patients but because the health infrastructure has collapsed. It is scary to imagine that the coronavirus situation in India continues to remain grim. With such increasing number of deaths and system failure, the citizens are directionless and therefore require […]

Village Girls Battled Society Rules to Ensure Access to Public Ground

Seema and her little sisters usually spent their evenings looking over the playground that was behind their house. They used to sit there together, braid each other’s hair and cheer silently for their two brothers who used to play football, and sometimes cricket. At times, their mother would scold them for sitting outside watching the […]

Gas Stove to a Goat: Teacher Couple Spend 10% of Salary to Help Needy For 6 Years

A school teacher couple, of Pathardi in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, have emerged as promising social entrepreneurs helping destitute women, widows, orphans, distressed farmers, needy school children, among others. For the last six years, Popatrao Funde (40) of Waikarwasti Zila Parishad (ZP) Primary School and wife, Anuradha (39) of Ranjani ZP Primary School have been putting […]

Husband-Wife Duo Use Domes, Recycled Materials To Build 300 Homes; Save 30% Costs

Dhamani structure, housing 22 family members in Maharashtra’s Sangli district, grabbed regional media’s attention in 2009. There was a sea of visitors outside the newly constructed yellow home, made from local bricks and recycled materials. Everyone wanted to know how the 2,200 sq ft house, accommodating mango and coconut trees, was constructed with a budget […]

Low-Cost, Innovative Check Dams Help 8,000 Jharkhand Farmers Save Water & Earn More

Around 25 years ago, villagers in the Khunti district in Jharkhand saw a massive amount of tree cutting carried out for development purposes. Locals say the activity was so rampant that about 100 trucks of wood were being carried every day. Moreover, the absence of afforestation drives to compensate for the massive environmental damage led […]

Dehradun Ecologist’s Home Hasn’t Got an Electricity or Water Bill in 3 Years

Soumya Prasad, an ecologist, has not paid an electricity or water bill for the last three years. She doesn’t even remember the last time she went to a market to buy vegetables. No, she is not living in any cave away from mankind. With practices like waste management, driving an electric car, growing organic food […]

Man Quits IT Job To Start Aquaponics Venture, Helps Farmers Boost Their Incomes

The corporate grind might help bring in cash, but for some, remaining close to nature is paramount. Rohit Gupta (28) found himself among the latter when he quit his software engineering job to take up farming. “I never regretted my decision to quit my IT job,” he says, adding, “I’m proud to be part of […]