India Positive

  • Wheelchair Flying Club: Giving wings to the differently-abled 03-02-2014 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: The Wheelchair Flying Club in Delhi shares the passion of travel. Members of this unique club are wheelchair borne but not wheelchair bound. They enjoy travelling around the city. "Earlier I would hesitate from taking my daughter outdoors. But now I feel I have the courage," said a...
  • Gurgaon: Students at public school rejoice as Maruti Suzuki revamps institute 15-01-2014 04:16 PM

    New Delhi: In India Positive this week, we have a look at a government school in Gurgaon with difference. Like most government schools, the Sarhaul School lacked funds and infrastructure, until last year. Just an year ago, this government secondary school in Sarhaul, Gurgaon bore a completely different look. There...
  • Swapna, the first transgender to take a civil services examination 02-12-2013 08:46 AM

    Chennai: Breaking the stereotype, 23-year-old Swapna has became the first transgender to appear for a civil services examination in Tamil Nadu. On December 1, Swapna, a BCA graduate from Madurai became the first transgender to take the Tamil Nadu Public Service exam. The landmark decision to allow Swapna to appear...
  • Delhi: Team of doctors helps those in need through mobile clinic 04-11-2013 10:06 AM

    New Delhi: A team of doctors in Delhi headed by Reeta Devi have been making sure that those in need get medical care, with their mobile clinic. On a busy day, Reeta Devi and her team of doctors went to Sarai Khaleel in Old Delhi to offer free medical care...
  • UP: HDFC introduces banking to rural women in Bulandshahar 30-10-2013 09:07 PM

    A private bank in Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh has taken an initiative to introduce banking to rural women in order to make them self reliant. Women, who have never stepped into a bank earlier are taught how to bank. Nasreen, mother of two, may not know be aware of old...
  • NGO takes widows from Vrindavan to Kolkata for Durga Puja 10-10-2013 10:18 AM

    Kolkata: A group of 50 women from Vrindavan, mostly widows, are in Kolkata to celebrate Durga Puja. Along with celebrations, they are also making a bold social statement. 91-year-old Maanu Ghosh returned to Kolkata, her birthplace, after two decades. Married at 11 and widowed at 40, Maanuma was abandoned by...
  • 3 Australians on 3,500 km tour for Bangalore's underprivileged kids 01-10-2013 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: Three friends from Australia are hoping to bring education to Bangalore's underprivileged children. For that they have embarked on a ride of a lifetime. Matt, Janis and Greg from Australia have embarked on an adventure of a lifetime going 3,500 km across India in an autorickshaw. The two-week...
  • 17-year-old set to be the youngest pilot to fly a commercial aircraft 30-09-2013 09:05 AM

    Srinagar: Seventeen-year-old Ayesha Aziz has become an inspiration for many teenagers as she is set to become the youngest pilot to fly a commercial aircraft. For Ayesha, who comes from Baramullah in Kashmir, she says sky is the limit. The 17-year-old has already clocked 30 hours of flying and needs...
  • Nita Ambani's Uttarakhand visit brings hope for school children 28-09-2013 07:13 PM

    Uttarakhand: Nita Ambani, the founder and chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School visited Rudraprayag Saturday to monitor the work that was being done by the Reliance group, three months after the state of Uttarakhand was wrecked by a massive flood. Nita, who is believed to have a soft corner for...
  • Woman in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar adopts abandoned baby girl 24-09-2013 09:30 AM

    Muzaffarnagar: Two weeks after the Muzaffarnagar riots, an abandoned baby and her adoptive mother have become an example of hope. In a dilapidated hut in rural Muzzafarnagar, little Ariba sleeps happily in her mother's lap, smiling from time to time, unmindful of the circumstances of her birth. Rabia found her...
  • NGO to air inspiring stories of the visually impaired on TV 23-09-2013 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: An inspiration to many, the visually impaired have set extraordinary examples of courage and optimism. Now an NGO is taking it a step further by airing a 13-episode TV series with Naseeruddin Shah to change societal mindsets towards the visually impaired. At 30 years, Madhu, a communication facilitator...
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  • India Positive: Stories of courage, creativity and compassion 31-08-2013 04:03 PM

    A music scholar from Bangalore is attempting to create a national sound archive of the country. The voice of Gauhar Jaan, the prima donna of India's classical music and the first musician to record commercially for the Gramophone company back in 1902 in Calcutta, was nearly lost, until Vikram Sampath...
  • Two brothers aim to give Zuckerberg a run for his money with Jumpbook 30-08-2013 10:02 AM

    Patna: Two brothers from Patna, Nilay Singh and Ankur Singh, can give Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg a run for his money. Working out of a one-room apartment in Patna, the two unassuming brothers are taking on Mark Zuckerberg and have launched a new social networking website Jumpbook, claiming it offers...
  • Music scholar attempts to create national sound archive 28-08-2013 11:21 AM

    Kolkata: A music scholar from Bangalore is attempting to create a national sound archive of the country. The voice of Gauhar Jaan, the prima donna of India's classical music and the first musician to record commercially for the Gramophone company back in 1902 in Calcutta, was nearly lost, until Vikram...
  • Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia: A story of grit, determination 27-08-2013 09:55 AM

    Jaipur: Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia fought against all odds and overcame his physical challenges to win the gold in javelin at the Athletics World Championships. Jhajharia was 8-year-old when he lost his one arm after being accidentally electrocuted. Later, he was mocked by other kids in the village, who called...
  • NGO uses building basements to educate underprivileged children 26-08-2013 10:26 AM

    Gurgaon: Making schools with a difference, an NGO uses basements of high rise societies to provide education to the children of construction workers and rickshaw pullers. The children are groomed for mainstream schools and many even get corporate sponsorships. Being able to read, reciting nursery rhymes are simple things that...
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices 24-08-2013 02:45 PM

    An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. ...
  • Gurgaon doctor raises awareness on first aid for road accident victims 14-08-2013 05:24 PM

    Gurgaon: As major cities in India continue to suffer from lax traffic safety regulations and road fatalities, India has the world's largest number of road deaths, according to WHO's latest Global road safety report. A Gurgaon based doctor has stepped up to raise awareness about first aid to accident victims....
  • Delhi: Toybank gives underprivileged children space, toys to play 13-08-2013 11:38 AM

    New Delhi: A bank aims to give kids back their childhood with toys. A toy is a child's best friend, but for many, owning one is still a dream. But that dream is now becoming a reality for many underprivileged kids who are treasuring some precious moments of their childhood....
  • India Positive: Stories of good work and pride 10-08-2013 06:56 PM

    At a time when more than 3,000 patients die every year for want of organ donors, a family in Delhi has saved 35 lives by pledging its son's organs. The Junejas who lost their only son Anmol in an accident, have saved 35 lives so far by harvesting their son's...
  • Eid gift for Tripura couple: Successful surgery on son who had 2 heads 09-08-2013 09:51 AM

    Kolkata: A young couple from Tripura got an extraordinary gift this Eid. Their eight-month-old son Tofajjal got a new lease of life after doctors successfully removed his medical deformity. The child was born with a rare deformity. There was a second head growing on top of his head, the head,...
  • Bangalore: Computer classes for senior citizens at an MBA institute 07-08-2013 09:56 AM

    Bangalore: An MBA college in Bangalore has changed the lives of many senior citizens. The RV management institute is helping grandparents connect with their loved ones. 65-year-old Guruprasad, a pensioner in south Bangalore, takes great pride in his new-found ability to send pictures to his granddaughter in the United States....
  • India Positive: Stories of dedication and hard work 04-08-2013 10:56 AM

    In the age of homework, friends and games, two students of class VII have different priority. Shourya Chambial and Gaurav Pati, aged 12, discovered asteroid and made a mark internationally. ...
  • India Positive: Born in a red light area, a girl bags scholarship at a US college 03-08-2013 10:00 PM

    From a red light area to bagging a scolarship at a prestigious college in the US - Shweta Katti's tale is that of extraodrianry courage, grit and a bundle of positivity. Ridiculed and teased for her roots, Katti never faltered. That explains why she made it to the 'Newsweek'. ...
  • MP: Meet Sharad Kumre, the man who has donated blood 50 times 29-07-2013 10:08 AM

    Hoshangabad: A 42-year-old man in Madhya Pradesh has donated blood 50 times and has organised almost 90 blood donation camps. Sharad Kumre is also an environmentalist who carries out plantation drives in the remote villages of Madhya Pradesh. "I have motivated many people to donate blood. Those who feared earlier,...
  • India Positive: Stories of courage and good work 27-07-2013 07:53 PM

    While there are acid attack survivors who are struggling to come to terms with the life after the ghastly incident, there are others who have braced up themselves to get together and fight for their rights and stop the rising incidents of acid attacks. Chhaon is one such initiative which...
  • A ray of hope for the acid attack survivors 24-07-2013 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: While there are acid attack survivors who are struggling to come to terms with the life after the ghastly incident, there are others who have braced up themselves to get together and fight for their rights and stop the rising incidents of acid attacks. Chhaon is one such...
  • Assam: Meet the woman who runs an-all women bank in Jorhat 23-07-2013 12:15 PM

    Jorhat: A 64-year-old woman, Lakhimi Baruah, from Assam believes women can only be empowered if they become financially independent. That is exactly what she has been ensuring for the past 14 years. For the past 14 years, in Jorhat, 64-year-old Lakhimi Baruah has been bringing smiles into the lives of...
  • German hockey player sets up base in Rajasthan to coach children 22-07-2013 12:50 PM

    Dausa (Rajasthan): A professional hockey player from Germany has taken it upon herself to teach the sport to children in Rajasthan's Dausa district. Andrea Thurmshirn is the hockey coach for children at Garh Himmat Singh, Dausa. For Andrea the village was same as it was in a picture book but...