How Avengers Endgame Brilliantly Showcases the 5 Stages of Grief

I held this article back for as long as I could to avoid spoilers for those yet to see Avengers: Endgame but now that a week has passed and around 2 billion dollars worth of movie tickets have been sold, I think it is far safer …

The woman who donated her kidney to her ex-husband

I wanted to end 2019's A to Z Challenge about Heroes of Kindness with something unique and this story felt just right to me. It is something I can't imagine doing and I wonder if you would too. Mary Zeigler was 14 year…

Why a Syrian immigrant's Falafel restaurant deservedly won the 'Nicest Place in America' award

Yassin Terou is a Muslim immigrant refugee who escaped persecution from his own country Syria and arrived in America in 2011, knowing little English and with very few job prospects beckoning. Arriving in Knoxville, the small Mus…

Love, XYZ - Kindness from Strangers

In 2017, the year I started the Heroes of Kindness Compilation, I had a post titled 'Love, XYZ' that focused on compassion from strangers and random acts of kindness. I said it in 2017 and it bears repeating even tod…

This college student is influencing restaurants in India with just half a glass of water! #WATWB

14 million liters of water get wasted from restaurants alone every year. Shocked? Yes, but what can you do about it? The same question haunted 15 year old Garvita Gulhati from Bangalore a few years ago after she heard about it. …

Pilot fulfills childhood promise and takes all his village elders on a plane ride

Like many young children, Vikas Jyani too dreamed of being a pilot as a boy. Living in a small village called Sarangpur in Hisar district, he did not let go of that dream and after years of struggle, succeeded in becoming a pilo…

The teacher who rows a boat and treks through forests to teach tribal children

KR Ushakumari is the only teacher at the Agasthya Ega Adhyapaka Vidyalaya, Kunnathumala. Part of 'single teacher school' programme started by Kerala in 1999 for tribal areas, she teaches Maths, English, the regional lan…

Teen Organization Distributes 15000 gifts to Underprivileged Children

Anoushka Saboo, Aditya Saboo, Aryamaan Lakhotia, Ananya Lakhotia and Rashi Choudhary were just young teenagers in 2016 when they started Toy Joy. Today they are one of India's largest student run organization, traversing 8 c…