Let me be honest. The last few months have been demoralizing on social media. The amount of anger and negativity, the active need to hurt, discriminate and vilify one another has been shocking. In fighting against the hate, I find I too have become the monster I abhor. And it scares me.

Social media and news in recent times has been filled with hate and negativity. Just as you cannot fight darkness, only light lamps, Hate and Negativity cannot be fought.

You need to bring Love and Positivity forward instead.


I bring to you the We Are the World Blogfest, along with these fabulous co-hosts:

“We Are the World Blogfest” seeks to promote positive news. 

There are many cases of love and light out there,  stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world.

We will link to charities supported by the co-hosts, and you could choose to donate to some of them or add links to local charities you support, so we could all chip in to a good cause if we like.

Let us flood social media with peace and love, and “In Darkness, Be Light.”
The first post for We Are The World Blogfest is on the 31st March 2017. Hope you will join us!


1. Keep your post to below 500 words, as much as possible.

2. All we ask is you link to a human news story on your blog on the last Friday of each month, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Something like this news, about a man who only fosters terminally ill children.

3. Join us on the last Friday of each month in sharing news that warms the cockles of our heart. No story is too big or small, as long as it goes beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.

4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD Badge on your sidebar, and help us spread the word on social media. Tweets, Facebook shares, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. More Blogfest signups mean more friends, love and light for all of us.

5. We’ll read and comment on each others’ posts, get to know each other better, and hopefully, make or renew some friendships with everyone who signs on as participants in the coming months.

6. To signup, add your link in WE ARE THE WORLD Linky List below.

As a preview, this is the kind of story you can expect to find featured in my site every last Friday of the month this year: the 'actual' wonderful ending to this year's Oscars

I am referring not to the 'wrong picture announced by Warren Beatty' fiasco but instead the fact that for the first time ever, the food at the Oscars party did not go to waste after the event, thanks to Indian actress and Global Citizen Ambassador Frieda Pinto who along with the company Copia, ensured the leftover food was hygienically delivered to various communities in need in Los Angeles.

As a result of her efforts, hundreds of people in need got fed with food meant for the biggest movie stars of the world. You can read the whole story here.  


Damyanti said…
Thanks for joining in, Roshan. Really appreciate your support as a co-host.
Inderpreet Kaur said…
This is a good idea and hope we see lots of light and love around. I was so happy to learn about the sharing of food at the Oscars.
Rajlakshmi said…
I too have a wonderful story of a friend to share who works very hard for stray animal care. Will write about that �� love this initiative.
Susan Scott said…
So glad to read your post re WATWB Roshan! Yes it's true we can become the monster we abhor - powerful words ..
Love to be a part of this.
True. Hopefully we will find a lot more before the year ends.
Please do. remember the date :)
Thanks Susan... looking forward to more posts.
BWitzenhausen said…
Thanks so much for joining us Roshan! Words have more power than people realize, by putting the positive ones out there I know we can make a difference! Looking forward to reading more posts and spreading the word about #WATWB! :)
Vinodini Iyer said…
This is such a lovely initiative. I'd love to be a part of this. The toxic social media negativity has been plaguing me too, offlate. This will be such a welcome break.
Glad to be on board :)
ya, I know what you mean. I need to get out of the negativity too.
Shalini said…
That's a brilliant initiative and honestly, I was put off with all the negativity going around the social media. I would love to be part of this and thanks for sharing that story, Roshan. :)
Alana said…
This is such a wonderful idea. We are living in such a mix of chaos, fake news, and fear, here in the United States especially those of us who are targeted minorities or those in danger of losing medical coverage. We will need the good news spread by this blog hop more than you will ever know.
Fabulous initiative, Doc. And of course special mention to Damyanti too.
Shilpa Gupte said…
This is the kind of stuff we all need to read about and spread on the social media and spread some love and light! Beautiful initiative, doc! Really commendable!
Thanks Shalini... and expect a reminder as the month comes to an end :)
I kinda do. Living in India, we are finding the daily USA news shocking. No better time for an initiative than now.
More to her than me :)
Thanks Shilpa :) Do join in.
shalz75 said…
Great idea, loved the story you shared at the end.l looking beyond the hote of an event like oscar doesn't happen generally - really good to read abt this initiative
I have joined the linky too.I think it's a superb idea .Looking forward to spread positivity.The best way to fight the darkness
Prateek Mathur said…
Beautiful and necessary initiative Doc. We need the positivity :)