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50 Promises I Make To My Heart #WorldHeartDay

The theme for World Heart Day this year is 'My Heart, Your Heart'.  Compassionate and yet motivational, the theme bonds you and those you care about, asking the key question - "What can I do to look after MY HEART a…

Rajaram - School teacher, Bus driver, Hero of kindness #WATWB

Science, Mathemathics and Physical Education (yes, all-in-one!) teacher Rajaram of Brahmavar taluk, Udupi faced a unique problem. His students were leaving school because their only means to reach there was through a 3 kilometer…

The Man who Provides a Full Meal to the Poor for One Rupee #IndianHeroes

One rupee. What can you get for it in today's India? Perhaps even an India of ten years ago? Ask the relatives of patients at the Erode General Hospital in Tamil Nadu and they will give you an astounding answer. You see, o…

Harekala Hajabba: The street vendor who built a school by selling oranges #IndianHeroes

Chances are, you would ignore  Harekala Hajabba if you saw him outside your car window, trying to sell oranges to you. You would never recognize him. After all, he is just a street vendor selling his wares. Except he isn't &…

Poll: Have you ever had pain during a surgery? #WordlessWednesday

Can you spot me in this picture? Till recently, the longest surgery I had ever been a part of was a 11 hour marathon about a decade ago for reconstruction of the face and jaw. I broke that record a few months ago with a c…

Lessons we can Learn From Celebrities who Battle Depression #SuicidePrevention

The theme for World Suicide Prevention Day for 2018 is Working Together to Prevent Suicide. It seems simple enough, doesn't it? And yet, anyone suffering from depression would tell you how difficult it can be to both se…

The Chef who has served dignity alongside over 22.5 lakh free meals to the destitute #IndianHeroes

Narayanan Krishnan was living the dream of many a young Indian when his life was changed forever by an old man living on the street. A young internationally famous five star chef, Narayanan was due to travel to Switzerland for t…

The 80 year old mother of 800 abandoned girls #IndianHeroes

The cradle in front of her gate may bring a smile to your face initially until you understand the implications; it is where people come to place female babies they are abandoning. That cradle was placed there in the mid-80s as …

Heroes of Kindness - Indian edition

For the last few years, I have been maintaining a list of real life Heroes of Kindness and Compassion from across the world.  In less than two years, I ended up with nearly 70 articles showcasing more than 110 genuinely wonder…