Archive for ‘india’

November 14, 2017

Jumpers for Jumbos

by duncanr

some women in India are doing what they can to help rescued elephants at a conservation and care centre cope with cold winter temperatures – http://tinyurl.com/y7ymlg4w

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October 30, 2017

Learning to Write with Both Hands

by duncanr

one of my earliest memories of school days is my female primary teacher patrolling between the desks of the classroom with a long wooden ruler
which she used to whack me across the knuckles if she caught me writing with my left hand

despite her best efforts, however, forcing me to use my right hand did not turn me from a left-handed to a right-handed person – all it did was make me ambidextrous

how different to her, the attitude of the teacher at this school in India where all 300 pupils are taught to write with both hands – http://tinyurl.com/y7lg6k9x

October 30, 2017

Breaks my heart . . .

by duncanr

to watch videos like these . . .


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fortunately, there are some good folk around – http://animalaidunlimited.org/how-to-help/donate/

October 21, 2017

India’s Ambulance Dada

by duncanr

when his mother died when he was unable to get her to hospital for treatment because neither he or anyone else in his village had transport to make the journey to the nearest hospital. Karimul Haque decided to do something to prevent others suffering the same fate as his mother – http://tinyurl.com/y6uj8q7f

September 28, 2017

Kashmir: the Warmest Place on earth

by duncanr

in the West, media reports from Kashmir tend to focus on civil unrest, violence, terrorism but the tourism dept of Jammu and Kashmir would like folk to know there is more to the region than that

they have released a video featuring a young couple exploring the stunning scenery, visiting religious sites, and experiencing the friendliness and hospitality of Kashmiris, in the company of their local guide

[watch the whole video for the twist at the end]

and the twist is that when . . .

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September 26, 2017

Homeless Kid in Indian Railway Station

by duncanr

sometimes a picture evokes so many thoughts and emotions it is difficult to express these in words . . .

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September 12, 2017

No Ticket to Ride

by duncanr

a hitch-hiking pigeon and a drunk passenger land an indian bus conductor in deep poo – http://tinyurl.com/yb83cdt3

September 8, 2017

Balaknama : Slumdog Press

by duncanr

August 25, 2017

Animal Ark, Maharashtra

by duncanr

The Animal Ark is a special wild animal sanctuary, in Maharashtra, India, that takes in orphaned animals whose parents get hunted by villagers for food.

set up in early 70s by Dr. Prakash Amte and his wife, the Animal Ark sanctuary has saved hundreds of orphaned animals

full story here

August 18, 2017

Where there’s a Will, there’s a Way

by duncanr

Photo: Sreekesh Raveendran Nair/The News Minute

63-year-old Melethuveettil Sasi started work climbing coconut trees when he was 15 yr old but was left semi-paralysed down the right side of his body and unable to work following an accident 18 yrs ago

determined to feed his family, however, he applied for help to build a road through the hill by his house to enable him to reach the nearby town and earn some money there

when no help was forthcoming, he decided to do the job himself

disabled, and using just rudimentary tools, it took him . . .

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