About Wellsprings

This site is a cluster of wellsprings. Wellsprings of heartwarming anecdotes, stirring stories, age-old fables, epic tales, mythical musings, good deeds, life's lessons, inspiring insights, and much more. None of these are my own but they have something for all of us. That's why I have taken the liberty of putting them together, acknowledging the source or the author wherever I could.

  • Victoria Cross

    I had gone to UK in 1995 as Deputy Leader of the Indian delegation to take part in the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the victory in Europe during the Second World War. …

  • First sign of civilization

    Years ago, anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student what she considered the first sign of civilization in a culture. The student expected Mead to talk about fish hooks or clay…

  • The name of an angel

    Once upon a time there was a baby ready to be born. The child asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to…

  • A tragedy or a blessing?

    Years ago in Scotland, the Clark family had a dream. Clark and his wife worked and saved, making plans for their nine children and themselves to travel to the United States. It…

  • To build a bridge

    The Brooklyn Bridge that spans the river tying Manhattan Island to Brooklyn ( in New York, USA) is truly a miracle bridge. In 1863, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired…

  • “I Can Make It Happen”

    History abounds with tales of experts who were convinced that the ideas, plans, and projects of others could never be achieved. However, accomplishment came to those who said, “I can make it…

  • Mandela’s humility

    Pippa Green recalls the man who shunned pomp (Dec. 12, 2013) Shortly after he turned 80, Nelson Mandela received an honorary doctorate from Harvard at a special convocation. “I know that through…