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  • Jalabandhu

    Debasis Mondal’s bright orange vest signifies the important role he plays in communities in his region of India. He’s a Jalabandhu – a “Water-Friend.” The Jalabandhu are hand-pump mechanics, and they are responsible for making sure…

  • The elephants knew

    Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of three books, including the bestseller, The Elephant Whisperer, bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including…

  • Mary Todd Lincoln

    Mary Todd Lincoln was no stranger to tragedy, even before her husband’s assassination. The Lincolns lost one son, Eddie, at age three. Then, in their White House years, they lost eleven-year-old Willie…

  • Great teachers, great students

    These are people who rose from humble beginnings and personal struggles to achieve world-renowned success, and all thanks to having great teachers. If you think that even your smallest actions as a mentor…

  • True to one’s nature

    There was this man who saw a scorpion floundering around in the water. He decided to save it by stretching out his finger, but the scorpion stung him. The man still tried…

  • The kind rider

    Once upon a time in USA, a rider came across a few soldiers who were trying to move a heavy log of wood without success. The corporal was standing by, just watching…

  • A special teacher

    Years ago, a John Hopkins professor gave a group of graduate students this assignment: Go to the slums. Take 200 boys between the ages of 12 and 16 and investigate their background…

  • Lives that made a difference

    Queen Victoria of England asked Helen Keller once, “How do you account for your remarkable accomplishment in life? How do you explain the fact that even though you were both blind and…

  • God’s own

    A little boy about 10 years old was standing in front of a shoe store window, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold. A lady approached the boy and said,…