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  • Burdens give us wings

    An old legend relates that, long ago, God had a great many burdens which he wished to have carried from one place to another on Earth. So he asked the animals to…

  • 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…