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TBI Bulletin – Positive News From All Around (14.05.2012)

The Better India launches a new feature from today – TBI Bulletin. Here we will be linking to various publications who have talked about positive news related to India, so that you, our readers, will get to know a whole lot more about all that is happening around us. In the tradition of The Better India, these will be stories that inspire you to action, fill you with pride, make you want to know more or just bring a smile to your being.  As ever, we appreciate your incredible support and encouragement. You could contribute by sending in any story you come across or just writing in with your feedback to

1. Imagine a solar-powered four-wheeler which requires no registration or driving licence, and whose running cost is a mere Re 1 per km! Meet Syed Sajjad Ahmed and his innovation.

Read more here.

2. The venue of a job fair in Bengaluru ‘Vidyagiri’ became a true confluence of knowledge and talent. The second edition of ‘Alva’s Pragati’— the first private initiative in organising Job Mela – had more than 15,000 youth seeking jobs in the private sector in 137 companies.

Read more here.

3. In this age of nuclear families, 84-year-old Thankamma Job, mother of 14, basks in the pride of having kept her large family together. Padua House on Beach Road in Fort Kochi is 100 years old. Its century old walls harbour untold tales and unseen times.

Read more here.

4. Two young nurses who died while saving patients from the fire at AMRI Hospitals, Dhakuria (Kolkata) last December were conferred with the first posthumous National Florence Nightingale Nurses Awards by President Pratibha Patil on Sunday. Vineetha P.K. and Remya Rajappan, who were born in Kerala but worked in Calcutta to support their poor families, saved 8 patients and died while trying to save more.

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Read more here.

5. ‘When we left, there was gunfire everywhere… today, we can smell peace!’ Having left at the tender age of 19 for arms training, Ashraf Gilkar makes his way back home to Kashmir with his family – one of 40 former “militants” who have returned to the valley since January this year.

Read more here.

6. Photographs of Calcutta taken a hundred years ago have been found recently in a shoe box in Edinburgh and have generated tremendous interest. They provide a great historical picture of the city at the time and make it easy to see what and how much has changed.

Read more here.


Compiled by Devdutt Joshi.

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