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We’ve all heard or shared such stories many times before. Stories that inspire us to become better at what we do. Stories that inspire us to become better human beings. Stories that make us human. Here’s a short compilation of truly inspiring Indian (mostly picked from TED) stories that you can’t afford to miss.
The Man Who Wore a Sanitary Napkin
The story Arunachalam Muruganantham, the man who wore a stanitary napkin is perhaps one of the most well known stories we’ve come across in the recent past. In this video, he traces his journey.
Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement
Social Activist Bunker Roy’s story is truly inspiring. Roy, who founded the Barefoot college, changed track in his early days to work with rural communities and improve their livelihoods.
Dabbawalas of Mumbai
The famous dabbawalas can’t be left out of this list simply because of the dedication, scale and accuracy with which they work. The Dabbawalas of Mumbai deliver and retrieve over 200,000 lunch boxes to Mumbaikars every day. They go wrong only once in 6 million times!
Arvind Gupta: Turning trash into toys for learning
Gupta is a science educator who makes trash into toys for kids. He is inspiring a whole new generation of children.
Sugata Mitra: Hole In a Wall
Sugata Mitra is an educationist who left an Internet enabled computer in a “hole in the wall” in a Delhi Slum and left it there to see how Children from the Slums learn English and acquire basic computer skills.
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