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Sunday, 10 January 2016

An Overdose of Positivity

There are many things which happened in 2015.

As usual we would think of the negative aspects first, maybe even the ones which involve killings.
But what if i would ask you to list down 5 good news that you heard that was inspirational for the entire year?

I bet you would have to google them.
If not, then maybe you would have had to use your mind palace to an extreme level to find out of such news.

Honestly i did have to google, but yes i did hear about these stories. Here's me showcasing one such story which inspired me and many of us during the course of the year.

Potholes, Potholes Everywhere:

In a time when most of us prefer to be spectators (i.e. complain, whine but don't do anything else), there's one 67 year young man Gangadhara Tilak Katnam who has decided to take matters into his own hands.

Where there's a pothole, there's Mr.Katnam


He spots potholes, he fills them! (Literally)
Yes, since July 2011, he has filled over a staggering 1124 potholes.
No kidding! He's done that! He will keep doing this until the authorities make up their mind to come ahead and do their job which Mr.Katnam seems to be doing now.

The Man in Action!


He had been working with the South Central Railway for almost 35 years after which he retired from that field. He took up a consultant's job later in a software firm and thought life would be good now.

But potholes made sure, he had a bumpy ride every single day. Sometimes while driving he would unintentionally splash muck on the nearby people, sometimes the potholes made him almost cause an accident.
One fine day, he witnessed an accident where a BUS crushed an auto-rickshaw. Had the road been properly leveled alongside no possibility of potholes, there would be a human being breathing. But that didn't happen that day. Someone died.
Mr.Katnam couldn't fathom the fact that such things would keep happening and no one was doing anything. That's when he took matters into his own hands. He started filling every pothole he saw. He kept the equipment in his vehicle. His pension money was being used to a huge extent. 
His Son who was situated in USA, came down to talk sense into his father to stop all of this but after witnessing the determination and will power his father had, the son went ahead and helped the father create a Facebook page and also a website named Shramadaan a voluntary initiative where many gather and fill potholes. Please check out the website as there's also a helpline number where people can call and inform about potholes. 

The Hero!


Here are the links:

Website - CLICK HERE

Facebook Page - CLICK HERE

Image Credits - The News Minute

For more such  mind boggling news, check out Youth Ki Awaaz - CLICK HERE
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Lancelot is a 24 year old post grad who one day was so bored of his life, that he started to write. The writing he thought would be a one time thing. It's been over a year and the writing has never stopped. Professionally in the field of finance, Lancelot aspires to make his family and himself proud. In his free time, Lancelot loves eating food, reviewing them on Zomato, watching various TV sit-coms, writing of course, playing the keyboard music app on his smartphone, reading crime-murder-mystery... maybe romance novels sometimes, watching a lot of sporting events and making time for his near and dear ones. 

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