3 Minute Stories

3 Minute Stories

on individuals, initiatives & institutions

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Grannies of Kenya

I was commissioned by Greenlight Planet to travel to Kenya and shoot some stories on how their solar lamps (Sun King) have been transforming lives in rural Africa. This is one of the stories that I created. I have kept it more about the subjects and less about the ‘product’.[…]

Watch these mothers change India’s reading culture! Brilliant!

Getting children to love reading books (not talking about textbooks here) in this digital age is difficult. But it’s important. Devaki started solving this problem for her own children few years ago, and today manages a network of 60 mothers, spread across the country, who have been trained (by her)[…]

How to choose the right career for you?

This is the story of how a 7 year old startup is changing the way students decide to choose their careers. Although I was commissioned to make this story, believe me when I say this – had I access to something like this when I was growing up, I would[…]

Speech impairment doesn’t mean they’ve nothing to say!

Millions of children in India suffer from speech impairment, resulting from various conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome etc. But there are only a handful of speech therapists in India that can help these children (unlike say USA). A bunch of Indian geeks are finally using technology to[…]

It’s fascinating what it takes to save lives of the poorest!

Over 150 of 1,000 infants and over 300 of 1,000 under five children were dying in the remote tribal villages of Kalahandi district in Orissa (India) when Dr. Aquinas started Swasthya Swaraj in 2013. To put the above numbers in context, the infant mortality rate is in single digit for[…]

And you thought free schools for slum kids was enough!

Many slum children who manage to go to schools, don’t enjoy their school life. The environment outside school does not encourage them to do anything productive and most just waste away their time. Some pick up bad habits, other pick up fights. Kamya solves this problem. This is her story.[…]

Meet the amazing blind footballers of India

Not only does India have a blind football team, it actually ranks better (global rank) than India’s regular football team*! 🙂 This is their story! And it’s amazing! Some time last year (2016), I stumbled upon the website of Indian Blind Football Federation (IBFF) and was amazed to discover that[…]

How do you make a wheelchair tourist in India happy?

Earlier this month (Apr 2017), Umoja, a travel portal focused on ‘accessible’ travel, organized a week long event in Goa where I got to meet few wheelchair tourists who had found a great reason to be happy about being in Goa. You might think everyone is generally happy about being[…]