WHEN I POSTED ON THIS BLOG. THE STORY (sent by a friend) of Harakchand Salwa , who has been feeding free thousands of cancer patients and the relatives accompanying them to the Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai, many friends responded.
Some agreed with the post (Our Blind, Frivolous Media, Feb,13) and
on the obsession of Indian media with with frivolous hype and gossip. Others said they had read about Salwa and I was wrong to say she was not written about. One said that for decades the much maligned RSS was helping the cancer patients and relatives accompanying them, without any publicity.
They all agreed that such actions were inspiring and touched the hearts of readers. So I am reproducing here another such inspiring story – again anonymously sent by a friend. Many may have already received it in their mail box or on WhatsApp, but it bears repetition.While mainstream print and electronic media are full of frivolity like politicians foibles and celebrities’ flirtations, social media and apps like Facebook and WhatsApp make up by bringing into light stories like those of Salwa and Sindhutai Sapkal. Continue reading Why The World Survives