Micro Tales

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Rupaam Saha - 86

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Aratrika Dutta - 85

There are countless volunteers at YEF who have helped many people during the pandemic by contacting leads for hospital beds, oxygen cylinders, and more. They have helped save lives. This is one such extremely emotional story of one of our volunteers, Aratrika Dutta.

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Sumit - 84

The 2004 Bihar flood was one of the worst floods in Bihar, India, in a decade. Eight hundred eighty-five people and 3272 animals had lost their lives, and nearly 21.299 million humans were affected.

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Prity Biswas - 83

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Preety Sylvia Angom - 82

It was chilly dusk back in the winter of 2019. I was wandering alone in the house with a cup of coffee in my hand. I was alone as my parents had gone to work. My brother and sister were busy doing their homework. I felt so bored that I decided to sip the coffee and spit it in different styles.

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Babitha Balaji - 81

During such a period, my family decided to feed the abandoned feline and canine animals surrounding our farm in Nandi Hills. My story is mainly about two cats. There came two cats, a male and a female, in May 2020. We named the male cat Doremon and the female Bella; they were very playful and amicable.

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Jeril Philip - 80

The prospect is exhilarating, but I’ll keep my expectations tethered to reality for now and leave them unexpressed yet somewhat alive between the spaces of this final sentence.

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Shabdita Singh - 79

Without giving any second thought, I took that puppy into my house, made him comfortable, wrapped him in some warm clothes and fed him milk with some biscuits.

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Alima Tariq - 78

Due to their economic status, they were not in a position to afford tuition for him. As I heard about it, I invited him for tuition. His final exam was in another two months at that time, and he had no basic knowledge.

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Anushka Sarkar -77

During the summer holidays, we never want to do much. We usually feel like lazing around and watching TV, maybe some of us enjoy reading books while listening to music. However, Anushka decided to help the underprivileged! Read more to know the whole story!

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Courtney Fernandez - 76

Growing up, most of us are privileged enough to not think of anyone facing the problem of the unavailability of food. And as many of us who learnt that it is actually a problem for the vast majority of our population, Courtney too was shocked. But unlike many of us, she decided to reach out and help those people. Read more to know her story!

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Shalini - 75

Fast fashion has made retail therapy that much sweeter. But we hardly give a second thought before throwing away the clothes that are in perfectly good condition, because we don't want to wear them anymore. But Shalini had different thoughts about her old, but good clothes. Read to know her story!

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Garima - 74

I remember a day about 2 years back; I saw a woman who seemed to not be well off, working as a maid in one school near my house. After looking at me for some time, she came to me and said that she has a daughter the same age as me.

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Shrimanta Satpati - 73

Recently, a labourer was appointed to work in our house for doing daily chores. His name was Swarup Ghorui, an inhabitant of Sunder bans. An honest man with simplicity, he always put up a beautiful smile whenever my grandmother asked him to do a job.

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Nandini Jain - 72

It was the morning of 31 January 2017 at 5 AM. I woke up and took a bath, finished my daily work and then upended my bag, counting the pocket money which I had. I was collecting money for this day from the last month and had Rs. 500. I went to the market to purchase some biscuit packets and chocolates.

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Machha Shruti - 71

Last year in mid-May or June, our society sweeper, a mid-30-year-old lady, along with her child, was asking for leftover food and other essential materials door to door. Because of the lockdown, she lost her job and all other family incomes. She used to clean all the stairs and take our garbage for disposal.

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Harshi Tyagi - 70

We all have many experiences in our life that change our thinking and approach positively. I have had the same experience when I was in my graduation. My IGNOU study centre was near Raj Ghat. I was in an auto coming back after submitting my assignments, tension-free that finally it’s done. Because of the red light, the auto stopped. A girl was standing near the auto gate.

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Urvi - 69

I had known my friend for the past 5 years. She seemed like a cheerful person. I admired her for being ambitious and exceptional in academics. She was both pretty and rich. I would sometimes envy her because she always looked well put.

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Abdul Wasi - 68

I had recently moved to Srinagar from Jammu. I take the commuter rail into the city, and one stormy winter’s day the train was delayed for hours. People were cold, wet, tired and grumpy. When I finally made it to my home, well after dark, I found a car covered with snow and blocked by a two-and-a-half-foot wall of snow from a plough and a helpless man standing next to it.

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Supriya Kumari - 67

When I was pursuing my graduation from Patna Women’s College, I was an NSS volunteer for 2 years. It allowed me to teach underprivileged children for 2 to 4 hours a week. They assigned every volunteer a child, and we had to take their responsibility and teach them so that they can learn and grow in their future and improve their financial condition.

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Raja Lakshmi R - 66

I have many proud moments in my life. I am going to share one of the precious memories I have from helping others. Since I was young, my parents encouraged me to donate my things to people who need them. So I used to donate my clothes and other material not used by me to those who need them. Although I was very young to understand the significance of this, I felt great after doing it. When I saw them with teary eyes and a smile on their face, I felt thrilled and proud at the same moment.

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Deepti Ghosh - 65

Born in an Indian family, one is taught since childhood that helping others is a good deed and one should always help others in need and their hard times. It is a moral value. I first felt the joy of giving when I was in class 4th. It was a winter morning and as usual, I was sitting on the school bus, talking to my friends when suddenly our bus stopped at a red light.

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Paridha Agarwal - 64

It was 2018’s New Year morning when I, along with my best friend, visited a slum area of my city Satna at 9 AM to distribute clothes, footwear, etc. We planned it because we wanted to start our year differently and make it memorable for us as well as those to whom we donated.

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Shreya Plah - 63

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
The above quote is the epitome of fulfilment that one gets after helping those in need. The most recent incident where I came out to help the people was during the early phases of the Lockdown. With all the shops and dhabas shut, I still remember the plight of the truck drivers who worked their hearts out to deliver us the essentials in these hard times. They did not have any place to eat or rest.

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Harshita Sharma - 62

A few years back, I was in a hostel and was excited about going home for Holi vacations. I planned reunions and parties with my friends. Finally, I packed my bags and went to the station. I was sitting there waiting to board the train. Inside, I found a 5-year-old boy; he was blind and poor. He was cleaning the couch and asking everyone for money. Suddenly, a group of people bullied him, making fun of him by making his video.

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Ayush Tripathi - 61

Once I was going to my village from my native city, Kannauj, and on my way, I found a gentleman of age around fifty standing out there on the side of the highway. I approached him to enquire if he wanted a lift. It sweltered that day and he was profusely sweating. I went up to him and offered him a lift. The smile that he cracked was such a delight to see. It is unexplainable. I had never done such an act before (offer a lift to a stranger).

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Nilesh Bibuti - 60

Hello, my name is Nilesh, an intern at YEF (Youth Empowerment Foundation). I am here to share one of my experience which I had a long ago when I was in class 10. First, I want to say that I am not a social worker or an authorised member of any charity foundation, but I give special consideration for helping others in my life because I believe I was, and am, helped by many people around me.

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Khushboo Patel - 59

In 2020, COVID-19 emerged as a monumental challenge. It was a challenge not only for the economy or polity of a nation but a challenge for humanity. But this crisis gave us an opportunity to be human again, that is, a chance to help others, and here is how the series of goodness began.

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Kanishka Sakshi - 58

It was August 2018; I was returning from my college. On my way back to the hostel, I spotted a puppy alone on a road in a very feeble condition. It wasn’t even able to stand on its feet. I couldn’t control myself and I ran towards the puppy where I found it badly injured. There were some people around a tea stall near that puppy. I asked them if anyone knows anything about that puppy.

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Jerlin Jeri - 57

One day at my college, I was running to my practical lab to submit my record note. I was in a hurry at that time. I saw a man who was blind and holding a stick in his hand, waiting for someone’s guidance.
But everyone was busy with their own lives. Everyone was alive, but no one came forward to help him. But he was still waiting. I just threw my thoughts of record submission out of the window and went near to him to help him.

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Andre Mascarenhas - 56

This is a story that happened years ago, but for some reason, I still remember it in detail. The incident occurred when I was in the 8th or 9th grade. I was playing a game of football in the school field, after the school day was over, just getting in some physical activity before the school bus would start its engine and leave for home.

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Amisha Gnagwar - 55

Whether it is our good thoughts, actions, or behaviour, eventually helping another will return good results. Treat people with respect and kindness and you will usually be amazed at what comes back at you.
It was a cold month of December two years back; we used to roam around the city to explore new places and find peace wherever we can.

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Adila CK - 54

Two years ago, when I was a third-year student of the college of dairy science and technology, Mannuthy, I was blessed to be a part of the college union as Secretary of Social Service League.

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Aahna Sameja - 53

My mother and I are animal lovers. We love to take care of them, feed them, provide them with good shelter homes, etc. My journey started by adopting Bruno from a family 6 years ago. He showered us with love, affection, and brought positivity to me and my family. Bruno even after being a Labrador eats very little food. .

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Ayushi Shukla - 52

Helping others doesn’t give a feeling of pride but of true happiness. There have been many occasions that I have helped and supported others, and I gotta tell you, it’s been my pleasure.

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Anshita Jain - 51

As an individual, I have always been passionate about helping others. Serving others is one of my mottos in life and since my school days, I have actively tried to help every person I could even in the smallest way.

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Palak Tripathi - 50

The moment of ‘feeling proud’ is a rare experience in life that makes one feel extremely grateful, honorable, and blissful. I had this feeling when I donated essentials such as rice, pulses, flour, oil along with other daily necessities to the members of an old age home in my hometown, Lucknow. This was a feeling I did not expect before doing the same however, the proud feeling was reflected through the tears of joy.

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Manali Pimple - 49

I still remember that it was the fifth day of Lockdown 1. I had come downstairs to lock the front door when I spotted a dog who looked at me hopefully - I had a strong feeling that it was really hungry. I stood motionless for a while, looking at the dog as it slowly moved away from the gate. In those few seconds, I had an eye to eye contact with the brown dog. The eyes were speaking a lot, there was a request for help, Brownie’s body language was speaking more than what could be penned down on paper. I stepped out of the gate and moved towards him, but he quickly stepped back, however kept staring at me, and this happened two to three times.

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Sanjeev Singh - 48

Back in 2017, my maid asked my mom to give her the salary before the end of the month, and on being asked the reason, she told me that she had to buy books for her son, that thing touched me. It’s not only literate parents who understand the importance of education.

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Rohith S - 47

In our busy lives in a metropolitan city, we tend to glaze our eyes over those who seem like they might need our help. Even if we notice them, we move on and don't give it a second thought, because that's what life has come to be in these busy cities At these times, people like Rohith put a pause on that life to help those who desperately need it. Read the story to know more!

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Sukirti Srivastava - 46

Everyone needs a miracle in the form of a Sukirti Srivastava when tragedy hits hard. Needless to say, she has one of the most inspiring stories of how she helped a family get back on their feet after a terrible incident occurred.

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Imran Khan - 45

Parents are something irreplaceable. All those of us who have parents are really lucky, for they provide us with support, love, and so much more! Imran Khan realized this the day he visited the orphanage. Read this story to know more about what happened!

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Radhika Agrawal - 44

Read this story of Radhika Agrawal, who generously helped a homeless couple unexpectedly. Alike the others, this inspiring story teaches us how we should always help out someone in need and how the act of doing so can bring us immense joy.

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Md Taskeen - 43

There are times when some parents are careless with their children. And there are high chances that something goes terribly wrong when that happens. But once in a while, there are people like Md Taskeen who will be there to help these children out. Read this story to know more!

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Swarnali Paul Dey - 42

In the year 2018, I, along with my friends came up with the plan of putting a smile on the face of beggars in the railway stations. We decided to feed the beggars of around 2 busiest railway stations. There were around 140 of them.

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Prachi Bhartia - 41

Since the lockdown brought all activities to a halt, there have been several horror stories of people struggling to find even a morsel of food. But people have come together in the most extraordinary ways to go the extra mile and lend a hand.

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Ratnadeep Sinha - 40

We all get several chances to help someone in our life. Even I got an opportunity to help people and I utilised it to its maximum. We all know that education is very important in our life. It is the one of the main pillars for an individual to excel in life.

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Siddharth Jain - 39

The story starts in 2016 when I was in 10th grade and we were given a task to teach a minimum of 2 underprivileged people. To be specific, we were asked to teach basic English alphabet and numbers to our household help