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What Positive News have You Heard in these Covid times?

light in the times of covid

We are the World Blogfest (#WATWB) focuses on positive stories no matter where they’re found. It is all about spreading peace and humanity on social media.

In the spirit of ‘In darkness be light, here’s a tiny but positive story in these covid times: over a hundred youths who were left jobless during the COVID-induced lockdown have managed  to find good jobs after they got training in tailoring and dress designing from an entrepreneur.

“Mahadev Badami, a dress designer and tailor who owns Anupama Dresses, has made a name for himself by sewing traditional skirts, veils and children’s dresses. As he was getting enough orders, he outsourced the sewing to skilled workers from different places in and around the district.

When the lockdown was enforced, many skilled tailors found it hard to supply their dresses as the lack of transportation became a barrier. So Mahadev decided to rope in local youths who were in search of jobs amid the pandemic. He selected a few villagers and trained them in tailoring.”

The rest of the story, here.

What about you? What uplifting stories of humanity in action have you seen lately? 


This post was the latest installment of the monthly We Are the World Blogfest: I’d like to invite you to join, if you haven’t as yet, to post the last Friday of each month a snippet of positive news that shows our essential, beautiful humanity.

This month’s co-hosts,  Sylvia McGrath, Mary Giese , Shilpa Garg, Sylvia Stein, and Belinda Witzenhausen welcome participants and encourage all to join in.

Here’s a sampler of this blogfest. Click here to know more. Sign up here and add your bit of cheer to the world on the next installment.

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Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • Fantastic uplifting post Damyanti! So good to see Mahadev stepping up to help his community. These kids will have these skills for a lifetime. Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful week! 🙂

  • Good to hear some good news.

  • dgkaye says:

    Wonderful effort. People helping people. <3

  • bikerchick57 says:

    That’s a great story, Damyanti. As someone who used to sew her own clothes, I can appreciate Mahadev’s skill and am glad that he has passed that skill onto a new group of young men and women who needed a job. The positive side of the pandemic is that it has brought out the kind and caring humanity in millions of people.

  • DutchIl says:

    Thanks for sharing!!.. the positive news is that in spite of the headlines, there are those that are making a effort to bring about peace and harmony on this planet and hopefully make life better for everyone!… 🙂

    Until we meet again..

    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    May the sun shine all day long
    Everything go right, nothing go wrong
    May those you love bring love back to you
    And may all the wishes you wish come true
    (Irish Saying)

  • I am been thrilled to see acts of kindness (which always existed) hit the mainstream media.
    And glad that the planet has had a (brief) respite from our despoiling ways.

    • Damyanti B says:

      Nature did get some respite. Clearer skies and chirping birds were very welcome sights and sounds instead of all the honking.

  • hilarymb says:

    Hi Damyanti – this is great … Mahadev Badami is really caring and entpreneurial … so good to read about the jobs being offered through his sewing schemes. Take care and yes here’s to another We Are The World Blogfest … all the best – Hilary

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  • John Hric says:

    The positive news here is that people are voting in droves. Record numbers inspite of our covid denying president. Despite all that he and his henchmen have done to suppress the vote people are voting more and in greater numbers than ever before. Hopefully we will vote him out of office. He is worse than the disease. And he is going around the country spreading the disease at his un-masked rallies. Totally insane. Now if only all this voting gets him out of office…