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What Positive News have You Heard in these Covid times?

We are the world Blogfest

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 this spirit, this week I’d like to share this piece of good news for Indian wildlife. To win a big conservation award with India’s limited resources and political will is no small achievement. Every time I lose hope for the survival of wildlife in India, there’s a reassuring piece of news like this one.


I’ll be taking a break from co-hosting for the coming months, so I’d like to end with a request to support Stop Acid Attacks and Project WHY.

Project WHY is running a Facebook fundraiser event on the SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2020 AT 9:30 PM UTC+08 – 10:15 PM UTC+08An evening with the Beatles . 

We Are the World Blogfest
 

They’re requesting a basic donation of about 2 USD, but please feel free to give more. I’ve know this org for about thirteen years, and their hearts are in the right place. Here’s more about them, in my other posts. You can attend the Facebook live event, and send in a small donation.

Stop Acid Attacks fights Acid violence and they’ve started a wonderful initiative to help the acid attack survivors become independent and productive members of society. Many scenes from my novel You Beneath Your Skin are inspired by the stories of the survivors.
 
 
 
The Gift Story is a cool place to buy gifts for the festive season, and give these brave women a hand. You can also support their fundraiser.

What positive stories have you witnessed in these covid times? Do you have favourite causes you support. WOuld you like to give a hand to Project WHY and Stop Acid Attacks?


This month’s co-hosts, Shilpa Garg, Inderpreet Kaur Uppal Roshan Radhakrishnan , Lizbeth Hartz. and yours truly, welcome participants and encourage all to join in.

Here’s a sampler of this blogfest. Click here to know more.

I’ll be taking a break from co-hosting for the coming months, so the linky list might change in January. We’ll take a break in December.


My debut literary crime novel,”You Beneath Your Skin,” published by the fab team at Simon and Schuster IN is making its way into the world.

It is available in India here.

Worldwide, here.

 

Reviews are appreciated–please get in touch if you’d like a review copy.

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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 forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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13 Comments

  • DutchIl says:

    Thank you for sharing!!.. glad to hear about the success with tigers and other wildlife… there are many positive stories to be told, unfortunately the negative stories are getting the headlines in today’s world… 🙂

    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.
    (Irish Saying)

  • Zoom. Or anything that allows groups to commune. My physical therapist continuing to charge me ONLY my co-pay when my insurance ran out. The sheer number of people involved in securing free food-no questions asked-for their communities. Ex: We had stopped at a traffic light and nearby a van was unloading boxes of food, but I did not know what the boxes were. I thought they were setting up some sort of artisan sale, so I rolled down my window. The women offered us free produce on the spot. I didn’t have the need, so instead, donated right then. Look around, you will find such in your own communities. . .

  • simonfalk28 says:

    May Assam’s tigers in the park roam free for many more years. While they are freer so too are we as we share this earth together. Rest well.

  • Modern Gypsy says:

    This is excellent news indeed!!

  • hilarymb says:

    Hi Damyanti – so pleased that the Assam tigers are increasing in numbers … it’s good to know that they are freer to be themselves: excellent work that the Manas’ wildlife rangers are doing for the wildlife. You’ve highlighted lots of other things here … the project Why FB recital … all the best with that. You too with your book, and take care – as you take a break … stay safe – Hilary

  • Mary J says:

    It is wonderful what Manas is doing to save India’s wildlife. Rhinos, tigers and bison, oh my! Such efforts for animal conservation is needed around the world, and I’m glad to see that Manas is part of it.

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Yes, It is a wonderful bit of news, especially given what’s happening in the world around us. At least someone somewhere is doing their job right, and bringing some hope back to this beleaguered planet.

  • Pam Lazos says:

    Yay for tigers and all the wild things who have as much right to the planet as we do. Thanks for posting, Damyanti. I missed this month, but I will be back next month. ;0)

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      WATWB takes a break in December, and comes back in January, Pam.

  • This is upbeat news although the park’s herbivorous population may think otherwise.

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Hahahahah yes. But apparently apex predators like tigers do a good job of culling the sick and inform herbovores, so the number of herbivores stays optimal. This prevents the overgrazing and eating up the entire forest 🙂

  • Stu says:

    Biden/Harris won

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