Mohan Paswan made a living as a tuk-tuk driver in New Delhi. Every week he sent money back home to support his family. In January, he was hurt in a traffic accident. He needed someone to take care of him. His 15-year-old daughter jumped on a train to save the day. Jyoti Kumari did her best to nurse her father back to health. Then the Covid-19 pandemic spread to India. Her father’s health was improving, but he could not work because of the lockdown. They were out of the frying pan and into the fire. Running out of money, they couldn’t pay for rent or food. They had to find a way to get home.
The Haunted House
In 1912, Mrs. H and her family moved into their new home. The large and gloomy house had stood empty for years. They would soon discover the spooky reasons why. One morning Mrs. H heard footsteps coming from a room upstairs. She rushed to investigate, but no one was there.
The Robin Hood of Spain
Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo is a man who swims against the tide. When the people of his hometown were suffering, he took direct action. He stormed supermarkets with a gang of farm laborers. They filled their shopping carts with food and fled before coughing up the cash. They then dished out the food to local food banks. Gordillo was dubbed the Spanish Robin Hood for his actions. He said he did it because, “There are many families who can’t afford to eat.”
The House That Rubbish Built
We live in a disposable society and generate tons of garbage each year. Yet one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as Scotsman Angus Carnie discovered when he built a house out of rubbish. After 20 years of working in the recycling industry, the 55-year-old decided to put his skills to good use. In six months, he built a modern house from scratch. And he only used recycled waste in its construction.
Empathy For The Refugee
Imagine you’re a stranger in a strange land far from home. You’re fleeing a brutal government responsible for the imprisonment, torture, and death of your family and friends. You’ve lost everything and traveled miles. You’ve risked it all to find a safe place.
Mining Asteroids For Water
The Martians were giants with the strength of twenty men. When they attacked Earth, it looked like all was lost. The Martians were just too strong. Fortunately, their immune systems were not strong enough to fight off common earthly bacteria. Edison’s Conquest of Mars is a science fiction story written in 1898 by Garret Putman Serviss. The story starts as the war for Earth ends, and humans chase the aliens back to their home on Mars.