A story from 2017, yet is so beautiful that it deserves another round in the spotlight. The village women in a northern city of Mathura, near the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, have knitted beautiful and colorful garments for the India Elephants when the temperature at night hit sub-zero. Full story at Independent.
With the opening of the Wildlife SOS elephant hospital, injured, ill and elderly elephants now have a dedicated place to receive care in India. It is the first of its kind in the country and is located in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
Raj Sarkar is a Street Photographer and Educator. He is the founder of World Photographic Forum, Curator of APF magazine Street Photography and also a member of street photography collective called in-street. He loves exploring possibilities on street. His main object is to Freeze the emotions and actions of people and animals. Via: 121 Clicks
The Indian Giant Squirrel - also called the Malabar Giant Squirrel - is an adorable creature which has been hiding in the depths of India for far too long. But thanks to some savvy photographers, we can now see the amazing sight of these brown, dark red, white, purple, yellow and orange animals. They usually hang out by themselves and are often seen early in the morning and evening.When they're stressed - often from predators - they freeze and lie on a tree trunk, hoping they won't be noticed. So next time you're in the tropical forests of India, bring some binoculars! These squirrels are not easy to spot. Via: Postize
Take a Cowfie! An organisation in the city of Kolkata has just concluded a selfie contest with cows to raise awareness about the politically controversial topic of cow protection and slaughter in India. The campaign comes at the end of a year when the consumption and sale of beef has become a polarising issue in the country.
Indian conservationist group Wildlife SOS has come up with an innovative solution to help elephants cope with northern Uttar Pradesh's chilly winters – by knitting jumbo jumpers for them. The NGO is working with village women to knit the giant jumpers for theelephants housed at its local conservation centre in the holy Hindutown of Mathura. Some of the jumpers are knitted by women in far flung towns and brought to the centre for the final fit outs.
Rochelle Lucas first met her beautiful dog Kala, not at an animal shelter, but sadly on the streets near her office. Her office… in India. Every day, on her dinner break, Lucas would go outside for a walk with her co-worker Sonal. They would see many dogs on the streets. But, for some reason, Kala always seemed special to them.
Sailesh Gopalan, a 21-year-old student from Mumbai, created a web-comics named "Brown Paperbag" in which he describes how it's like to grow up in an Indian family. His purpose is to break stereotypes with the help of humor and the web and it looks like his doing a great job. Here are some of his illustrations, follow him on Facebook for more