Published: 09th November 2020
This Insta page started by four students from Hyderabad throws positivity around like it's confetti
The Crowd India is a social media page that is in the business of dispensing positivity. They have recently launched their page and hope to keep on doing their good work to spread positive vibes
No matter how much positivity there is out there, 2020 calls for more of it. That's why anyone venturing out to generate more #PositiveVibesOnly is welcome. And that's exactly why we decided to celebrate the launch of The Crowd India, started on October 15, by finding out their story.
Started by four enthusiastic Hyderabadi students and seekers of sunshine — Founder Maithili Konda, Co-founder Teneti Ravali Reddy, Editor-in-chief Kamatham Neha and Content Head Maya Rajpurohit — The Crowd India is a Facebook and Instagram page to throw positivity around like it's confetti. "Not just that, we want to tap into untold stories of common people, like you and me, so that it's not just relatable but also inspirational," says 20-year-old Maithili. Their very first story is of Ramu Dosapati. "I read about him in the newspaper. He used to distribute rice kits during the lockdown. We reached out to him, conducted an interview and now the story is up for everyone to read," says the youngster, who is pursuing her Economic Honours from Delhi University but is back in Hyderabad for now due to the pandemic. When we ask them about their social media plans, Maithili says, "We are not thinking about numbers; our aim is not to reach great heights. We just want to inspire. Even if one person is inspired by our page, we will consider it to be a mission accomplished."
Maithili hopes to attempt the CAT exams, pursue a master's from IIM and become a businesswoman
So the plan is as follows, the quartet want to pick a theme every month or so and bring out three stories around the theme. The first two posts are related to activism. Coming up are themes like mothers' series, anonymous tales, love stories, introvert diaries and more. When it comes to the content itself, the aim is to bring out the humanity in every story, which the four students think is lacking in today's generation. And yes, they are aware that other pages like Humans of Hyderabad are already doing their bit to make social media a more positive space, but what The Crowd India wants to do is add to the positive vibes. After all, there is no such thing as too much positivity.
"I am a member of Hyderabad Blood Donors Society and I realised the importance of social service. I guess The Crowd India is also a kind of social service," she says, with a smile. For sure, spreading hopeful smiles is the biggest service there is!
Two of their posts:
- Ramu Dosapati: Started Rice ATM to distribute rice to the needy during the lockdown
- Seshanka Binesh: Runs Happy Homes orphanage and manages Pratyusha Support
For more on them, check out Instagram.com/thecrowdindia