The term “dabbawala” has never been unfamiliar to me. But it was enriching to know in depth how the Dabbawala brigade functions from someone who is connected to the very core of that community. The director and co-founder of Speaking Minds, Raga Olga D’Silva, in yet another interesting session (May 19) of her “From The Other Side” series, brings to the table Dr. Pawan Agrawal. … Continue reading The Story Of The Dabbawalas During COVID-19 Crisis
Over the last couple of months, staying home has almost become a global norm. There has been a plethora of interesting videos and live chats on social media where actors, writers, sportsmen, and other celebrities have shared how they have been coping with this sudden change in their lifestyle. I decided to focus on a section of the community that is not made up of … Continue reading How Are Youngsters Handling Social Distancing During COVID-19?
The world is submerged into the depths of the COVID-19 crisis. At a time when we are shaken to the core, it’s heartwarming to hear stories that make us smile and restore our faith in humanity. It’s just like the rainbow that emerges after the storm, when we come to know that we have amongst us the good samaritans whose hearts flow with love and … Continue reading Javed Akhtar and Shankar Mahadevan’s “Zindagi Jeetegi” Is a Song For Hope During COVID-19
The enthusiastic duo of my son and my niece was heard making plans for Mother’s Day. They wanted to prepare a dinner for me. I have no objections to that as long as they leave the kitchen spotlessly clean after being the chefs. Should I also give an addendum? Here it goes. They are more than welcome to take over the kitchen at a greater … Continue reading Let Every Day Be A Mother’s Day!
With COVID-19 shaking the world, our lives have changed in dramatic ways. In the midst of the pandemic that is giving birth to chaos, fear, and uncertainty, another harsh truth has come to light. It’s the unpleasant fact that we take certain people for granted: those individuals who symbolize a strong invisible force and play an important part in our lives. Social distancing is the … Continue reading Domestic Helps: Are They The Unsung Heroes?
In the list of social media hashtags that have gained prominence these days, one that is globally popular is #StayHome. Citizens in most countries have been advised to stay indoors as much as possible to keep themselves safe from contracting the coronavirus. But what about those who do not have the option? Medical professionals and essential services staff are working round the clock and risking … Continue reading Looking At A Rainbow of Identities During Covid-19 Lockdown
I placed a challenge for myself as I looked back in retrospection at how my life has run for the last several weeks. I took a pledge that I’d share my experiences without a single mention of the malaise the entire world is now talking about. But without having to mention the word even once in my post, I’m supremely confident that my readers will … Continue reading Spring This Year Is Not The Same, But Let’s Not Lose Heart!