I learnt two things with this demo. 1. To evade boredom while soaping your hands, sing. 2. To do this, copy a famous song, add your own lyrics, but keep in under 30 secs so you can't be sued for copywright.
And then, as people who went to college to understand business and economics and justice and kya kya, they will put their heart in the right place and their money where their mouth is.
One story that merits attention is the story of Pradyumna, the son of Krishna and Rukmini. The story is told very differently in the Hindu tradition and in the Jain tradition
The older I get, the more I think about mortality, which makes me question everything I once thought was important
As the Indian middle classes and the elite stocked and restocked essentials, the State slathered them with directives, manuals, policies and tutorials on washing hands and respiratory hygiene
Being trapped in a timeless bubble has its perks â I have more time than ever to focus on something as simple, and relevant, as self-care
There are controversial and funny connections between lathis and cricket & it's not just the wood factor used in sticks, stumps and bats
How is a lockdown, even if mandated by the state, any different from what we do with ourselves every day, anyway?
In this age of social isolation, I've not seen a human being for close to two weeks. But damn, my vegetables keep talking to me
What's it like for a working professional living alone in an apartment during the present lockdown?
In the face of the seemingly apocalyptic Coronavirus, instead of just a fight-flight response, could we also ponder and find room for some empathy and compassion for a world beyond ours?
A green lung of the city, the Five Gardens vicinity of Dadar Parsi Colony, in its centenary year, is more of a cosmopolitan haven than you think
Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny created a marvellous world around the pint-sized hero Asterix, his pot-bellied buddy Obelix, and his dog Dogmatix, and their adventures.
When Lobo Lobo came over looking frazzled.
Sometimes I wonder: is this the result of watching too much TV Ramayana or speeches with too many metaphors, causing you to inhabit parallel realities?
The idea that the temple was a religious institution, independent of economics and politics, is a very recent one. From a historical point of view, that is simply not true
The pandemic is caused by a virus that cannot produce outside a cell, as it is solely dependent on a host; it is imperative at this stage to slow and break the virus chain
Once we are out of this crisis, we should ensure that our money is spent on offering better healthcare and making the country cleaner
The lockdown is changing our lives in more ways than we can count, the most profound one being that we can no more make plans
Exactly 25 years ago in 1995, batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, then 21, put the finishing touches to his preparations to become the youngest captain to win the Ranji Trophy at the Wankhede Stadium
Before capitalism contemplates replacing real-estate rents with white-collar workers, in separate home-offices!
If you put all humans on one pan of a weighing scale, and all the coronaviruses and germs of earth on the other, which would be heavier?
Lack of coordination, delays and confusion over handling the outbreak of Coronavirus, have us staring at a possible COVID-19 transmission to the country's hinterland and an economic meltdown; it is time the go...
As the city gears for a complete lockdown, our sutradhars wish to see a solid plan put into force to safeguard everyone in this city and country
COVID-19 should not become an argument to tacitly justify caste-based segregation and social distancing, as some are advocating
I'm avoiding going out during two weeks of self-quarantine, as a precaution, even though I have no symptoms at all.
They are narratives that explain dharma, adharma, and dharma-sankat to the kings who came later. Performing these tales is not to forget about life, but to enable people to negotiate it
Gudhi Padwa's rangoli makers and pugdi-nauwari specialists try to make sense of calling in the new year amid restrictions that make the festival more personal than public.
The beating of plates is like an audio reflection of this. A moment when we should come together somehow, devolves into predictable polarisation ping-pong around a specific action, rather than discussion of an...
Fear was Gaddaffi. Fear was Mussolini. Fear was Khomeini. Fear was Rasputin. Fear was the bubonic plague. Fear was WW2. Fear is a tsunami. Fear is the threat of nuclear war.