You Don’t Need to “Make the Most” of the COVID-19 Quarantine: In Defence of Doing Nothing
I planned to use this quarantine to go all guns blazing on “Project Me”. I zealously attended every online fitness class, gorged down pending reads, and even excitedly brewed my own Dalgona coffee… only to find myself exhausted, sad, and sapped by the fourth day.Add to list
No Lessons Learnt from Tablighi Jamaat. Telangana Ministers Hold Ram Navmi Celebrations
With 127 positive coronavirus cases, Telangana is one of the worst-hit states in the country. Yet its ministers and their families were seen performing Ram Navmi rituals at a temple, social distancing be damned.Add to list
Shenzhen Bans Dog and Cat Meat. How about Shutting Wild Animal Markets Across China?
The city of Shenzhen’s move to ban the consumption of dogs and cats along with wild animals will warm the hearts of those who look at animals as companions rather than cuisine. But Chinese society’s centuries-old relationship with wild animal meat might take more than a single city issuing a ban to dismantle.Add to list
What’s PM Modi’s Plan After the 21-Day Lockdown? We Might Get a Hint Tomorrow at 9 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with state chief ministers today to discuss the way forward after the 21-day lockdown ends. What we know for sure, is that it’s not going to be business as usual.Add to list
Work From Home: How to Crack the Perfect Work-Life Balance Formula
Work from home is all rainbows and sunshine until you realise that you are spending more than 12 hours in front of the laptop meeting deadlines. But take a step back and make time for yourself. Pursue a hobby or take up an online course.Add to list
A Massive Coronavirus Recession is Coming. Can India Really Escape It?
The coronavirus pandemic will push the world economy into recession. But if a UN report is to be believed, India is likely to escape it.Add to list
Tablighi Jamaat and the Role of Religion in the Spread of Coronavirus
Home ministry data shows that 1,051 who attended the Tablighi Jamaat gathering in early March have been quarantined and 21 have tested positive. The states of Delhi and Telangana are the worst hit.Add to list
The Doctors and Medical Workers Whom India Clapped for a Week Ago Are Now Under Attack
In Madhya Pradesh’s Indore, healthcare workers were attacked by angry locals, as they attempted to screen residents for Covid-19. The quarantined attendees of Tablighi Jamaat spat at doctors while being evacuated.Add to list
Hooked Onto Houseparty and Zoom? How Safe Are They?
Houseparty and Zoom made social distancing more bearable for many, but after claims of hacking and security breaches emerged over the past week, the good times might be coming to an end.Add to list
Ram Navmi: We Have One Word for Ramayan Memes Flooding the Internet… EPIC
Sita, the first-ever Indian under lockdown! India’s internet generation is celebrating the reruns of Ramayan with memes and hashtags.Add to list