A scientist, a farmer, and a conservationist, Dr. Deb has been painstakingly working at the intersection of food security and climate resilience—the two most pressing concerns the world over.
The pandemic is not going to end soon and the marginalized people in rural areas will continue to suffer due to loss of job and livelihood. The Bharat calling has a long-term vision to deal with the post COVID-19 scenario.
Sanjiv Khandelwal, of Sensible Earth, and his friends realized that there were elderly and vulnerable people stranded without food or medicines. They reached out to individuals and organisations across Goa to create Goa’s first working helpline.
Within a week of the lockdown setting in, and news of starving migrant workers and others who live hand-to-mouth starting to pour in, I began to receive news of efforts being made on the ground to alleviate the situation. In a matter of days, I had heard of ten different individuals coordinating hunger and medical relief efforts with NGOs across the country.
D. Sivanandhan, founder of Roti Bank, hung up his Khakis after 35 years in the police force. When the nationwide lockdown struck he rolled up his sleeves, arranged PPEs and protective gear for his workers and volunteers and kept his operations going to feed thousands of needy people in Mumbai and Nagpur.
It is a scary time to be alive and kicking. Practicing self-care and mindfulness can help you feel less stressed and lonely. Here’s a list of five feel-good Instagram handles that will help you to practice self-care and keep a check on your mental health: