Using Tech to Tackle Covid – Goa Humanitarian Helpline

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.

A Mouthful of Sky: My Lockdown Ruminations

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.

Hunger Ends Here: Roti Bank Provides 30,000 Meals Every Day

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.

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Lockdown Lessons From Little Warriors

Covid-19 pandemic has affected almost everyone across all age groups and children are no exception, but unlike adults, they aren’t sulking. Rather they have become warriors. Yes, we have unsung heroes at home too i.e our kids. Battling boredom, uncertainty and unprecedented upending of their lives with a smile.

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Senior Citizens, Bookmark These Numbers To Get Doorstep Delivery Of Daily Essentials

Practicing social distancing and maintaining self-quarantine is a must for senior citizens. However, essential items like food, groceries, milk, and medicines are so much harder to source if you are older and live alone. To ensure their safety many NGOs, brands, and even individuals have started innovative delivery platforms to serve seniors, disabled or immuno-compromised citizens. Here we have curated a list of people and platforms that are serving seniors during lockdown.

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The Covid-19 Hero of Golaghat

In Assam the lockdown has hit the daily-wage workers the hardest since the pandemic broke out. In these difficult times, struggling families in Golaghat are taken care of by Abhishek Singha – a one man army making sure that the needy do not go to bed hungry.

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They Took Care Of Us; I Will Keep Punjab In My Ramzaan Prayers: Kashmiris

“April 21 was a terrible day. We had eaten nothing for two days. All 15 of us in one house were making frantic calls to friends from Kashmir also residing in different cities of Punjab to help us out. Suddenly, a local NGO reached out to us and provided rice, oil, dal, and other basic ingredients to cook food.” said Aijaz. “I will pray for them in my Ramzaan prayers.”

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Belong To Routine

According to a study by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), It takes 66 days to grow a habit. A 41-day-lockdown — that restricts movement, real human interaction, dependence and supply of essentials — has instilled new habits in us all.

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My City Of Dreams Fell Asleep, Two Days After I Got There

The bags were checked in. The rented Noida house was no longer mine. With a boarding pass to Mumbai in my hand and memories of Delhi crowding my mind, I boarded the 6:50 PM plane on March 20 to begin a brand new life. Little did I know that two days later, a Janta curfew would lock all the humanity of Mumbai inside.

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IndusInd Bank MyyIndia: Farah Khan and Priya Dutt talk With 2 Corona Warriors

Indusind Bank MyyIndia: Priya Dutt and Farah Khan took out some time to connect via video call with two corona warriors – Mahendra Khandelwal, a 68-year-old retiree from Jaipur who is personally supervising and funding daily meals for over 200 doctors and nurses in his locality and Virender Kumar Sharma, ACP, Preet Vihar, Delhi who is facing Covid-19 situation on the ground along with 3 other family members as frontline workers.

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