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Men In Khaki

The policemen or women in India have always been either the butt of jokes or inspired fear. The Covid-19 pandemic changed the way I look at them.

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Using WhatsApp for Covid Crisis response

Despite the fact that most members came from different walks of life, coordination and effective action was the need of the day. We did a lot of assistance work, members connected directly with one another to exchange information, and support each other.

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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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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.

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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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