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We don't even know who the poor really are!

'I worry that the suffering of these people might be as invisible as the people themselves,' observes Geetanjali Krishna.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ Over the last few weeks, the lockdown has forced us to become more aware of the poverty around us. This week, I reflected on this with 33-year-old Navin Shukla who has been providing food and hygiene relief kits to those who need them. A part of the exemplary disaster relief organisation SEEDS, which has rolled out humanitarian ..., 1 day ago

What will happen to Laddu Mahto?

'I'll survive for a month, but worry about what will happen if the lockdown isn't eased after that.'Geetanjali Krishna reports.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ The country has been forced to become aware of the plight of thousands of migrant, daily wage labourers during the lockdown in the country's metros. However, as a lifelong supporter of India's craft sector, I have been equally concerned about the plight of craftspeople across the country during this time. For craft is largely a ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

The birth of an unlikely hero

'Suffering has no religion,' an Uber driver tells Geetanjali Krishna.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/   A riot isn't normally the time when one's faith in humanity is reaffirmed. At least that's what I believed until I went as part of a fact-finding team to north east Delhi. It was a wet and thundery day, made even more sombre by the harrowing testimonies we heard from survivors, especially those from Shiv Vihar, one of the worst affected localities during the violence. However, the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

'I can't sleep worrying about what's going to happen'

'The COVID-19 pandemic is going to send an unprecedented number of low-income households deep into poverty,' says Geetanjali Krishna. IMAGE: Archbishop Thumma Bala of Hyderabad distributes food and masks to needy Indians in Hyderabad on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. Photograph: PTI Photo   Last week, I wrote about Kamini, the domestic worker who, like lakhs of people like her, has little to help tide herself and her family over the COVID-19 pandemic. She lives in a crowded, low-income ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Life lessons from Mandira Bedi

'Whether it's a morning walk, an evening swim or an afternoon workout in the gym, just get moving,' Mandira Bedi tells Geetanjali Krishna. IMAGE: 'Knocking Wednesday outa the park! day 184, 365-day exercise challenge'. All photographs: Kind courtesy mandirabedi/Instagram   She's a free-spirited fitness icon. A powerful social media influencer known to play Instagram, Twitter and other social media like a harp (she has 1.3 million followers on Twitter, 1.1 million on Instagram), her ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

COVID-19 Warrior: 'These human beings need our care'

'If I'm able to help even a few patients during this terrible time, I'll feel I've done my duty,' Ward boy Karan Solanki tells Geetanjali Krishna.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ In these pandemic-crazed times, every day I give silent thanks to all the doctors, nurses and paramedics who are risking their lives at the frontline of our battle against the coronavirus. But a telephone call with a 30-year-old tenth-pass hospital employee last week made me realise that there is another ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

How a song taught kids to wash their hands!

'With running water our two hands play, In and out the colourful soap dances away! It bubbles and froths between our fingersUnder our nails it cleans and lingers Then all the soap we wash away!'Geetanjali Krishna reports from Sonva village, UP. IMAGE: A student demonstrates how to wash hands during an awareness campaign about coronavirus at a school in Chennai. Photograph: P Ravikumar/Reuters   Last summer, I happened to visit the Upper Primary School in Sonva village in Bakshi Ka Talab, ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Of broken hearts and folded hands

Although Kamini has only studied till class five, she quickly got the hang of sending audio messages before her life turned upside down, reports Geetanjali Krishna.Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/   At a time when almost every driver, plumber or househelp I meet is a school dropout but has been to the hallowed University of WhatsApp, I find it fascinating to observe how people like them, many of whom aren't fluent in reading and writing, are interacting with one another online. They ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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