City Series –  Candace Andrew in Delhi, We the Isolationists (158th Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Candace Andrew] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see a dream. I wake up and keep my eyes semi-open till I brew myself my cup of black coffee. I…

City Series – Amira Yunis in Lahore, We the Isolationists (157th Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Amira Yunis] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see nothing… but those strange hazy forms… flashes of bursting light and color… becoming and destroying. I try to decipher these…

Julia Child in Delhi – Designer Payal Singh Makes Her 10-Minute Meal, Ghaziabad

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Buckling up the seat belt, she normally drives out into the world far from home… she’s en route to the office. But not anymore. Payal Singh didn’t…

City Series – Tathya Kapadia in Surat, We the Isolationists (156th Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Tathya Kapadia] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see my parents taking me to the Swim Academy. It feels like I’m being asked to dig my own grave with…

City Series – Devika Chawla in Athens, Ohio, USA, We the Isolationists (155th Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Devika Chawla] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see myself during my mid-morning walk in my beloved college town in the Appalachian mountains, now bereft of its 20,000 students,…

City Series – Devyani Srivastava in Noida, We the Isolationists (154th Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Devyani Srivastava] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see myself in poe Mirza Ghalib’s haveli in Old Delhi’s Ballimaran. I can also see his outfit framed and put on…

City Series – Matilde in Ankara, Turkey, We the Isolationists (153rd Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Matilde] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see myself and the love of my life waking up in Delhi. One of the city which blessed us with some of…

City Series – Alessandro Bordin in London, We the Isolationists (152nd Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Alessandro Bordin] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see using my imagination to shape time as if it were a physical entity, something you can touch with your hands….

City Life - Security Guard Shailesh Singh's "Sansar", Gurgaon

Call of duty. [By Mayank Austen Soofi] Shobha Devi pleaded, cajoled and finally started crying, asking him not to leave the house. She also reminded her husband that “Modiji”, the prime minister himself, had asked the citizens not to step…

City Series – Harish Ramaswamy in Bangalore, We the Isolationists (151st Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Harish Ramaswamy] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see my life paused, my past flashing in slow motion like lessons… lessons for life after Corona. I love the lockdown…