City Life - Sound of Silence, Chitli Qabar Chowk

In times of corona. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] If you listen, you can hear it. The silence. An absence of sounds has descended over the Chitli Qabar Chowk like a shroud upon the body of the dead….

City Hangout - Peepal Tree & Sant Lal's Tea Stall, East of Kailash Enclave

Landmarks in corona. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The lockdown has eased. One has to get used to stepping out of the house carefully (gloves and mask) and to get acquainted again with the city’s little nooks and…

Delhi’s Bandaged Heart – Indrajit Ghoshal's Poem on Coronavirus Lockdown, DLF Phase 3, Gurgaon

Poetry in the city. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] He works in an MNC and analyses the insurance details of people living in the UK and the US. It’s a kind of day job that any of us…

City Series –  Priya Varughese in Kochi, We the Isolationists (342nd Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Priya Varughese] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see much more than I do gazing outside my window, wishing for less anxious days. Amidst all the chaos, several thousand…

City Series –  Aakanksha Joshi in Delhi, We the Isolationists (341st Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Aakanksha Joshi] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see all the opportunities go by while the summer sets in my city. I see the empty roads where once the…

City Series –  Aayush Verma in Delhi, We the Isolationists (340th Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Aayush Verma] I close my eyes in self isolation from corona… And I see myself opening my heart to me I let the sun burn my skin And the cuckoo heal it with…

City Series – Sweekruti Mohanty in Calcutta, We the Isolationists (339th Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Sweekruti Mohanty] I close my eyes in self isolation from corona… and I see myself In my home at Bhubaneswar sprawled on my familiar bed with the yellow bedsheet on staring at the…

City Series – Bhavita Modi in Delhi, We the Isolationists (338th Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Bhavita Modi] I close my eyes in self isolation from corona… and I see myself surrounded by people from the times I belong to. There is Sita, awaiting her beloved, alone in a…

City Series –  Shravni Aterkar in Asheville, North Carolina, We the Isolationists (337th Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Shravni Aterkar] I close my eyes in self isolation from corona… and I see myself walking through the aisles of a bookstore, dimly lit, with red and orange carpet, hardwood, dark brown bookshelfs,…

City Series –  Swastika Samanta in Brisbane, We the Isolationists (336th Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Swastika Samanta] I close my eyes in self isolation from corona… and I see lose my eyes in my self isolation from Corona… and I see everything happening in the world at once….