City Life - Divya Babu's WhatsApp Art Fest, Gurgaon

Art amid corona. [Text and photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] Anxious messages from worried parents and friends. Forwarded recommendations for a better body immunity. Links to so-called experts’ pieces of advice. Morbid jokes and e-mojies. And lots and lots of…

City Series –  Aparajita Sinha in Ghatsila, Jharkhand, We the Isolationists (162nd Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Aparajita Sinha] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see her waddling towards me with a cup of tea and a brimming smile. We giggle at the conversations of an…

City Series –  Syed Rawshid in Safapora, Kashmir, We the Isolationists (162nd Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Syed Rawshid] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see that we are free from lockdowns… not just this one, but the ones that have consumed our life… of hate,…

City Series –  Kulsoom Bano in Karachi, We the Isolationists (161st Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Kulsoom Bano] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see myself back in time when I could hear the sound of traffic, the noise of children playing outside, and driving…

City Series –  Anushree Ghosh in Bangalore, We the Isolationists (160th Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Anushree Ghosh] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see myself smiling, visualizing the normal. A ring on my doorbell from my boyfriend (now stuck in London), a message from…

City Series –  Mareva Zoli in Cesenatico, Italy, We the Isolationists (159th Corona Diary)

Our corona diary. [Text and photo by Mareva Zoli] I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see the harshness of the times I’m living in. Not only the virus; it is just the compendium of something that…

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…