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Team of IT professionals in Hyderabad who take care of victims’ final journey

July 28, 2020 8:26:55 pm

While fighting the stigma associated with the disease was a challenge, a personal experience prompted a team of IT professionals to start something unique and much needed.

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Godsend Godmother: The psychologist who protected a high-risk baby

July 26, 2020 8:21:35 pm

“All these thoughts of how I would take care of the baby never came to me, for some reason. I just knew that his parents are Covid-positive and that it would not be safe for him to continue in their care.”

A 2,000-strong volunteer team readies up to help with final rites of Covid-19 patients

July 24, 2020 7:57:21 pm

“In such situations, the value of a human being is at stake and it doesn’t matter what religion he or she may have belonged to.”

Bhalukpong Women’s Langar: Serving hot meals to an army of frontline workers

July 22, 2020 7:04:40 pm

In Arunachal Pradesh, a self-funded community kitchen ensured frontline workers in town did not skip lunch during lockdown.

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Malappuram model of humanity: The story behind Kerala’s first plasma therapy

July 19, 2020 7:09:00 pm

“They are all ready to give (plasma). Because, at the hospital, we have treated all patients with utmost love and care. Now, they are returning the same love and care by doubling it.”

Handling the dead 12 hours a day, 40-year-old says it’s service he’s doing by choice

July 16, 2020 8:41:19 pm

Yellaiah has seen it all: family members who faint when a body bag is opened, or run out of the mortuary or even refuse to look at the body out of fear they too will get infected.

This duo made it their job to find jobs for the jobless

July 14, 2020 7:22:44 pm

Those who have registered with the forum include fresher-level employees who used to earn between Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 to even employees who were part of the higher management and co-founders of startups, having a salary of Rs 20-30 lakh.

Through rain and floods, Assam’s community workers battle pandemic

July 12, 2020 5:29:25 pm

Floods might be as old as Assam, but fighting a pandemic in knee-deep water is a whole new challenge for even the most seasoned health worker.

How RPF constables’ bid to feed migrant workers brought all of Vasco on one track

July 10, 2020 5:29:51 pm

For nearly 50 days after the lockdown commenced, the RPF personnel and station staff were able to develop a food distribution system that ran like clockwork.

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Math lessons from Kashmir: Large group of students + social distancing = open air classrooms

July 12, 2020 10:06:17 am

Students are gathering with chairs and seating mats – placed metres apart, of course — as a teacher brings their interrupted classes to Eidgah ground in Srinagar.

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140 km, 8 hours… how a woman drove a Covid-19 survivor home when no one else would

July 6, 2020 8:02:05 pm

“I was imagining myself in her place. If no one took her home, how would she have managed?”

Biryani in Banka: Migrants bring taste of Hyderabad home

July 4, 2020 3:09:57 pm

The migrants were a group of culinary artists, specialists in making the famed biryani and kebabs of Hyderabad. The lockdown and the shutting of restaurants had forced them to return to their villages — all in Fullidummar block of Banka district.

Delhi lawyer switches to fighting for Covid-19 cases denied beds in hospitals

July 3, 2020 4:19:49 pm

With hospitals across the board denying admission to suspected patients citing lack of beds, a Delhi lawyer took it upon himself to offer some relief to such people, with some help from the courts.

Youth with risky Covid-19 job has bigger fears to tackle

July 1, 2020 9:30:05 pm

"While stepping out of home, who is not scared of death? We are doing the job risking our lives and the public continues to roam around irresponsibly. This has to stop..."

Keeping Nizamuddin Basti safe with masks that spread light on our heritage

June 29, 2020 6:14:46 pm

The masks stitched by women of the Insha-e-Noor collective are placed in the community toilets, schools, and the community centre for anybody to take… almost everyone stepping out in the neighbourhood seems to sport one

Tough lessons: As they take on COVID-19, junior doctors have to fight fear of the future too

June 23, 2020 4:24:02 pm

“We are in a war and we cannot run away. As professionals, we will continue to do our best.”

Datta Meshtru is back, this time teaching online classes for locked down students

June 18, 2020 6:16:21 pm

The 67-year-old former legislator, fondly known as Datta Meshtru (teacher in Kannada), has been teaching mathematics to Class X students on his Facebook page since lockdown began and exams were postponed.

Colouring, breathing activities, and more: How you can keep your child engaged in lockdown

June 15, 2020 10:50:31 am

With schools shut, children are also bound to feel more agitated and confused than ever, causing them to react in ways that may be new for parents.

From feeding the stranded to helping them get home, Delhi Samaritans become helping hand for many

June 12, 2020 8:00:17 pm

The team’s efforts have likely impacted the lives of eight lakh persons in distress, gaining appreciation from authorities

For school principal, new role becomes a lesson in management, and patience

June 5, 2020 6:28:43 pm

When the shelter was also designated as a hunger relief camp a few weeks into the lockdown, Rani had her job cut out. With a staff of six at her disposal, she was prepared for the challenge.

The coconut climbers from Chhattisgarh: Stuck in ‘new home’, but they still want to give back

June 1, 2020 7:04:23 pm

Their incomes came to a standstill during the first phase of the nationwide lockdown, cutting a deep hole in many of their savings. But, still, they didn’t want to be left behind, contributing to the CM's relief fund.

Trying to calm nerves 24×7, this team needs nerves of steel

May 29, 2020 9:34:57 pm

"We want to go out and help people but we can’t. The only option is to listen to the problems and solve through tele-psychiatry intervention."

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Special service: The Shillong Chamber Choir is now delivering for those who can’t step out

May 25, 2020 7:43:59 pm

The Uncle’s Home Delivery initiative was launched a month ago, with choir members converting their 800-square-feet practice hall in Shillong to a ‘warehouse’ out of which groceries are supplied to more than 500 families

From beggar boy to protector of Kerala’s homeless during the pandemic

May 23, 2020 2:15:35 pm

Murugan and his team of eight at Theruvoram are going about lifting the homeless and destitute off the streets and taking them to safe homes.

Across continents, a family unites to help stranded migrants reach their homes

May 22, 2020 6:08:26 pm

While the Kaushiks initially set out to help migrant labourers, they have also opened up to those students, travellers, or young professionals stuck outside their home cities as well.