Shreya is Deputy Copy-Editor at the online desk of Indian Express. She likes to write on social media trends, gender issues, art and culture. She is based in Kolkata. The author is an alumnus of Calcutta University and Jadavpur University. She has been writing for Indian Express Online since 2015.
At Wan-Sho Laundry in central Taiwan, run by owners -- Chang Wan-ji, 83 and his wife Hsu Sho-er, 84 -- while most garments that come for cleaning go back after the services, the ones left behind, sometimes for years, have now started featuring on Instagram.
A popular Pune restaurant's banner on Biryani Policy has desi food lovers across the country defending their own cuisine online, while owner says it was done with a sense of humour and "not targeting any culture".
Considered one of the busiest times of the year, scenes are very different this year -- torn posters, closed gates and silent alleys greet people coming there. While most groups would book back-to-back shows for the Rath Yatra melas hosted widely in various towns, owing to pandemic everything changed.
For little Tanima, seeing a whole egg on the plate, just for her, is something very special. She looks around to check if there has been some mistake. “Go on, it’s all yours,” the police personnel serving the hot rice and egg curry assures the 11-year-old.
In association with Indian Humanitarian Assistance (IHA) Foundation, the Behala Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (BGPC) has been preparing fresh food in its community kitchens for over 5,000 people everyday and distributing them in and around the city for the last 45 days since the lockdown.
A Patachitra on the pandemic by veteran artist Swarna Chitrakar from Paschim Medinipur in West Bengal, is going viral. She painted an elaborate seven-frame scroll and composed music with all relevant information in a over 7-minute long song.
A police official wearing a helmet made to look like the COVID-19 was seen interacting with people in Chennai and warned violators of the national lockdown what could happen to them if they contracted the virus.
As the video went viral, the owner of the restaurant and bar apologised for the incident and said the "man in the video is a new team member and his opinion in the video is his alone and in no way a representation of my or the teams’ view on the dress code restrictions. "
Over the past few days photos of Poonam Sapra, holding cardboard with handwritten messages has gone viral across social media sites, and people have loved not only the idea but found the advice way too relatable as their desi moms say the same.