Apart from ferrying bodies from hospitals to cremation grounds or graveyards, Team Samvedna's members also carry out the last rites of victims who have no one else to do that for them. A trust with 80 members funds the service.
A group of 10 IT professionals, Srinivas and his friends came together at the start of the pandemic to serve the needy.
Far away from the virus epicentres, Jebisaman and the others had joined the ranks of the countless corona warriors across the country whom The Indian Express is celebrating as part of the anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai
In conversation with superstar Amitabh Bachchan and The Indian Express Executive Director Anant Goenka, at a 26/11 special event showcasing corona warriors who epitomise the stories of strength that mark Mumbai — which was telecast on Star Plus on Sunday night — Guest of Honour Dr Harsh Vardhan talks about Prime Minister Modi’s efforts and the role of India’s immunisation programme in fighting Covid.
Every year since 2016, The Indian Express has been marking the 26/11 terror attacks with stories of strength and a public event showcasing the spirit of the survivors.
Every year since 2016, The Indian Express has been marking the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai with stories of strength and a public event showcasing the spirit of the survivors. This year, the anniversary is being marked by honouring the corona warriors, who most epitomise that spirit.
Every year since 2016, The Indian Express has been marking the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai with stories of strength and a public event showcasing the spirit of the survivors.
This year, The Indian Express captures the work of corona warriors, women and men leading the war against Covid-19 -- risking all, so that others can be secure. This will be followed by a special show to be anchored by superstar Amitabh Bachchan and telecast on November 29 at 8.30 pm on Star Plus as well as Disney+ Hotstar.
At twilight on 26/11, Mumbai came alive with stories and songs of love and courage, at a memorial event organised by The Indian Express Group.
The fourth edition of the 26/11 Stories of Strength event, hosted by The Indian Express to mark the 11th anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks, witnessed a united Mumbai standing up to fear and intimidation.
In its fourth edition that coincides with the 150th birth anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi, the event will showcase inspiring stories of courage, forgiveness and resilience of more than 100 survivors who have been interviewed by The Indian Express over the past decade.
The event was a tribute to those who lost their lives to the terror attacks and a salute to the courage of the survivors and families of the victims.
Ten personal accounts of survivors and families overcoming grief and anger come together in 26/11 Stories of Strength, published by Penguin Random House and presented by Facebook.
Class-specific self-congratulation over survivorship is restrictive in its worldview
Mumbai heard tales of courage and fortitude brought alive at the memorial event, 26/11: Stories of Strength, organised by The Indian Express Group and Facebook.
Terrorism may never succeed in overthrowing a government or controlling large territories. But terrorists have managed to implant the ideas of violence and hatred everywhere.
A relationship based on connectivity and free trade is the only recipe that will work in a world tired of Indo-Pakistan conflict.
The memorial - directed by Feroz Abbas Khan - witnessed performances by Amitabh Bachchan, Javed Akhtar and Kaushiki Chakravarty among others
'Age of terror' may be an inadequate term for our times. Ours is an age where suspicion and loathing infiltrate police stations, courtrooms, newspapers, TV, and dance wildly on social media.
On 26/11, I lost my father. I was 19 years old at the time. My sister Sanjana was only 13 and mother, Kalpana P Shah, a vulnerable, hopeless romantic.
Monday’s event honoured the courage with which families coped with their loss and grief. In last three years, over 70 accounts have been narrated by The Indian Express of survivors and kin of deceased.
Ribeiro, chairman of PCGT, addressed the gathering by remembering the victims and recognising the valiant efforts of all the servicemen and security forces involved in combating terrorists during the attack.
This year, while patriotic songs formed a significant part of the performances, the focus was on “Oneness”. Showcasing unity in diversity were a number of performances including Upadhya’s piece, set to an instrumental version of Vande Mataram.
Bravery of those who saved lives —including mine — on 26/11 is an inspiration for the nation
Some of the accounts of families coping with grief, captured over the last three years by The Indian Express in its Stories of Strength project, were played via audio visual clips. Many others found solace in meeting families with shared or similar struggles.