Many Mumbaiites discovered their city anew on Hindustan Times’ No TV Day on Saturday.
Karankumar Shinde, 20, a business professional from Chembur, had signed up for a tour of the Fort area, one of the many events organised by your favourite newspaper. “The walk helped me learn a host of new things about my city,” he said.
Others used the occasion to wean their children away from the television.
Samit Nagarsenkai, 37, an IT professional, took his
family for lunch to a restaurant participating in an HT-sponsored food festival.
“We rarely get a chance to do this,” he said. “On a regular day, my five-year-old daughter is glued to the television. In the morning, she complained when I shut the television off, but now she is enjoying herself. We should have a No TV Day every month.”
People came out of free yoga sessions saying they felt rejuvenated.
“After a very long time, I heard the sound of silence, away from my TV set,” said Sanpada-based homemaker Anandi Shah.