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Agra police set up stalls to provide slippers and shoes to these daily wage workers
Agra police set up stalls to provide slippers and shoes to these daily wage workers

Messiahs of mercy

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2020 11:36 AM IST
In a bid to help migrants, Agra police set up stalls to provide slippers and shoes to these daily wage workers, free of charge
Founded by Ameer Siddiqui, the Eagle Specially Abled Riders group is trying to create a chain that reaches distressed people.
Founded by Ameer Siddiqui, the Eagle Specially Abled Riders group is trying to create a chain that reaches distressed people.

Driven by courage: Meet the specially-abled riders who are going the extra mile to help others

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 09:08 PM IST
These riders are providing rations to security guards, rickshaw pullers, homeless people and migrant labourers across Delhi.
Police has set up stalls to provide slippers and shoes to migrants who are coming from far away on foot during coronavirus lockdown, at Sadar Circle in Agra.(ANI)
Police has set up stalls to provide slippers and shoes to migrants who are coming from far away on foot during coronavirus lockdown, at Sadar Circle in Agra.(ANI)

Men in khaki give footwear to migrant workers walking thousands of miles to reach home

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 11:11 PM IST
Agra police set up stalls to provide slippers and shoes to migrant workers free of charge.
Kids of Welfare Home for Children made ‘thank you cards’ for their benefactors.
Kids of Welfare Home for Children made ‘thank you cards’ for their benefactors.

A thoughtful treat for the little ones!

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 07:04 PM IST
The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights surprised the kids of this welfare home with goodies they were craving for.
Amitabh Bachchan took to social media to share his workout picture with his grandson Agastya Nanda.
Amitabh Bachchan took to social media to share his workout picture with his grandson Agastya Nanda.

HT City spotlight: Giving back love to the elderly

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:43 PM IST
The elderly battle the demons of loneliness, anxiety and depression. During times of isolation, fear and uncertainty due to coronavirus, these feelings have heightened.
A dinosaur prop is adorned with a face mask at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).(REUTERS)
A dinosaur prop is adorned with a face mask at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).(REUTERS)

Smiling behind the mask: Facial covering symbolise our relentless fight against Covid-19

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 12:11 AM IST
From statues to art work, masks are everywhere, giving out the message that corona warriors will win this battle.
As a tribute, admirers have been drawing Singh’s sketches and sending him on social media.
As a tribute, admirers have been drawing Singh’s sketches and sending him on social media.

Bathinda’s hero: This cop is everyone’s favourite, fans love to draw his sketches

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 07:40 PM IST
Nanak Singh, the SSP of Bathinda regularly engages with his fans on social media, says it builds a direct connection that solves many problems.
A robin built its nest in an unlikely place, a traffic light
A robin built its nest in an unlikely place, a traffic light

Courage wins all wars, this little robin tells us

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 11:14 AM IST
A robin built its nest in an unlikely place, a traffic light!  It brings us a message that there’s no adversity you can’t beat with courage.
Burak Soylu from Antalya, Turkey can perform jaw-dropping super-hero stunts – he jumps fences, climbs walls, and he can even hang upside down from the roof! But what truly makes this man extraordinary is his mission in life.
Burak Soylu from Antalya, Turkey can perform jaw-dropping super-hero stunts – he jumps fences, climbs walls, and he can even hang upside down from the roof! But what truly makes this man extraordinary is his mission in life.

This Spider-Man from Turkey is a real life superhero!

By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 01:53 PM IST
This 27-year-old delivers groceries and medicines to the elderly who are self-isolating in the coronavirus breakout
Kargil war hero Naik Deepchand
Kargil war hero Naik Deepchand

Counter Covid-19 with courage, fight like a soldier: Kargil hero

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 09:58 AM IST
Kargil war hero Naik Deepchand recalls the time when soldiers would get no ration during the war, and how they dealt with hunger pangs; says it’s only courage that can help us overcome this crisis
Arushi Nishank, an environmentalist and Indian classical dancer, is on a quest to disseminate Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology of khadi through her reusable khadi masks and delivering them to our Army personnel.
Arushi Nishank, an environmentalist and Indian classical dancer, is on a quest to disseminate Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology of khadi through her reusable khadi masks and delivering them to our Army personnel.

The power of khadi: Hand-woven masks help protect against Covid-19, boost courage to fight

By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 10:25 PM IST
Khadi, the natural fiber cloth synonymous with the Swadeshi movement has emerged as a saviour during the pandemic
Sattu, the saviour(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Sattu, the saviour(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Sattu, the saviour: In Uttar Pradesh, NGOs are beating hunger with the desi nutrition powerhouse

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Horse gram and jaggery are mixed with water to make the shake that keeps one full for long hours and protects from heatstroke
Senior citizen Karan Puri
Senior citizen Karan Puri

Cops planned a lovely surprise for this sulking ‘birthday boy’!

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 10:22 PM IST
Senior citizen Karan Puri could hardly believe when cops landed at his door with a cake. He was so touched by the gesture that he broke down. The emotional moment was captured in a video  
Acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal stands by women in distress
Acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal stands by women in distress

No one’s alone: Acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal stands by women in distress

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 11:17 PM IST
Laxmi has asked women across India to connect to her through social media if they face harassment or domestic violence during the lockdown
Rajinder Singh’s love of skipping was sparked by his father many years ago and he now wants to be a role model to others in his community.(Instagram)
Rajinder Singh’s love of skipping was sparked by his father many years ago and he now wants to be a role model to others in his community.(Instagram)

Hating people won’t benefit anyone at this point: Skipping Sikh Rajinder Singh

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 09:58 PM IST
We need to work compassionately to get rid of this virus. The pandemic has made us realise that we are all one, one of the foremost Indian values taught to kids back in the country, he says.
The auto is made of 165 discarded plastic bottles. It took six days with the help of six people to make this quirky piece of art.
The auto is made of 165 discarded plastic bottles. It took six days with the help of six people to make this quirky piece of art.

Quirky ideas make an impact: After corona helmets, artist comes up with corona auto!

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 09:56 PM IST
These outlandish art pieces prove that humour is the best medicine, even in the time of corona!
In such a charged atmosphere, Zhang Aixi, a Chinese citizen found herself stuck as the lockdown was announced. Zhang had come to India on a solo trip in January.
In such a charged atmosphere, Zhang Aixi, a Chinese citizen found herself stuck as the lockdown was announced. Zhang had come to India on a solo trip in January.

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: The story of a Chinese girl stuck in India

Hindustan Times | By Shara Ashraf Prayag & Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 09:51 PM IST
After suffering a mental breakdown, Chinese citizen Zhang Aixi had no place to go. The young solo traveler found a home away from home at a Haryana based NGO.
For many with disabilities, the lockdown has paradoxically opened up the world
For many with disabilities, the lockdown has paradoxically opened up the world

Finding freedom in fashion: A virtual fashion show by the specially-abled!

By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 07:43 PM IST
With the lockdown in place, the differently-abled are beating gloom and loneliness with digital fashion shows across India, along with live styling and grooming sessions.
Brown-headed barbet
Brown-headed barbet

Nature is calling, listen intently!

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 07:54 PM IST
Endless video calls and binge-watching on Netflix has taken a toll on our health. Observing nature’s beauty might just be the balm your eyes need during the lockdown.
Singer Neha Kakkar urges all to plant more trees even if it is at home.
Singer Neha Kakkar urges all to plant more trees even if it is at home.

Be aware, be responsible and live consciously: Neha Kakkar

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 04:18 PM IST
Singer Neha Kakkar talks about how the nature has been affected due to the virus and urges all to recycle waste and plant more trees
Vandana Jain, who runs a campaign, Dogitization in Indore
Vandana Jain, who runs a campaign, Dogitization in Indore

A roti bank for ‘laddoos’: Indore’s unique endeavour for street dogs

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Indorians address their street dogs as ‘laddoo’ with love; they have set up a food bank for them that makes five thousand rotis daily
Police officer Chitralekha on duty with her one-year-old child.
Police officer Chitralekha on duty with her one-year-old child.

Salute to this brave mom who puts nation first!

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 10:56 AM IST
In Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri, police officer Chitralekha is on duty with her one-year-old child.
In these times, it is imperative that pet parents tap the right resources and make choices that could help fight the scarcity.
In these times, it is imperative that pet parents tap the right resources and make choices that could help fight the scarcity.

All hail the tail: Keeping cats happy in the time of corona

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 09:52 PM IST
From preparing nutritious meals to ensuring plenty of ‘me’ time, cat parents are trying their best to keep their feline babies chilled out during the lockdown
In a record of sorts, Caring Indians, took up food distribution initiative set up in three days and has helped over 35000 people in Mumbai and Pune. They are now adding Delhi and other cities as well.
In a record of sorts, Caring Indians, took up food distribution initiative set up in three days and has helped over 35000 people in Mumbai and Pune. They are now adding Delhi and other cities as well.

The power of social media: Strangers across India connect to help the needy

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 06:57 PM IST
No one’s flaunting lifestyle on Facebook anymore. Social media has emerged as the saviour to many in the current pandemic
Professionals employed at nightclubs are having a tough time due to the shutdown.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT)
Professionals employed at nightclubs are having a tough time due to the shutdown.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT)

City’s nightlife faces the blues amid the pandemic

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Sanchita Kalra and Swati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2020 11:19 AM IST
We speak to mixologists, DJs and bouncers as they reveal how the outbreak of coronavirus has adversely impacted the nightlife and hospitality industry.
Amge says this is the first time that she stepped out of her house to help Nagpur police in creating public awareness about the deadly virus to flatten the curve, and she is very happy and proud that she did so.
Amge says this is the first time that she stepped out of her house to help Nagpur police in creating public awareness about the deadly virus to flatten the curve, and she is very happy and proud that she did so.

Stay home, bond with family, urges Jyoti Amge, world’s shortest woman

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 09:48 PM IST
Amge also talked about how simple measures such as washing hands, sanitising one’s house and wearing masks and gloves can show COVID-19 the door.
Carve out time each day to stimulate your mind by playing games like chess and sudoku.(Photo: iStock)
Carve out time each day to stimulate your mind by playing games like chess and sudoku.(Photo: iStock)

Bored under lockdown?Give your brain a much needed workout with these games

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 05:08 PM IST
Explore these games to keep your mind active and allow yourself to enjoy many fun-filled hours of activities.
Rakulpreet Singh likes to play monopoly and dumb charades.(Photo: Sarang Gupta/HT)
Rakulpreet Singh likes to play monopoly and dumb charades.(Photo: Sarang Gupta/HT)

This lockdown, Bollywood actors go from bored to board

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Bored at home while waiting out the lockdown? Play a board game with the family members during your many hours cooped up inside. These celebrities tell us what fun it is to actually play these board games
As stress and anxiety builds up over the virus and the lockdown, its time to make room for healthy sleep habits that will help us get through the quarantine.(Unsplash)
As stress and anxiety builds up over the virus and the lockdown, its time to make room for healthy sleep habits that will help us get through the quarantine.(Unsplash)

Binge-watching, anxiety or stress? Don’t let quarantine ruin your sleeping pattern

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 08:28 AM IST
A good night’s sleep is paramount for the health of your brain and body. However, with the present situation of self- isolation has jeopardised our sleep. As stress and anxiety builds up over the virus and the lockdown, its time to make room for healthy sleep habits that will help us get through the quarantine—and beyond.
Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social disconnecting, and we can still find ways to connect with friends and family.(Photo: iStock)
Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social disconnecting, and we can still find ways to connect with friends and family.(Photo: iStock)

Spiritual guidance to tackle self isolation and panic

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Self isolation and social distancing due to coronavirus pandemic might overwhelm many and also give rise to fear and stress. Here’s a guide to overcome it spiritually.
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