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A man with provisions handed to him by a GNEM volunteer in Gurgaon.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Lockdown Diaries: Wise words in a fraught time by Manjula Narayan

Hindustan Times | By Manjula Narayan
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 08:25 AM IST
The 29 authors, who contributed to Lockdown Diaries, brought fresh perspectives to a shared experience
Food queues; the new normal: People line up for food in Delhi during the lockdown.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Food queues; the new normal: People line up for food in Delhi during the lockdown.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Lockdown Diaries: The calculations of giving by Tanuj Solanki

Hindustan Times | By Tanuj Solanki
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2020 04:45 PM IST
In a country teeming with have-nots, conscientious haves are bound to be in perpetual moral trouble
A combine harvester in a wheat field in Jalandhar, Punjab, during the lockdown on April 17, 2020.(Pardeep Pandit/Hindustan Times)
A combine harvester in a wheat field in Jalandhar, Punjab, during the lockdown on April 17, 2020.(Pardeep Pandit/Hindustan Times)

Lockdown Diaries: Punjab; standing between hunger and India by Amandeep Sandhu

Hindustan Times | By Amandeep Sandhu
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 04:44 PM IST
The nation needs to build efficient medical systems and value the farmer who provides food security
A view of Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan, the hospice in Varanasi, where people come to live out their last days near the Ganga.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan, the hospice in Varanasi, where people come to live out their last days near the Ganga.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Lockdown Diaries: Taking a karmic inventory by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

Hindustan Times | By Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 02:45 PM IST
An awareness that not all of us will come out of this pandemic alive has emphasized reconciliation over resentment
On the banks of the Ganga at Rishikesh.(Xavier Galiana/AFP)
On the banks of the Ganga at Rishikesh.(Xavier Galiana/AFP)

Lockdown Diaries: Mirrored in the Ganga by Jerome Armstrong

Hindustan Times | By Jerome Armstrong
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 08:25 PM IST
One of the few foreigners to stay back in Rishikesh during the lockdown, the author notices that the Ganga is cleaner and purer than it has been in a long time.
Returning to the familiar comforts of Wodehouse: Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry appear in London together to promote ITV's Jeeves and Wooster on 4 May, 1990. (Photo by Jim James/PA Images via Getty Images)(PA Images via Getty Images)
Returning to the familiar comforts of Wodehouse: Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry appear in London together to promote ITV's Jeeves and Wooster on 4 May, 1990. (Photo by Jim James/PA Images via Getty Images)(PA Images via Getty Images)

Lockdown Diaries: The assurance of certainty by Ghazala Wahab

Hindustan Times | By Ghazala Wahab
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 02:38 PM IST
As we fight the disease, we must also fight to retain the values of love, trust, and kindness
Conference of the birds: Black headed ibis and a multitude of other birds are now being seen in urban areas during the lockdown.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Conference of the birds: Black headed ibis and a multitude of other birds are now being seen in urban areas during the lockdown.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Lockdown Diaries: Flying Around by Esther David

Hindustan Times | By Esther David
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 03:46 PM IST
Earlier, birdwatching was not on the author’s list of things to do but things have changed
The resurgence of nature in the city: New Delhi during the lockdown.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The resurgence of nature in the city: New Delhi during the lockdown.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Lockdown Diaries: Counting my blessings by Sameer Arshad Khatlani

Hindustan Times | By Sameer Arshad Khatlani
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 02:34 PM IST
The author’s experience of the lockdown in Delhi is very different from the ones he lived through in Kashmir
Municipal workers disinfecting a street in Lahore’s old city on March 23, 2020.(Arif Ali/AFP)
Municipal workers disinfecting a street in Lahore’s old city on March 23, 2020.(Arif Ali/AFP)

Lockdown Diaries: To connect and to share by Anam Zakaria

Hindustan Times | By Anam Zakaria
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2020 08:08 PM IST
The pandemic is so bizarre that we oscillate between obsessing about it and feeling emotionally numb
Migrant workers trying to board an overcrowded bus on the first day of the lockdown in Patna on March 23, 2020.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Migrant workers trying to board an overcrowded bus on the first day of the lockdown in Patna on March 23, 2020.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Lockdown Diaries: The importance of human company by Biswadeep Ghosh

Hindustan Times | By Biswadeep Ghosh
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Enforced isolation has made the writer resolve to be more outgoing once the lockdown has been lifted
Where is home? Homer’s Odysseus said, “Where shall a man find sweetness to surpass his own home…? Not in far lands, though he build a house of gold.” Pictured here, Odyssey and his wife Penelope on his return to Ithaca after 10 years. Illustration after John Flaxman.(Getty Images)
Where is home? Homer’s Odysseus said, “Where shall a man find sweetness to surpass his own home…? Not in far lands, though he build a house of gold.” Pictured here, Odyssey and his wife Penelope on his return to Ithaca after 10 years. Illustration after John Flaxman.(Getty Images)

Lockdown Diaries: Home by Ruth Vanita

Hindustan Times | By Ruth Vanita
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 05:47 PM IST
Home is the place one feels driven to return to when the sky is falling
Lockdown yearnings: Oh, for some(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Lockdown yearnings: Oh, for some(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Lockdown Diaries: Longing for company by Aseem Chhabra

Hindustan Times | By Aseem Chhabra
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 01:36 PM IST
How will we face the world again, sit fearlessly in large movie theatres and restaurants, and walk amid crowds?
Definitely not love in the time of corona: A couple in the Botanical Gardens, Pondicherry, in an earlier era.(In Pictures via Getty Images)
Definitely not love in the time of corona: A couple in the Botanical Gardens, Pondicherry, in an earlier era.(In Pictures via Getty Images)

Lockdown Diaries: The comfort of sickness by Saikat Majumdar

Hindustan Times | By Saikat Majumdar
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Time has lost urgency, hours have become porous; they flow into each other throughout the day.
Deserted roads in Chennai on March 27, 2020.(Arun Sankar/AFP)
Deserted roads in Chennai on March 27, 2020.(Arun Sankar/AFP)

Lockdown Diaries: The moral importance of frugality by Krupa Ge

Hindustan Times | By Krupa Ge
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 02:16 PM IST
Events have forced individuals to look inward and appreciate gentler ways of being
Everyone has fantasies of spending endless leisurely days in a cottage in the hills. But when there is no other option, the silence is ominous.(Shutterstock)
Everyone has fantasies of spending endless leisurely days in a cottage in the hills. But when there is no other option, the silence is ominous.(Shutterstock)

Lockdown Diaries: Corona Blues by Bulbul Sharma

Hindustan Times | By Bulbul Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2020 03:39 PM IST
You might have longed for endless leisurely days but when there is no other option, fear takes over
The ghats of Varanasi on March 19, 2020.(Rajesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The ghats of Varanasi on March 19, 2020.(Rajesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

The Lockdown Diaries: Biswanath Ghosh, author of Aimless in Banaras

Hindustan Times | By Bishwanath Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 04:32 PM IST
The first in a series of personal essays by different authors on being locked down
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