It was just a rhetorical question. A comment made to a young relative who had come to Delhi from Chandigarh for a family wedding. I was intrigued by her faux pearl-studded pink top and wondered out loud about how the Beautiful Young Thing managed to have it cleaned. Pat came the ennui-laden reply: “Oh, I wear it a couple of times and throw it away.” She might as well have added: “Who is this miserly oldie, asking such stupid questions?” Well, sustainability was obviously something she didn’t care about.
The dumping brigade
These days most of us are in self-imposed exile at home, trying to keep the other big C — COVID-19 — away. We have plenty of time to replay the past in our minds: our missteps, indulgences, carelessness, and much else. Many of my relatives and friends belong to the “throwaway brigade”. Actually, make that the “dumping brigade”, from food not even halfway to its sell-by date, to an outfit or furniture bought even less than a year ago.
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NOTES TO SELF
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The Eternal Optimist
As Generation X and xennials grapple with fully transitioning to conscious living, young millennials and Generation Z are leading the charge to reverse human-caused environmental damage. Sahar Mansoor, founder and CEO of the Bengaluru-based zero-waste social enterprise Bare Necessities, has a simple overarching philosophy: consume less and stay positive. Verve gets deeper into the mindset of the action-oriented earth advocate
Indian music festivals have been demonstrating a refreshing sense of responsibility in terms of their ecological impact. Interacting with stakeholders who strive to make these large-scale events greener, Akhil Sood investigates the reasons behind the improved attitudes of audiences and the increase in corporate support.
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THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
Children are holding adults accountable for both the grim future they are facing and the toll this is taking on their mental health. Madhumita Bhattacharyya initiates conversations with families of young climate activists and observes the extent to which parenting has changed in the face of catastrophe
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Along For The Ride
Navigating Indian streets as a woman is hard enough. But what is it like while riding a bicycle? Bengaluru-based Shreya Dasgupta, a regular cyclist, speaks to five urban women about the pros and cons of this increasingly popular means of transport.
Diamonds With Provenance
In keeping with the company’s commitment to environmental and social responsibility, Anisa Kamadoli Costa, chief sustainability officer at Tiffany & Co. and chairman and president at The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, enlightens Shirin Mehta on the efforts that make the jewellery giant an industry leader in transparency
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दिल्ली, चंडीगढ़ और जोधपुर में रात्रि कर्फ्यू
राजधानी दिल्ली में कोरोना संक्रमण के मामलों में अचानक बढ़ोतरी को देखते हुए दिल्ली सरकार ने आज से 30 अप्रैल तक रात का कर्फ्यू लगा दिया है। कर्फ्यू रात 10 बजे से सुबह 5 बजे तक रहेगा। दो हफ्तों की स्थिति की ताजा समीक्षा के बाद दिल्ली आपदा प्रबंधन प्राधिकरण ने कर्फ्यू लगाने की घोषणा की।
A Home Away from Home
In a move to provide shelter to couples who apprehend a threat after marrying against the wishes of their parents, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has said that they be provided a safe house
THE NEW AGE PURIST
With everything Veeram Shah does, he aims to find equilibrium between luxury and earthiness. From architecture to fashion to product and landscape design, his prowess is impressive and innovative. We meet up with one of the future torchbearers of Indian design
BRINGING COLOURS TO LIFE
An Mtech in Computer Science, Pearlpreet Sekhon always had a passion for styling and fashion. She quit her job as an assistant professor at Chandigarh University to work on her dreams.
PERSEVERANCE takes you miles
LC MITTAL, DIRECTOR, MOTIA GROUP IS A MAN OF WORDS WHO BELIEVES IN VALUES AND CLEAR BUSINESS ETHICS
Its Time To Get Your Dream Home
Tarninder Singh, CMD, Manohar Infrastructure with his strive to deliver the best, moves on towards success with his dedication and hard work.
“NEVER DOUBT YOURSELF!”
CHANDIGARH’S MAYOR RAJ BALA MALIK SHEDS LIGHT ON HER JOURNEY AS A SUPER MOM TURNED POLITICIAN
Manish Kashyap is a fitness Mentor and the proud owner of GYM13, a gym based out of Chandigarh having its roots at Himachal Pradesh.
A BRAVE BATTLE SOCIETY
While putting up a brave fight against a life-threatening disease and even losing his wife to discord, a young man ensured that he completes his PhD in time, reports Khalid Bashir Gura