1 PLAYING IT SAFE
Fashion designer Rahul Mishra and his wife Divya’s key priority is to keep their four-year-old daughter Aarna safe and engaged while indoors. “We’re trying to make her time at home productive, educational and entertaining,” says Rahul. They paint, clean the home and do gardening together. “She even helps with the cooking, getting a bowl of vegetables to chop with her toy knife and helping knead the dough for chapatis.” And when her father is doing yoga, Aarna is by his side; when he sketches, his girl has a pencil in her hand too. “We also engage her in simple physical activities,” says the designer. Sometimes, they just dance or play ‘catch me if you can’ in the living room.
2 LEARNING TO BOND
The lockdown has given Shruti and Saketesh Mohapatra, Mumbai-based wedding photographers, a great opportunity to bond and do fun activities with their four-year-old twins, Shivaan and Amaira. Shruti has even started a YouTube channel to share her stories. “I’m bringing outdoor activities indoors. I let them ride a scooter in the house or splash around in the inflatable pool. I’ve even bought a yoga book and begun teaching them. We also bake healthy cupcakes and cookies,” says Shruti.
3 ONCE UPON A TIME…
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WHY THE HILLS ARE BURNING
In the first week of April, India hosted US special presidential envoy for climate, John Kerry, in New Delhi as a precursor to the Leaders’ Summit with President Joe Biden later this month and COP-26 (the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference) in November.
WE NEED TO FIX THE MISTAKES WE HAVE MADE. EVERY NATION MUST RAISE ITS AMBITION TO DEAL WITH THE CLIMATE CRISIS
Among the first things the Joe Biden administration did when it took charge this January was to rejoin the 2015 Paris Agreement, which his predecessor Donald Trump exited in June 2017, barely six months into his term as US president. President Biden is holding a climate summit on April 22 in which he hopes to get the heads of state of key emitting nations, including India, to commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate JOHN KERRY was in India last week and spoke exclusively to Group Editorial Director (Publishing) RAJ CHENGAPPA on the outcome. Excerpts:
TIME TO SAY TATA
With Cyrus Mistry losing the legal battle against the Tatas, all eyes are now on the drama of the separation—how the SP Group will restructure its debt and how the Tatas will buy out the Mistrys’ stake
Still on a Tightrope
For Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, the three bypolls on April 17—in Rajsamand, Sahara and Sujangarh—may be a challenge comparable in scale and complexity to the BJP-backed rebellion in July 2020 by party counterweight Sachin Pilot.
INDIA'S NUCLEAR SHARKS
A long-delayed project nears CCS clearance even as India’s submarine force gets long in the tooth. Why the N-powered attack submarine project has taken so long
TALES FROM THE OTHER SIDE
COVID SURVIVORS FROM WITHIN INDIA TODAY’S WORKFORCE ON FIGHTING THE VIRUS, WHAT GOT THEM THROUGH IT AND THE REALISATIONS THE DISEASE BROUGHT WITH IT
THE RIFT RUNS DEEP IN YADAV CITADEL
Akhilesh and shivpal were there in saifai, but for the first time, the yadav first family played holi separately.
AN EPIC RESURGENCE
THE INDIAN FILM INDUSTRY’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH HINDU MYTHOLOGY IS ON THE RISE
RETURN OF THE NATIVE
KABIR BEDI has written a memoir he hopes will earn him the recognition and roles he was denied here in India
BOLLYWOOD'S GREEN CARD HOLDERS
Foreigners getting a foot in the Hindi film industry door are intent on making the most of it
The Cosmic Chaos of India
Just like the cosmos, when you see India for the first time everything seems chaotic and yet every Indian person finds his/ her own order in that hustle which all goes in tandem. Pavan Rajurkar a freelance illustrator based out of Mumbai, capture this Indianness perfectly in his artworks for many different brands and studios. Some of his recent illustrations have been displayed here.
Doctor of Happiness: An Art Essay
SUKRITI VADHERA KOHLI is the founder of Doctor of Happiness, helping young people with depression and other mental conditions through her art and online platform. Here she speaks with VANESSA PATEL about what inspired her to open up this forum, and what a difference art can make to our well-being.
Meet with clients amid the city’s kaleidoscopic sights and sounds.
Discover The Remnants Of Empires And The Seeds Of Independence In Mumbai
Discover the remnants of empires and the seeds of independence in India’s most populous city.
Building A Sporting Nation
Marathons are changing the shape of the nation. We ask the brains behind the Delhi and Mumbai Half Marathons, how exactly.
An Expat Learns the Key to Authentic Indian Cooking
Cooking lessons at home in Mumbai.
The 12 Best Rooftop Bars Around The World
The world looks different when viewed from these stunning rooftop destinations.
मुंबई में कोरोना का बढ़ता ग्रोथ रेट चिंता का सबब
कोरोना संकट की दूसरी लहर का सामान कर रही मुंबई में कोरोना की बढ़ती ग्रोथ रेट चिंता का सबब बनी हुई है। मुंबई में कोरोना की ग्रोथ रेट बढ़कर 1.53 प्रतिशत हो गई है। ग्रोथ रेट भले ही बढ़ रहा हो लेकिन डबलिंग रेट व डेथ रेट में सुधार हुआ है।
Maharashtra reports 58,924 Covid-19 cases, 351 deaths
THE STATE IS NOW LEFT WITH 6,76,520 ACTIVE CASES
Curfew Has Been In Vain As Cases Still On The Rise: Min
Mumbai: The state government will further restrict timings of grocery shops to four hours a day, from 7 am to 11 am.