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What it likes to walk with Mahatma? I don’t know, but what I do know is, if you travel from Ahmedabad to Dandi – by foot, by bicycle, by bike or by car – you might have the feel of awe for the man on the mission…

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Sunday YouTube Playlist VI

It’s been a decade since Shakira’s chartbuster ‘Waka Waka’ for the FIFA World Cup rocked the world. For me, it was an introduction to Zolani and by extension Freshlyground, the South African band. While African music itself is a very popular genre dominated by its distinct beats and rhythm, it was soothing vocals of Zolani … Continue reading Sunday YouTube Playlist VI

Ahmedabad lockdown: Assault cases up 86%, domestic violence 12%

Published on March 30, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Soumya (name changed), 32, an executive with a city-based company, called the Abhayam 181 helpline when she could no longer take the verbal abuse from her husband which had been going on for a week. “She had to balance work with her domestic responsibilities. While she also works from … Continue reading Ahmedabad lockdown: Assault cases up 86%, domestic violence 12%

In stuffy and hot PPE, they shield you from Covid-19 heat

Published on April 29, 2020 AHMEDABAD: For Bharat Makwana, a constable with the Dariapur police station, every patrol in the Covid-19 hotspot entails an elaborate ritual —donning personal protection equipment (PPE).“It takes 15-20 minutes to wear the kit properly. Someone helps put on the coverall from the legs to the head,” Makwana said. “Then come … Continue reading In stuffy and hot PPE, they shield you from Covid-19 heat

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