It really isn’t just about coffee anymore. A distinctive café revolution has taken place across cities, with several run by, or employing, people who would otherwise find it difficult to find a space in mainstream society — from those with special needs to the HIV positive to acid attack survivors.
Almost 300 people, age 3 upwards, lent their strokes to 3500 sq ft of wall area, to beautify the neighbourhood as part of the ‘Colour My Township’ initiative organised by a residents’ collective in Lokhandwala, Kandivali.
From relatively unknown operators to high profile firms, travel agents have been known to bungle or even cheat customers outright. These cases, from Mysore to Kolkata, will tell you what to look out for.
Running events in our major cities bring together 11000 to 45000 runners annually. In most races, they are given single-use plastic water bottles, or packaged food and drinks. That’s a lot of waste! Now, a Bengaluru runner has started a campaign to change that.
Even when the outcry over air quality in the capital was at its shrillest, registrations for the Delhi Half Marathon reached a new high. Here’s what runners have to say about pollution as a deciding factor for participation.
At a time when narratives of mistrust, exclusion and discrimination in our cities are all too common, the author finds an urban street festival across the globe that explicitly encourages intermingling of its diverse citizens, prompting each to know more about ‘the other’.
Museums in India are generally seen as boring places with dusty exhibits and disinterested curators. Tejshvi Jain talks about ReReeti, her new initiative to transform museums into lively and engaging public spaces.