Articles by Kameswari Padmanabhan

Kameswari Padmanabhan is a postgraduate in radio-diagnosis, who has written for various publications in the past and wants to continue to do so, exploring her passion for human interest stories. She can be reached at

I had just spent a wonderful evening with friends on Residency Road, one mid-January evening this year. At the time, the world was between waves of the pandemic, but one could sense that people wanted to be out in the world again, meeting people, shopping, traveling. I was undoubtedly one of them. So here I was, returning home as I had always done before the pandemic hit, in an auto-rickshaw at 9 p.m. I was scrolling through social media on the phone, unaware of just how much the world around me had changed. But to be on the safer side,…

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