Sports  /  Published 03.09.20

Message in mother ‘tongue’

On Wednesday, Osaka stepped into the Arthur Ashe Stadium wearing a mask that read “Elijah McClain”, harnessing tennis’s global appeal in her fight for racial justice. The 22-year-ol...
By Reuters in New York

Sports  /  Published 01.09.20

Osaka’s masked message

Japan’s Naomi Osaka says she wants to spread awareness about racial injustice after the former US Open champion walked onto court with a mask bearing the name of Breonna Taylor on Monday. Osaka...
By Agencies in New York

Opinion  /  Published 29.08.20

Zooming in on Covidiots

Now is different than before. How long will now last? Is now here to stay? Till Puja? Or Diwali? Or Christmas and beyond? Did we think now would be like this? A world in which we would have to learn a...
By Derek O’Brien in

Health  /  Published 25.08.20

Relief to Rigour

We have been using the mask for five months now. During this time the item has lost some of its strangeness, acquired some fashion quotient, bred much indignation and, while still breeding more, moved...
By Upala Sen in

India  /  Published 24.08.20

Masks not needed for kids aged 5 or below

An international expert panel constituted by the World Health Organisation has recommended that children aged 5 years and below should not be required to wear masks. The WHO, while underscoring that ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 21.08.20

Yellow bins not meant for kitchen waste

The yellow bins put up across Calcutta to collect Covid waste have been filled with food, vegetables and construction waste. Cleaners of the private agency that has received the contract to clean the...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Style  /  Published 18.08.20

Masks: how to do it right

There are many types of masks, with elastics, tie-ups, Velcro bands. Here are a few hairstyles that will help make the mask and mane nexus factor in your mood and activity engagements   ...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 18.08.20

Only safety shield

My office does not have airconditioning. It is on a busy junction and there are traffic sounds and air horns blaring all the time. I now find it difficult to discern words on TV at home. Your hearing...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.08.20

Jamshedpur: Wear mask or get fined

Police in Jamshedpur are stepping up vigilance to ensure commuters wear masks, the initiative that started on Friday having already led to around 50 violators being fined Rs 500 each. Deputy superint...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Health  /  Published 11.08.20

Casual encounters

I’m a lifelong extrovert who readily establishes and relishes casual contacts with people I encounter while walking my dog, shopping for groceries, working out, even sweeping my sidewalk. These ...
By Jane E. Brody in


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