By contrast, designer Krsnaa Mehta’s label, India Circus, is offering printed face masks at ₹199, available to be shipped across the country. His website mentions that these are reusable, as are Joshipura’s. And even with their cost difference, both are priced well above the usual medical-grade masks available at chemist shops that retail for ₹20. As time passes, we will see many more designers come up with their versions—many of them have already produced masks for charity, or even for their workers and factory teams. It’s only natural that they make the same for retail. … [Read more...] about Why shouldn’t designers sell masks?
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Bill Gates’ much-awaited bi-annual reading list had a few non-reading recommendations this time around for those stuck at home and looking for a distraction. The eclectic list featured TV shows like A Million Little Things, This is Us and I, Claudius. But among the entertainment options was a surprising wild card entry - playing bridge. On his personal blog, Gates confessed to playing bridge with his favourite playing partner - fellow billionaire Warren Buffett. “I’ve been playing bridge for years—Warren Buffett is my favourite partner. We don’t get together in person now that we’re sheltering in place, but we still play online,” he wrote. “There are lots of great options out there, including this guide to learning the game, and the online platform that Warren and I play on, which is called Bridge Base. I'll keep our screen names between us.” This revelation is just an example of the deep friendship Gates and Buffett share. Here … [Read more...] about Bridge, golf and mattress testing: Inside Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s many years of friendship
UD/ MH has published case studies on Delhi’s gated communities and the impact of high-rise living on mental health. This autumn, a Delhi case study will be published. New Delhi-based architect and urban designer Kriti Agarwal, who has worked on the case study, examines if and how the capital has used the principles of urban design to ensure mental well-being of its inhabitants. Agarwal, an assistant professor at Jindal School of Art & Architecture, explains that 49% of the city’s total population resides in slum areas, “unauthorised colonies”, and 860 jhuggi-jhopri clusters without civic amenities. She points out that Delhi Metro has aided commuting, but there is a huge shortfall of buses. “First and last mile connectivity remains a major issue; 35% of the city walks, 27% uses buses and 7% uses autos/ cycle-rickshaws,” she says. … [Read more...] about How urban design impacts mental health
“100% agreed! There shouldn’t (be) ‘rules’ on who can or can’t be body positive! The whole point of body positivity is to celebrate ALL BODIES!” one person wrote. … [Read more...] about Bikini designer Karina Irby responds to Instagram feedback
In focus at the swearing-in ceremony will be a select slice of ordinary people who implemented Delhi government’s schemes at the grassroots. Invited for their work that went on to bring AAP a thumping third-term win, on stage with Arvind Kejriwal will stand govt school teachers and mohalla clinic doctors, doorstep delivery supervisors and officers who fixed drainage systems, health workers, autowallas, businessmen and farmers. Here are a few of the special guests Safai karamchari Lazwanti ‘Proud of you, ma’A moment that made her life was when Lazwanti’s son, who goes to a govt school, returned one day to tell her he was proud of her as she helped keep the city clean. “Delhi government has a lot of affection for poor people,” said Lazwanti, who has worked as a karamchari for nine years now Doorstep delivery overseer Anil‘Every state should run this scheme’For two years, he’s worked to help people with paperwork and applications to … [Read more...] about By Delhi CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal’s side, those who paved road to victory