‘Touching’ the ‘New Normal’: Unlearning and Relearning Communicative Exchanges

By Swagata Ghosh
So far my usual reactions before this crisis have been to shake hands, to give a pat on one’s back, to tap one’s cheek, to ruffle one’s hair, to hold hands, to exchange hugs and the like, depending on the person I’m meeting or interacting with.

Travelling in the Times of COVID-19: Erstwhile Joys and Present Fears

By Rashi Bhargava & Richa Chilana 
The conventional wisdom of our society, as pointed out by Shilpa Ranade, Sameera Khan and Shilpa Phadke in their book, Why Loiter: Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets (2011) is that “a loitering woman is up to no good. She is either mad, bad or dangerous to society.” Who would have thought that we will be living in a time when a loitering anybody is “mad, bad or dangerous to society.”