25 July, 2021

Mixed Shots

Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there

A woman bicycles down a Calcutta road on a rainy May day. Monsoon hasn’t arrived yet, but the weather office has predicted normal rainfall this year.
Photograph by PTI
Mixed Shots

Sukhdeep Means Deeply Happy

He was just 20 days old when he tested positive for COVID-19, and it took infant Sukhdeep Singh 10 more days to defeat the virus—becoming probably one of India’s youngest Covid survivors. Whoops of joy rang out when Sukhdeep was discharged from the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences in Jalandhar. The parents—both negative—couldn’t believe their baby was infected. The couple from Kapurthala thanked the doctors and nurses for bringing their baby back from the clutches of death. “Doctoran ne usda bahut khayal rakheya (The doctors cared a lot),” the baby’s grandmother said.

Auschwitz Is Fun For Family, Eh?

Hate can pierce through any filter and travel website TripAdvisor found it the hard way. It has removed an insensitive review of the Auschwitz Museum after initially saying it complied with its submission...

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