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6 stories that rehabilitate hope in times of despair

Inspiring change, one day at a time

At Isharya, the last month has been extraordinarily tough for everyone we know. We’ve found ourselves at a loss for words, felt helpless and sometimes just overwhelmed by the loss of lives due to Covid-19. However, we looked around to see what can propel us to get back up after this immense heartbreak. Naturally, it was the kindness shown by the ones rehabilitating love and hope during the pandemic.

ART FOR A CAUSE

Prints of Hope by 8:30


Nine women, all photographers, hosted a sale of nine special prints to support three Covid-relief organisations: Athrout Kashmir, Khalsa Aid India and Premankur. The prints included works of photographers like Menty Jamir, Zahra Amiruddin, Riti Sengupta, Mithila Jariwala, Vinita Barretto, Kirthana Devdas, Adira Thekkuveettil, Pavithra R and Divya Cowasji. The sale was open till May 17.

HOPE, AMPLIFIED 

Covid SOS by Mashrin Srivastava

Mashrin, a techie working at Intel, developed a live app of Covid resources that updates itself every second and curates the most helpful, verified and latest resources from Twitter.

HELPING INDIA EAT 

Covid Meals for India by Saransh Goila

Celebrity chef Saransh Goila came up with Covidmealsforindia.com, an ever-growing listings portal that connects Covid-affected individuals with cooks all over the country willing to provide a meal for them.

THE SOUND OF KINDNESS

Breathe This Air by a few cross-disciplinary creatives

This project was gifting personalised beats to people who are donating to any organisation working towards COVID-19 relief in India. Breathe This Air aims to bring together creatives across disciplines to donate 20,000 litres of oxygen across India.

DRAWING FOR A BETTER WORLD

Wildlife Illustrations by Rohan Chakravarthy

The award-winning cartoonist is selling two of his illustrations to support the Last Wilderness Foundation arranging Covid essentials for tribal communities around Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh and Maee, which is educating the Van Gujjar community in Uttarakhand struggling due to the pandemic.

EVERY BIT COUNTS

Home-cooked meals by Aakanksha Sadekar 

Pune-based Aakanksha has distributed over 20,000 food packages to health workers, police personnel and street dwellers. Many of them were transgender, women and children living in the red-light area in Pune.