Why the balcony is a socio-political tool for human communication — in isolation, celebration, rebellion
The significance of the balcony in the time of the coronavirus are manifold, besides being our only means to connect with the now empty world outside. Tracing the socio-political history of the structure reveals much about human behaviour, by studying how the space has been used not just in isolation, but also in celebration and congregation.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Amitabh Bachchan deletes tweet on 'clapping vibrations destroy virus potency' after backlash
Amitabh Bachchan posted the tweet on the coronavirus along with his picture, which had three question marks scribbled on it, leading many to wonder if the actor was sharing his opinion or questioning the theory floating on social media
COVID-19 death toll reaches 7 as 75 districts go into lockdown in India while cases surge in Europe and North America
India has now reported 415 confirmed cases of COVID-19 along with 7 deaths. Officials at ICMR maintain that there is no community transmission yet.
Salman Khan appeals to citizens to observe social distancing in times of coronavirus pandemic: 'This is not a public holiday, it is a very serious matter'
Salman Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor among others have shared a video messages on social media, urging people to follow government's call of action
Coronavirus Outbreak: Number of protesters dwindles at Shaheen Bagh after government’s decision to lockdown Delhi
At Shaheen Bagh, the number of protestors who have been on a sit-in protest against the CAA has reduced significantly on Monday amid lockdown announced in view of coronavirus till 31 March
Janta curfew: Sachin Tendulkar, Vinesh Phogat and other sports stars hail essential service providers fighting against COVID-19
India's sports fraternity joined the nation on Sunday to salute the essential services providers engaged in fight against COVID-19, by clapping for them or sharing messages and videos of gratitude on social media.
As India shuts down for 'Janta Curfew', petrol bomb hurled near Delhi's Shaheen Bagh; cops say no one injured, situation under control
The development comes in the backdrop of the nationwide "Janta Curfew," which is being observed on Prime Minister Modi's appeal.
Andhra Pradesh reports first coronavirus case; 24-year-old tests positive after recently travelling to Paris
The patient from Andhra Pradesh was admitted to a government hospital in Vijayawada on 20 March and tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, according to a state health bulletin.
'Join Janta Curfew to fight COVID-19 menace': Narendra Modi urges everyone to stay indoors from 7 am to 9 pm
Modi had proposed 'Janata Curfew' on Sunday between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Coronavirus pandemic: Akshay Kumar, Kamal Haasan, Ajay Devgn urge citizens to participate in Janta Curfew
Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Hrithik Roshan among others had previously praised the PM's idea of Janta curfew to combat the coronavirus
10,000 deaths globally, 5 deaths and over 200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India and China reports no new local cases again
Officials are maintaining that there is no community transmission yet - all known cases have been traced to imported cases.