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India crosses Russia in Covid 19 tally 

Despite several efforts and strict rules, India has surpassed Russia to become the third most-affected country by Coronavirus infections in the world. While the lockdown rules stay relaxed, states like Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh continue to register new cases in almost thousands everyday.  Mumbai though continues to stay on top […]

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Vending machine for masks 

The Hong Kong property development conglomerate New World Development (NWD) has just launched 35 vending machines dispensing 10 million free surgical face masks in the city to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.  NWD partnered with eight local NGOs to place the machines across all 18 districts in Hong Kong, which will distribute a set of […]

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India may continue lockdown as cases rise 

The 21-day lockdown announced by the centre government was supposed to come to an end on April 14. But looking at the amount of rising cases, there’s all the possibility that you may have to stay indoors a bit longer. Many states have already suggested that the lockdown be continued. States like Maharashtra, Telangana, Odisha […]

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A masquerade party anyone?

Talking about masks, yet again…Have you ever seen a masquerade party? This kind of party was started in the 16th century in France where masks were worn during marriages of the upper class. The kings and queens used to wear masks to be unapproachable. It’s a way of setting themselves apart from the crowd. These […]

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African masks

Did you watch the movie, “The Mask” that I suggested last week? It’s a fun movie, isn’t it? So maybe now I can tell you more about masks and their origin. Many countries have different styles of masks that has been used for various purposes. Today I’d like to tell you about African masks. Many […]

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Art of Masks

“Give a man a mask and he will reveal his true self!” If you’ve heard this line before you will know it holds true for most of us in almost all situations. But, why did masks really come into being? There are so many different materials used, colours, shapes, sizes, and of course, expressions! Like […]