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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Salik Ahmad

Salik Ahmad, Senior Correspondent, Outlook. Dabbles in everything. Feels best of stories lie in the crevices of human heart. Infinitely pleased by small things -- a well made cup of tea, a new word, a true photograph. Stickler for dry washroom floors. Read Full Bio >>

Articles by Salik Ahmad

Of Grief And Joy, Love And Loss: How We Are Dealing With Life And Death In Time Of Corona

Of Grief And Joy, Love And Loss: How We Are Dealing With Life And Death In Time Of Corona

May 01, 2020 Salik Ahmad

The pain of failing to bury the dead or perform the last rites and the blossoming of new life in times of...

Life And Death In Time of Corona: Home Alone When She Breathed Her Last

Life And Death In Time of Corona: Home Alone When She Breathed Her Last

May 01, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Harmesh Kohli died at her Delhi residence. It was her 80th birthday. Her family was barred to enter the...

Suspending Open Joy

Suspending Open Joy

May 01, 2020 Salik Ahmad

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Meet The Hoax Busters And Their Unique Fight Against Fake Information

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Meet The Hoax Busters And Their Unique Fight Against Fake Information

Apr 25, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Triggered by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai, R. Ramanujam and his team have been riding...

Rescuing The Mind From Lockdown: Psychotherapist Helps People With Pro-bono Service

Rescuing The Mind From Lockdown: Psychotherapist Helps People With Pro-bono Service

Apr 24, 2020 Salik Ahmad

People are in distress and not everyone can afford therapy, says Zehra Mehdi who is giving free consultation...

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Plugging The Gap, How Citizens Have Risen To Combat Hunger

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Plugging The Gap, How Citizens Have Risen To Combat Hunger

Apr 24, 2020 Rajat Roy

Concerned citizens have taken on the mantle of feeding India’s poor during the lockdown

The Sisters We Forgot: Nurses Risk Their Lives To Save Ours, But Are We Grateful To Them?

The Sisters We Forgot: Nurses Risk Their Lives To Save Ours, But Are We Grateful To Them?

Apr 24, 2020 Salik Ahmad

In India, the public perception about nurses is still one of those who merely carry out instructions of...

100 Million And More Indian Jobs Are At Risk After COVID-19 Lockdown. Is Your Job Safe?

100 Million And More Indian Jobs Are At Risk After COVID-19 Lockdown. Is Your Job Safe?

Apr 17, 2020 Lola Nayar

Post-lockdown, the world of work won’t be what we used to know. For many, the uncertainty of livelihood...

Delegating Specialized Clinical Work To ‘Technically Qualified’ Is A Terrible Idea

Delegating Specialized Clinical Work To ‘Technically Qualified’ Is A Terrible Idea

Apr 11, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman said that we don’t always need a doctor to give anesthesia or read scans. The idea...

Blame It On COVID-19: Of Bad Dreams And A Feeling Of Guilt And Anxiety

Blame It On COVID-19: Of Bad Dreams And A Feeling Of Guilt And Anxiety

Apr 10, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Experts suggest that these nightmares point towards a psychological flashpoint in the dreamer or the...

'I Hang My Head In Shame': Poet Rahat Indori On Attack On Health Workers In Indore

'I Hang My Head In Shame': Poet Rahat Indori On Attack On Health Workers In Indore

Apr 04, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Veteran Urdu poet Rahat Indori speaks to Salik Ahmad on the incident where stones were pelted at health...

Laboured March

Laboured March

Apr 03, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Coronavirus Lockdown: 'Money Will Last 2-3 More Days. God Knows What Will Happen After That'

Coronavirus Lockdown: 'Money Will Last 2-3 More Days. God Knows What Will Happen After That'

Mar 28, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Many daily wage labourers and workers have left the city on foot for their hometowns and villages hundreds of...

Amid Coronavirus Risk, Thousands Of Migrant Workers Queue At Delhi Bus Terminals To Leave For Hometowns

Amid Coronavirus Risk, Thousands Of Migrant Workers Queue At Delhi Bus Terminals To Leave For Hometowns

Mar 28, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Hordes of people, including women and children, with their bags on their heads and backs waited in long...

Soaring Bus Fares Exacerbate Distress Of Migrant Workers Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Soaring Bus Fares Exacerbate Distress Of Migrant Workers Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Mar 28, 2020 Salik Ahmad

At a time when migrant workers are leaving Delhi to their homes, hundreds of miles away, several bus...

Hit By Coronavirus Lockdown, 90-Year-old Kajodi Trudges Home, 400 Km Away

Hit By Coronavirus Lockdown, 90-Year-old Kajodi Trudges Home, 400 Km Away

Mar 27, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Thousands of migrant workers are leaving cities after the central government announced a three-week...

Lockdown Consequences: Panic-Buying Can Lead To Lack Of Essential Items

Lockdown Consequences: Panic-Buying Can Lead To Lack Of Essential Items

Mar 26, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Among food essentials, it was mostly bread and milk, eggs that went off the shelves at places

Meet The Corona Warriors: Chandrakanta Sharma, Jaipur's Messenger Of Good Health

Meet The Corona Warriors: Chandrakanta Sharma, Jaipur's Messenger Of Good Health

Mar 19, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Chandrakanta Sharma is a midwife and grassroots health worker who goes door to door to collect information on...

Meet The Corona Warriors: Indra Gupta, The Sarkari Doctor Aspiring To Keep Jaipur In The Pink Of Health

Meet The Corona Warriors: Indra Gupta, The Sarkari Doctor Aspiring To Keep Jaipur In The Pink Of Health

Mar 19, 2020 Salik Ahmad

Indra Gupta is the deputy chief medical and health officer of Jaipur district. And she is leading a dedicated...

Meet The Corona Warriors: How Dr Rakesh Saini Is Up And Close With The Deadly COVID-19 In Jaipur

Meet The Corona Warriors: How Dr Rakesh Saini Is Up And Close With The Deadly COVID-19 In Jaipur

Mar 19, 2020 Salik Ahmad

He wanted to be an IAS but life had other plans for him. After fighting malaria and dengue in Rajasthan...