In the midst of talk about the threats of global warming, food insecurity, an onslaught of genetically modified crops, farmer suicides, a lack of urban waste management, dwindling green spaces and rising stress levels in our city landscapes, an inspired group of Indians from Mumbai’s urban jungle banded together to lead the walk towards an urban gardening movement.
Meet Siddharth Sthalekar, who was orchestrating this “generosity enterprise” with ease. About three years ago, he was the co-head of the derivatives trading desk and the head of algorithmic trading at Edelweiss Capital. A typical day for this financier then would begin when the gong woke up Dalal Street at 9 am.
Justice J S Verma, the much respected jurist who died of multiple organ failure on Monday at the age of 80, was cremated yesterday with state honour in New Delhi. He was the former Chief Justice of India and ex-Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
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He campaigns alone, door to door, on a bicycle from dawn to dusk and even beyond.
Software engineer Nagesh Vilas Sakhare (29), quit his job in a Singapore multinational and joined Dell India, Bangalore, a few months ago. He has taken a two-month sabbatical to try his luck in the elections.