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We are so so excited to have the lovely @pauseforperspective clinical psychologist take over our Instagram to answer some of your questions around the lockdown, isolation, mental health and more!! Send us your questions!! #connections #communities #covid19 #care #mutualaid

COVID19 FAQs

On Sunday, April 12th, Aarathi Selvan of Pause for Perspective took over our Instagram handle to answer some of the questions we received on COVID19 and our mental health. Some of the questions she answered were: I might be fired/stuck in this job that I hate ; Will my boyfriend and I survive this distance? I am scared; How to maintain routine; I am Single, alone and I miss my family.

We are an NGO called The Curio-city Collective (www.thecuriocitycollective.org) and we work on well-being in Indian cities. This Sunday, we are so excited to be organising a Zoom call with iCALL. iCALL, an initiative of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), provides professional and free counselling through telephone, email and chat to anyone in need of emotional support.   Aparna Joshi, Assistant Professor, TISS, Project Director iCALL & Sukoon and Tanuja Babre, Coordinator of iCALL will talk to us about the psychosocial impact of COVID19 on our lives and how we can explore collective care in these times.  When: April 19th, 11 am to 12 noon   Once you register for the call (shorturl.at/joZ79), we will send you the zoom link via email.  Thank you and stay safe!  Warmly, Team The Curio-city Collective (TCC)

Connection and care

On April 19th, we organised a Zoom call with iCALL Helpline’s Aparna Joshi, Assistant Professor, TISS, Project Director iCALL & Sukoon and Tanuja Babre, Coordinator of iCALL to talk to us about the psychosocial impact of COVID19 on our lives and how to explore collective care in these times. You can listen to the excerpt here.

A walk through  the process of mapping our pods in times of COVID19. Instagram live on Sunday, April 26th  11 am to 12 noon. The POD MAPPING tool was developed by Mia Mingus for the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective. Visit our website: www.thecuriocitycollective.org for more resources

Pod mapping

On April 26th, we organised an Instagram live on Pod Mapping. A “pod” is a microcosm of “community.” Since it’s more concrete, it’s easier to get organized—to connect, make a plan, and follow through if and when it’s needed. It’s who you’d turn to for support and who would turn to you. These groups mayor may not overlap. You may also have different pods for different situations. You can read our resource here.

With Raviraj Shetty, a dive into children's books with a focus on connecting and caring for nature When: May 9 and 10 Where: Instagram @CurioCityCollective Raviraj is a firm believer of the truth that Unicorns exist, a picture book hoarder, a mary oliver lover and happens to be an occupational therapist and a library educator. He believes from his heart that all the problems of this world are rooted in oppressive systems and not in our bodies and our identities.

Connecting with nature through books

We organised a wonderful weekend special with Raviraj Shetty on our Instagram on May 9th and May10th as they took us for a long walk down a road of children’s books and nature. It was a magical ride of engaging with books and bringing us closer to nature! Read the books they recommended here.

ID: A graphic for a webinar that has the following text: Caring for our planet. Intentional Living: How we can start to realign with nature The environmental outcomes of the lockdown, such as clean air and water, has made many of us reconsider our relationship with the natural world. It has also created an opportunity to rethink how we live and consume, what choices we make and the impact this has on the planet. From the kind of home cleaning liquids we use to how we treat our household waste to how we engage with and understand our immediate environments, every decision adds up. Join our Webinar with three fantastic guests as we discuss these issues, the value of individual effort and actions you can take to get started on realigning with nature. Join us on Saturday, May 30 at 11 am with Poonam Bir Kasturi, Founder, CEO & Compostwali, Daily Dump Shruti Sunderraman, Journalist, Writer, Editor Dr Vandana Krishnamurthy, Founder, UrbanMali Network Register here: shorturl.at/chijL On the top right is the TCC logo. On the bottom right is a sketch of a plant.

Intentional Living: How we can start to realign with nature

We are organising a webinar on May 30 at 11 am. We will be exploring how we live and consume, what choices we make and the impact this has on the planet. From the kind of home cleaning liquids we use to how we treat our household waste to how we engage with and understand our immediate environments, every decision adds up. Join our Webinar with three fantastic guests. Register here.


Thank you Aparna Joshi and Tanuja Babre for your helpful answers. How to connect and care for others during the lockdown has been a major question I have had from the beginning of the lockdown. In fact, I have started writing about this on a blog in an effort to answer and explore this question further. And TCC’s podcasts and this conversation have been very helpful for me.

Rhea K


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