Vikas Khanna has made a living as a pretty boy cooking and talking up Indian food in some of the world’s spiffiest spaces. He occasionally doubles as a filmmaker, most recently showcasing his movie The Last Color at a small screening at the United Nations. But his campaign of providing 21 million (and counting) meals through Feed India across 100 cities since the lockdown was announced on March 24th has won him fresh fans. Teaming up with the National Disaster Relief Force, Khanna was able to provide readymade meals and dry rations to people at fuel stations, bus stops, leprosy centres, on railway tracks and highways, in elderly care homes and flood-ravaged cities. Controlling the logistics from New York, he collaborated with the rice brand India Gate and showed that technology can bridge distances. If there is one thing the pandemic has shown, it is that we are all interconnected and no more so than through our empathy, to the last person standing.