Benevolence in the times of Coronavirus

With masks being a perplexing concept for the poor, distribution of free masks has helped this municipality battle the corona blues. By Savyata Mishra When the nation’s poor is battered by the ongoing lockdown and millions of migrant workers are still stuck in camps far away from their homes, the chairperson of a tiny municipality […]

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Lockdown says a big ‘NO NO’ to Malayalam New year

Amidst the worldwide lockdown due to Coronavirus, Kerala sees a monotonous New Year with no gathering or celebration of the eve. Excluding this year, every year on the day of Malayalam New Year, also known as Vishu-the harvest festival, Malayalis wore new clothes, prepared ‘Sadhya’ (a lavish meal) and burst crackers to celebrate. They visited temples […]

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Nationwide lockdown extended till May 3

The Prime Minister’s announcement came on the day the ongoing 21-day lockdown comes to an end and the number of coronavirus cases cross 10,000 mark. By Shivani Verma Shivamogga: Prime Minister Narendra Modi  has extended the nationwide lockdown by 19 days and urged citizens to follow the guidelines. In his address, he said, “I know […]

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All lights on COVID-19 patients

With the focus of the healthcare system on those affected by COVID-19, health issues of other patients are being ignored. By Batchu Rushali The pandemic has led to a drastic shift of medical attention towards COVID-19 patients leading to lack of medical facilities for other health issues like hypertension, diabetes, lung and heart illnesses. Pratima […]

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OTT platforms run over the top

Over the top streaming websites register a massive increase in its viewership across the world during the lockdown. OTT platforms like Zee5, Voot, Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. saw an upsurge in their viewership and subscription during the period of lockdown. People are turning to their smartphone screens to entertain themselves. Tanya Agarwal, a student […]

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