WFH Makes E-waste Recyclers Suffer

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent work-from-homes have pushed the electronic waste industry into limbo. Bengaluru: Salim Pasha, one of the directors at the Eco E-waste Recyclers, ran his business successfully for the past 11 years from Nayandahalli, Bengaluru,  with relative calm until the pandemic hit. From trading in 10-15 tonnes of e-waste every  month, […]

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A virus disguised as a threat for some and bliss for others

By Savyata Mishra The global COVID-19 outbreak is many things; but “just another bad flu season” is not one of them. While it gave some a much-needed break from work, for others, nothing changed except their workplace, which had now shifted to their homes. For some, it meant walking miles and crossing borders to reach home […]

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Infodemic accompanies the pandemic

Social stigma is arising out of misinformation and panic surrounding the pandemic. By Jagriti Parakh The coronavirus outbreak is causing fear and apprehension leading to discrimination against people and communities. It is also promoting social isolation and stigma. All this has climaxed into increased enmity and disorder within the society. Many people who are/were affected […]

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Mental health in the time of a pandemic outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak has stimulated several issues related to mental health in the country. Srijita Sen April 15,2020 India: Social isolation, fear of losing jobs, the ongoing economic crisis and an uncertain future has impacted the mental health of many across the country. With schools and colleges shut, exams cancelled, things look hazy for students […]

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Insurance coverage for pandemic, T&Cs applied

While most health insurance policies in India are now providing cover for COVID-19, there are many terms and conditions that arise only at the time of processing claims.  By Jagriti Parakh Despite insurance companies providing protection cover to individuals for medical treatment in case of coronavirus infection, many people end up paying out of their […]

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Sex-Workers Struggle to Survive Amid Lockdown

The nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 has impacted various sections of society and the red-light area workers are no different.      By Labani Mahanandy Kolkata: With the lockdown being extended to April 30 across the country, the sex workers struggled to survive, and have had to bear its brunt. Sonagachi—in West Bengal, is the largest red-light […]

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