The hospitality sector still hungry a year after Covid-19

With the second wave of Covid-19 looming over the heads of everybody, the hospitality sector in Karnataka looks at the long road ahead of the revival. Bengaluru: When the lockdown was imposed in March 2020, Anil Kumar, the owner of Udupi Taaja Tindi, a small restaurant in Bengaluru did not know that he would have […]

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Education these days, a digital divide

Since everything went online in 2020, education and learning has come within our comfortable reach which is our homes. But for many this digitalisation has made education inaccessible.  In a diversity, where migrants who have no awareness regarding education and technology, also live migrants who are trying to learn more each day.  Regarding the migrant […]

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Second wave cracks down on already struggling garment workers

Right when everyone thought India’s battle with covid-19 was a success story, the second wave struck the country turned it into a cautionary tale and left the future of garment works in the dark. Bengaluru: With wages she earned as a garment worker at one of the manufacturing units, in Bangalore, Rajama said she normally […]

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Pandemic left migrant workers jobless and vulnerable to exploitation

Bengaluru – The 22-year-old Rajan Kumar from Bihar came to Bengaluru for his livelihood. Bengaluru  is estimated to have more than 3 lakh migrant workers like Rajan, with 70% of them from the north and north-east India. The last census and migration data, stated that over half of  Bengaluru’s population consists of migrant workers. The […]

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The pandemic has been hard for Asia’s largest marble market

As workers go home, work comes to a halt. New Delhi: Asia’s largest marble market in Kishangarh, Rajasthan, is badly affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Loading and unloading of lorries has completely stopped as labourers have returned home. Himanshu Ladha, one of the partners at Universal Global Impex (UGI), a manufacturer and exporter of […]

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Indians who enrolled in Canada varsities in 2020 are stranded

Travel ban came after they had made bookings. Gujarat: Several students who were to leave for Canada are now left stranded due to ban on flights from India. Alpa Agath, a student, said: “A few universities in Canada have a rule that if a student studies more than half of a course from outside the […]

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Door-to-Door Covid-19 surveys without equipment

Mysuru district administration launched door-to-door surveys, but most of these surveys are being conducted without thermal scanners or pulse oximeters. Mysuru: Sheila, an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) worker was screamed at during a door-to-door health survey in Mysuru because she did not have a working pulse oximeter, and she did not have a thermal […]

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