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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Off the streets with no relief, pandemic shatters street vendors

As the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic hits India, street vendors, an already devastated part of the Indian society, fear losing their livelihood completely. Bangalore: Rangana, a fruit and vegetable vendor, has been vending on HSR Layout 18th cross for five years. When COVID-19 hit, and the lockdown was announced across the city, Rangana, amongst […]

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Lockdowns disrupt logistics, hit biz of e-comm cos and vendors

In Karnataka, there is little clarity on what essentials are. New Delhi: Restricted logistics because of Covid lockdowns has badly affected the business of e-commerce platforms and vendors. Ritik Varma, assistant marketing manager, e-commerce operations, at the Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, informed, “We aren’t getting goods from vendors on time. We have large operations in […]

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Women Entrepreneurs changing the dynamics of the Indian Society

Less known women entrepreneurs of our country, creating history by standing against all odds and doing great in their businesses.  Vapi– Out of 58.5 million entrepreneurs in India, women in business only comprise of 8.05 million. As per the sixth economic census released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. In India, the number […]

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Bamboo clusters of Bengaluru struggle to keep the craft alive

Bamboo artisans are fighting the pandemic while still doing their hardest to keep the bamboo art going. Bangalore: Sitting cross-legged on the road opposite Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS hospital) near VV Puram, 70 year old Mariyamma, a bamboo artisan, gently cuts long bamboo blades and removes long sticks of bamboo with a small […]

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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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Oil & fuel prices in India may spike due to further sanctions on Iran

Gulf of Mexico storm alert could also play a part. Haryana: Oil and fuel prices in India are expected to increase after the expiry of Iran’s nuclear monitoring deal with the UN. Another causative factor could be a storm alert in the Gulf of Mexico. As per a Reuters report, the US National Hurricane Centre […]

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Pandemic boosts gig economy, regulations struggle to keep up

The pandemic has shaken up the country’s labor force and upended traditional employment, shifting the focus to gig economy jobs — or on-demand, part-time work given to contract workers. It has forced workers from mainstream jobs to pursue gig work for additional – or even primary – income during the pandemic. The reluctant adoption of these technologies and platforms has begun to blur the lines between freelancing and traditional employment.

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