Creators of Madhubani paintings struggle as demand dries up

Some earn more working as domestic help Bihar: Maithili artists, the makers of the world-famous Madhubani paintings, are struggling to survive as their only source of income – the sale of artefacts – has decreased during the pandemic. “Art is taught to us from childhood and it’s an heirloom,” said Kanak Jha, a Maithili artist. “We […]

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Women’s Rights activists decry Goa court comments

In a court order published on Tuesday, the Goa District and Sessions Court states the victim’s behaviour in the Tarun Tejpal case was not normal for a sexually assaulted person. Bangalore: The court order that was published on Tuesday, that acquited Tarun Tejpal, former editor-in-chief of Tehelka, on charges of sexual assault against his colleague […]

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A year of education lapse, thanks to digital divide

With limited or no means to continue their learning, slum children skip a year’s education.     The pandemic highlights how digital divide could halt education, the most basic necessity of Bangalore’s slums’ upgrading. The schools have remained shut due to the onset of the pandemic. They were shut until December 2020, when the Karnataka government […]

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Revival of immunity boosters in time of Covid

With over a year into the pandemic, immunity has become the new obsession. There has been a newfound support and acceptance for immunity boosters. But science says that immunity boosters are a hoax. Bengaluru: The year 2020 will be remembered as the year which changed everything. The World Health Organisation (WHO) on 11 March 2020, […]

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Bengaluru women alone suffer the burden of family planning

The health department of Karnataka achieved half of its mandated targets of sterilization, condom distribution in 2018-2019. For me, family planning is about the ideal family: parents and two children, said Latika Chaudhury (40), a senior coordinator and homemaker from Electronic City. “(Family) planning is required not only for planning the number of children, but […]

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Fear of Covid-19 makes cancer patient suffer

Cancer patients were afraid to visit a hospital because of the fear of COVID-19 which led them into an advanced cancer stage Nearly 20% of the newly diagnosed patients are coming up late for the follow ups after entering the advanced stage of cancer which sometimes becomes hard to cure and sometimes even incurable. Recently […]

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Survivors of Covid-19 are grappling with their mental health

Covid-19 survivors are struggling with their mental health due to anxiety, depression and PTSD.   Bangalore:  It was late October, 2020 when 50-year-old Dr. Sampa Sen, first got a mild cough. Slowly, as days passed by, she got weaker and weaker. At one point of time, she got so weak that she couldn’t get up […]

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Rural people struggle: Nearest vaccination Centers occupied

People in rural areas are unable to book slots online, giving way to people living in urban areas. Kullu: People in the rural areas of Kullu are struggling to book vaccination slots. At present, the district has 14 Centers, with 100 slots available per day in each center. But according to a PHC in Bajaura, […]

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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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Covid-19: Students lose one year of schooling

Students are not able to recall whatever was taught to them in schools during the pre-Covid era and their books remain intact. Bengaluru: Ganesha, a seven years old child took at least two minutes to recall the word written in his second standard English book, then he recognized and mumbled ‘motorbike’ in My House Chapter. […]

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