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World Photography Day 2020: Picturing the pandemic

World Photography Day 2020: Picturing the pandemic

August 19, 2020

On World Photography Day 2020, Media India Group tells the story of struggles of ordinary persons in dealing with Covid-19 through the photographs captured during the pandemic.

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Janmashtami 2020: Delhi welcomes Lord Krishna amidst pandemic

Janmashtami 2020: Delhi welcomes Lord Krishna amid...

August 13, 2020

Even through the ongoing pandemic and fear of infections, the annual celebration of Janmashtami, witnessed enthusiasm among devotees in the national capital New Delhi. Janmashtami is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Krishna, believed to be the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishn...

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Street food vendors in distress  as Covid-19 keeps customers away

Street food vendors in distress as Covid-19 keeps...

August 10, 2020

With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and markets still witnessing a lack of regular crowd, street food vendors in Delhi suffer a financial loss like never before. ‘‘I used to earn INR 25,000 per month very easily. During festival seasons, my earnings even reached almost INR 30,...

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Delhi’s dabbawallas have little on their plate during pandemic

Delhi’s dabbawallas have little on their pla...

August 6, 2020

With educational institutes shut, students gone back to their native places and people working from home, earnings for dabbawallas in Delhi has have dropped drastically. “My only source of income is preparing and delivering food to students living as paying guests and young pro...

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All dressed up & nowhere to go: Fashion in era of pandemic

All dressed up & nowhere to go: Fashion in era...

August 3, 2020

The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have changed the meaning of fashion. With changes in day to day lifestyle, clothing and makeup trends, fashion as a key tool for mental fitness is gaining popularity. “They say there’s nothing that a red lipstick can’t fix. It has never...

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Crematorium workers handling Covid19 deaths lack basic safety equipment

Crematorium workers handling Covid19 deaths lack b...

July 30, 2020

Crematorium workers, who handle dead bodies of Covid19 victims, remain unnoticed but are important warriors in the battle against Coronavirus pandemic. Yet, these workers in Delhi lack basic safety measures to protect themselves from Covid19 virus.

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Female comedians in India battle the dark side of standup comedy

Female comedians in India battle the dark side of ...

July 27, 2020

Even as more women get into stand up comedy in India, they face online abuses, sexual harassment and physical threats from social media trolls almost every day.

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Floods overwhelm pandemic-hit Assam

Floods overwhelm pandemic-hit Assam

July 23, 2020

Assam’s annual ritual of devastating floods comes on the back of a sharp spike in the number of coronavirus cases. Now a cocktail of the two dangers threatens not just millions of humans but also puts in peril the state’s rich wildlife.

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Errant students, painful parents & long hours: Hallmark of online classes for teachers

Errant students, painful parents & long hours...

July 17, 2020

Online classes sound very hip and cool, but they have doubled the workload for teachers, who may not be in the limelight during the pandemic. Yet, they have been waging an impressive battle to keep the classes going on even as they face abuse from school managements, students and...

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Police brutality in India is on the rise & Indian judges are fast asleep, says Colin Gonsalves, human rights lawyer

Police brutality in India is on the rise & In...

July 10, 2020

Senior advocate of Supreme Court of India Colin Gonsalves has long fought for justice for common people and taken up human rights violation cases with a vengeance. Founder of Human Rights Law Network, says police brutality has risen unbridled in India due to a nexus between polic...

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