Coronavirus lockdown

Delhi’s dabbawallas have little on their plate during pandemic

Delhi’s dabbawallas have little on their plate during pandemic

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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Khan Market’s shopkeepers & shoppers remain cautious

Khan Market’s shopkeepers & shoppers remain cautious

June 8, 2020

Monday was the first day when New Delhi’s iconic Khan Market was fully reopened for business, after over 75 days of severe restrictions. But neither the shopkeepers nor the shoppers looked at ease.

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Maharashtra government organises special buses for migrants

Maharashtra government organises special buses for migrants

May 13, 2020

For the third day running, the Maharashtra government organised over 100 buses to ferry migrants who have been blocked in Mumbai ever since the lockdown was announced nearly two months ago. The crowds had begun gathering at the junction of highway to Nashik at Majiwada in Thane c...

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First migrant special train leaves from Mumbai to Basti

First migrant special train leaves from Mumbai to Basti

May 8, 2020

On the 44th day since the lockdown began, leaving millions of migrants stranded, Mumbai saw the first special train ferrying 1,140 migrants back to their homes in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh.

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Virtual weddings to overcome real lockdowns

Virtual weddings to overcome real lockdowns

April 23, 2020

April marks the beginning of wedding season in India. But with the lockdown ruling out large gatherings, some couples are turning to the digital space to tie the knot.

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