coronavirus pandemic in India

Coronavirus robs tourist guides of their livelihood

Coronavirus robs tourist guides of their livelihood

March 31, 2021

“Even though we are not frontline workers fighting against the pandemic, we are the frontline workers of the tourism industry, but our plight was completely ignored by the government,” Gopal Sharma, a French speaking tourist guide operating in Rajasthan, tells Media India Gro...

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Workations: When work from home is away from home

Workations: When work from home is away from home

August 30, 2020

For millions of Indian professionals who have been cooped up in their homes since March due to coronavirus pandemic, a break from home in the shape of workations is turning to be a life-saver for them. ‘‘Though coming back home for such a long time and enjoying the luxuries t...

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Independence Day 2020: New Normal and Better Normal

Independence Day 2020: New Normal and Better Normal

August 15, 2020

As India marks its 74th independence day, it is an occasion to see how far have we come since our ‘tryst with destiny’ began on that fateful day of August 15, 1947. For a nation ruled by foreign powers for centuries, 74 years of independence is not a lot of time. But in a rel...

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Remembering the rebel poet, Rahat Indori

Remembering the rebel poet, Rahat Indori

August 12, 2020

Famed poet and lyricist, Rahat Indori, passed away due to cardiac arrest on August 11, a day after he tested positive for Covid-19. His poem and couplets remain more relevant and rage louder than ever today. Sabhi ka khoon shaamil hai yahan ki mitti mein, kisike baap ka Hindustan...

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Pandemic-hit priests pray for devotees

Pandemic-hit priests pray for devotees

July 22, 2020

Though most temples have reopened after having stayed closed for over three months, full-time priests find it difficult to make ends meet as most of believers stay away.

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

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

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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Censoring coronavirus coverage: Increased attacks on journalists

Censoring coronavirus coverage: Increased attacks on journalists

July 15, 2020

As in a few other countries, journalists reporting on coronavirus pandemic in India have been threatened, attacked & jailed by a nervous government.

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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 & Indian judges are fast asleep, says Colin Gonsalves, human rights lawyer

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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How Doctors For You joined the battle against Covid-19 in Mumbai

How Doctors For You joined the battle against Covid-19 in Mumbai

July 2, 2020

As India marked National Doctors Day on Wednesday, Dr Vaishali Venu, a practising doctor and president of Doctors For You, an NGO, recounts the life during the pandemic.

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Substance abuse in India rises during Covid-19

Substance abuse in India rises during Covid-19

June 26, 2020

Drug abuse, one of the key banes of Indian youth, is set to become a bigger menace during Coronavirus pandemic.

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Oberoi Rajvilas conjures a magical memorable moment in midst of Coronavirus pandemic

Oberoi Rajvilas conjures a magical memorable moment in midst of Coronavirus pandemic

June 24, 2020

Dining out during the pandemic comes with several formalities and tedious processes, but the right place, the right occasion and the right personnel can make it a magical moment.

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With people locked in there might be a new wave of attention to art, says Sujata Bajaj

With people locked in there might be a new wave of attention to art, says Sujata Bajaj

June 18, 2020

Having lived and worked in Paris for over 30 years, Sujata Bajaj is one of the leading names in the list of Indian artists overseas. Though her base is Paris, Bajaj has been regularly visiting and working in the Middle East, notably Dubai, UK and the United States and of course I...

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