Covid-19 pandemic

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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Corona times: Saving a stranded Spaniard

Corona times: Saving a stranded Spaniard

April 7, 2020

At a time when the entire nation is under a lockdown and all airports shut following the Coronavirus outbreak, a Spanish national will be able to be reunited with his family, thanks to a special flight that will leave Mumbai this Thursday.

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‘Mumbai Police is at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19’

‘Mumbai Police is at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19’

April 4, 2020

Facing an unprecedented situation, the women and men of Mumbai Police are trying to maintain a humane approach while dealing with lockdown from the front, says additional commissioner of police (South zone) Nishith Mishra.

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Social distancing: A luxurious myth for most

Social distancing: A luxurious myth for most

March 31, 2020

While the government has been advocating social distancing as an effective tool in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, it is at worst a myth and at best a luxury for most of the poor in urban India.

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Coronavirus in Kashmir: Lockdown amidst shutdown

Coronavirus in Kashmir: Lockdown amidst shutdown

March 28, 2020

Even though international organisations like RSF and Amnesty International have called the internet shutdown in J&K a ‘potentially criminal’ move during a pandemic, the Indian government continues to keep internet and mobile data communications out of the reach of the res...

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