pandemic

Senior citizens on International Day of Older Persons 2020: Anxious, abandoned & ailing

Senior citizens on International Day of Older Persons 2020: Anxious, abandoned & ailing

October 1, 2020

“Most of the older persons here have lost their sense of general awareness and don’t understand what the pandemic is all about. Since it is difficult to make them understand the risks involved and how to take precautions to keep themselves safe, we have no option but to keep ...

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BeepTrace: Solution to privacy issues in Covid19 contact tracing

BeepTrace: Solution to privacy issues in Covid19 contact tracing

September 29, 2020

With aggregated phone tracking helping governments fight coronavirus, the next wave of technology is digital contract tracing. However, due to the nature of contact tracing, privacy is a major concern, significantly affecting uptake of contact tracing applications across the glob...

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Industries that pipped the pandemic

Industries that pipped the pandemic

September 20, 2020

“I stopped taking food from local tiffin service since April. I switched to ordering from Swiggy regularly as it assured me of following all possible safety and hygiene measures including the body temperature of the delivery person and cleanliness rating of the restaurant I ord...

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Binge watching on rise in India: DAN report

Binge watching on rise in India: DAN report

September 20, 2020

India’s on demand digital streaming industry surpassed the national film industry in terms of both viewership and growth. With entertainment gone online coupled with a surge in online gamers, the pandemic has proven to be a fillip to the sector with consumers confined to their ...

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Five ancient Indian board games

Five ancient Indian board games

September 14, 2020

The Covid-19 lockdown has forced people to stay home for more than five months, resulting in an unprecedented rise in gaming, both the new online ones as well as the online versions of traditional indoor board games. Ludo King has become one of the most downloaded games in India....

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Venice Film Festival 2020: Few films, fewer fans

Venice Film Festival 2020: Few films, fewer fans

September 11, 2020

As the world grapples with the deadly coronavirus disease, the organisation of the 77th edition of Venice Film Festival was the first, tentative step towards normalcy and resumption of international gatherings. At the beginning of the year, Italy & Venice in particular had em...

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Suffrage centennial but wait for a female US President goes on

Suffrage centennial but wait for a female US President goes on

August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020 marks a century of voting rights for women in the United States. Yet, unlike many other developed or even developing countries, the US is yet to elect a woman as its President or even vice president. While the likelihood of getting a female vice president is still...

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Bidita Bag salutes coronawarriors in Pandemic video

Bidita Bag salutes coronawarriors in Pandemic video

August 21, 2020

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz fame actress Bidita Bag presents the tumultuous experience of life in a pandemic through a video on YouTube and Instagram. Working on fashion photographer Somsubhro Sarkaar’s concept of mime art and photography, Bag paid tribute to the nation’s Coronawa...

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Idle idol makers of Delhi

Idle idol makers of Delhi

August 20, 2020

August is normally the busiest time for idol makers in India as the festival season is just around the corner. Idol makers would be busy giving final touches to their Ganesha or even Durga idols around this time. But this year their livelihood is in peril due to Covid19 pandemic,...

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COVID-19: University campus advisory released

COVID-19: University campus advisory released

March 16, 2020

Campuses of universities and colleges are characterised by the most powerful communities of students and the faculties co-existing together.

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