Flowers wilt with no decorations in the city

With the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, flower decorators have been affected and without compensation, they find it hard to survive. Mysuru: Flower vendors, farmers, and decorators have been hit hard because of the pandemic. With no weddings and other functions, they are finding it hard to survive. “Before the pandemic, every month I used […]

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Can’t put best by date: Small sweet shops

Some small sweet shop owners believe that the best before tag for sweets is not necessary and is putting pressure on them. Kolkata: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) new directive to have ‘best before’ tags on sweets is not being followed by several sweet shop owners. Small sweetmeat shop owners said […]

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Designer boutiques face an uncertain future due to Covid-19

Small-scale designer boutiques have been affected by Covid-19 in Jaipur. Run mostly by women entrepreneurs, they are finding it difficult to get back on their feet post lockdown.  Jaipur: Boutiques in Jaipur have seen a fall in sales of customized and designer clothing because of a reduction in social events due to the pandemic. Women […]

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Pandemic Makes Lives of Sex Workers Worse

Sex Workers’ lives were badly hit due to Covid-19 making it harder for them to earn money to support their livelihood. Warangal: To enhance their business during the pandemic, a few sex workers are offering customers fully-sanitized rooms with mandatory masks. Around 130 sex workers in two areas i.e., Hasanparthy and Geesugonda of Warangal district, […]

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Online education a bane for photocopy shops

Twelve photocopy shops in and around Chathiram Bus stand struggle to run their business amid the pandemic. Tiruchirappalli: Owners of photocopy shops around Chathiram bus stand said they find it difficult to pay rent as their business has nearly come to a standstill because no schools and colleges are open. Sri Vasan Printer’s owner R […]

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Cheaper media platforms encroach on cable territory

OTT platforms, free dish DTH services have attracted many people, leaving cable operators with very few customers.  Lucknow – Private cable operators in Uttar Pradesh said they faced a 10 to 12 percent downfall in their business. This happened because people have started moving towards Over-the-top (OTT) platforms and free dish after COVID-19 hit India. […]

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Grocery shop owners face a new challenge in the pandemic

Old-time grocery shop owners are struggling as more people are opening up similar stores due to job losses during the lockdown. Kolkata: Due to the emergence of new grocery stores, existing grocery shop owners are finding it difficult to survive in this pandemic. The sudden lockdown had resulted in many job losses. As a result, […]

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Teaching the arts moves online, with better results

Online classes are becoming a new revenue stream for many fine arts educators.  Bangalore: As learning shifts online due to the pandemic, many fine arts educators have managed to add more students to their classes due to an increase in demand for learning different art forms. India has seen a 48 percent increase in online […]

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