Music unheard in the pandemic

Even as lockdown restrictions ease, independent musicians struggle to perform live concerts in restaurants and clubs. Independent musicians in the city lost their performing opportunities at hotels and restaurants due to the pandemic. Most of them shifted from music to other occupations, to earn their bread. Sachin Banandur, a drummer with the band Parvaaz in […]

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Post Covid surge in organ donations

Karnataka has seen a 60 percent increase in organ donations post the pandemic. Karnataka is witnessing an increase in the number of organ donations. Yet the numbers aren’t enough to cater to the patients waiting for transplants. Lijamol Joseph, Chief Transplant Coordinator of the State said, “Around 5045 patients are in the waiting list in […]

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Henna gets COVID’s short end of the stick

Wedding restrictions during COVID-19 hampered the business of henna designers across the country. Henna designers in India are struggling to keep their businesses alive after COVID-19 wedding restrictions led to a decrease in the number of customers. This reduced the demand for henna designers, and many people had to find other jobs. Laxman, a henna […]

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Covid fear not enough to quit smoking

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports, smoking  makes people more vulnerable to Covid19, but still  people are not quitting the habit finds Crisil report. Bengaluru: Crisil Ratings says cigarette sales have risen seven to nine percent equating to 83 billion sticks this fiscal year. A study from Lancelet says people saw the pandemic as an opportunity […]

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No Diwali for earthen lamp sellers

Customers are more inclined towards buying electric lights. The earthen lamp maker’s business has declined from 90 percent of sales to 25 percent for  the past two years. Lamp sellers blame the pandemic, along with the unwillingness of people to spend money on festivities during these tough times. Most potters and pottery shop owners suggested […]

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Burnouts no longer uncommon

According to psychologists, one out of four individuals today experience burnout. Many people are now facing increased burnouts as a result of exhaustion as they feel they  have not been able to meet expectations. Dr. Akash Vishwakarma, Clinical Psychologist at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) said, “the pandemic has triggered burnout cases […]

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