Antarnaad magazine publishes its last edition this Diwali

Vernacular magazines like Antarnaad Diwali special magazine from Maharashtra, which published its last edition this Diwali, face a risk of shutting down. Over 100  Diwali magazines were not published this year due to covid-19  and a reduction in readership. Antarnaad Diwali magazine, with a tradition of 25 years, published its last edition this Diwali. “Readership […]

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Decrease in tourists affects businesses in Thanjavur

Tourism-based businesses in Thanjavur are badly impacted due to fewer tourists.  Thanjavur: Tourism-dependent businesses in Thanjavur district are facing losses.Tourist guide Sundar said,“I used to earn minimum Rs.1000 per day, but now it’s not possible as no tourists are visiting like earlier.  I usually guide domestic tourists from December to February every year.” Murugan, a […]

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Exhibitors make zero profit as Covid-19 hits hard

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exhibitors are going through a rough patch as they make zero profits. Vapi- Exhibitors across India, serious challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.  They are finding it difficult to get permission to display their products. With high rents and not enough response from the customers, it makes it even more difficult […]

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Furniture Stores Struggle to Compete with Online WFH culture

In-store furniture shop owners say they have been struggling to get back on their feet post-lockdown. DELHI- Furniture sales have declined due to the work-from-home (WFH) culture caused by the pandemic, say store owners.  Tarun Juyal, whose family has a 55-year-old furniture retail business in Delhi, said, “Overall, the sales have declined by 40 – […]

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Trekking Companies See a Boost Post Lockdown

Travelers choose to get away after the ease of restrictions. Jaipur: Trekking companies are seeing a surge in their clients after government eased travelling restrictions.Trekking has emerged as a safe option for  people who want to travel solo or in private groups. Gaurav, an employee of Riding Solo Company said, “During the lockdown we were […]

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Karnataka tourism slowly revives, post unlock

Package tours  resumed in June have seen takers since September. Premium and budget hotels under Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) have started operating.  Bengaluru: Tour packages under KSTDC were resumed post unlock in June and eight tours have taken off since then. “Since September, both premium and budget hotels under KSTDC are operating at […]

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Prepaid auto drivers at Cuttack station lose money

Income of prepaid service auto drivers at Cuttack Railway Station has been affected as most trains are cancelled due to the pandemic. Cuttack: Auto drivers of Cuttack railway station’s prepaid service are facing financial losses. Their income has been affected as most passenger trains have been cancelled due to the pandemic. . Sangram Singh, a […]

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Pandemic brings a tough life for potters

Potters in Lucknow face a hard time as the customers seeking sanitization do not consider their products to be safe. Lucknow- Street potters in Lucknow suffered a massive downfall in their pottery business during this season of Diwali. Potters say that the bigger shops attracted their customers which hit them hard.  People preferred bigger shops […]

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Farmers’ profits undercut by Big Tobacco

With the increase in labour, fertilizers and other costs, farmers incur losses as they fail to get good prices.  Mysuru: Tobacco farmers incur losses each year during the auction that takes place between September and March, as they don’t get good prices for what they grow.  Farmers contend that corporations in the auction quote very […]

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