Weavers turn to other jobs during Covid

With minimum consumer demand and government assistance, handloom weavers have shifted to other jobs during Covid-19. During Covid, weavers in the city shifted to work as security guards or auto drivers due to financial distress. “I started driving an auto-rickshaw from January 2021 because I used to earn Rs.100 -150 daily from weaving which was […]

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Malls regain business, thanks to festivities

The festive season in Bangalore helped shopping malls to get back good revenues but they still have not reached the pre-pandemic levels. Malls saw more footfall during the festive season as more people shopped from malls, unlike last year, when most of the malls were shut and people shopped online, said mall officials. “The festival […]

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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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Clouds of price hike may eclipse solar industry

Government-proposed duties on imported photovoltaic (PV) modules would raise their price by 40 percent in 2022. Bengaluru: Solar energy consultants and experts say that a drop in supply of PV modules from China and government-imposed duties would temporarily raise the price of solar projects in the months ahead. The rise in prices will be preceded […]

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