Single screen theatres look before they leap

The Karnataka Film Chamber wants new safety protocols with resumption of 100 percent occupancy in cinema halls. Theatres and viewers have been callous with the safety guidelines as cinemas re-open with 100 per cent occupancy. Prema, a film enthusiast said she had visited Cauvery theatre thrice since the restriction has been lifted. “There haven’t been […]

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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 udhaari for stationery business any longer

Stationery businesses are facing losses because of non -payment of the goods sold on credit basis. The distributer chain of stationery manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers has stopped selling goods through the credit system. Prakash, 30, a wholesaler at Avenue Road said that the credit system is dying because after the first lockdown, businesses have not […]

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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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N95 masks’ price still unregulated, poor people struggle

Unregulated pricing of N95 masks has led to people adopting unhygienic measures like reusing disposable masks. Poor people keep reusing disposable masks as N95 masks are expensive. Moreover, the price of N95 masks is not regulated. People from underprivileged backgrounds and the migrant laborers use disposable masks for seven days or more as they are […]

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Bengaluru artists bear the brunt of COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, local artists are unable to earn money to buy art materials and afford necessities. Bengaluru artists have lost customers and money due to COVID-19. Customers spent less on art due to the economic slowdown during the pandemic and so artists struggled financially, losing jobs and exposure in the industry. Puttaraju D has […]

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