Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicKirana shops

Topic: kirana shops

India returns to action in Unlock 1.0 — with fever guns, new habits and longing for the old

With malls, restaurants and religious places reopening, India is uneasily but surely coming back to life, but in the shadow of the coronavirus.

How smokers are getting by without cigarettes in Covid-19 lockdown (it’s helping many quit)

Many smokers are struggling to get their daily dose of nicotine amid the lockdown. While some are grappling with withdrawal, others are using the chance to kick the butt.

New MHA order allows shops to open, but malls, liquor outlets will have to wait

The shops allowed to open will have to function with a 50% strength of workers, who will have to wear masks and follow social distancing.

‘Bhaiyya de do please’ — Covid-19 crisis is making urban India go back to kirana stores

Covid-19 lockdown is like a renaissance for neighbourhood kirana stores as the urban Indian is finding them more convenient than malls.

Top US tech investor bets on India’s kirana shops to fight Amazon, Flipkart

California-based GGV Capital, a $6.2 billion investor in some of the biggest unicorns, is backing start-ups that serve India’s tiny, family-run kiranas.

On Camera

YourTurn

Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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