Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicKirana shops

Topic: kirana shops

You’re not imagining it, Maggi to Vim bar—FMCGs are getting smaller. Shrinkflation is here

The chips, cola, detergent and namkeen you’re buying are getting more expensive. You’re just not noticing it, thanks to shrinkflation.

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

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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