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Kanta Prasad and Badami Devi, who run Baba ka Dhaba in New Delhi's Malviya Nagar, have shot to fame since a video of their post-lockdown woes went viral | Photo: Jyoti Yadav | ThePrint

Baba ka Dhaba couple’s life has changed since viral video, but it’s not ‘bungalows & cash’

Massive crowds at Baba ka Dhaba are mostly selfie-seekers, brands are fighting sponsorship war. But the 10-member family living in two-room slum house is not complaining.

After 25 million meals for poor, chef Vikas Khanna pledges 10 million for street vendors

Under Vikas Khanna's #FeedIndia initiative, satellite kitchens have been set-up along road sides and highways to help those heading home or stranded due to the Covid lockdown.

Chai, chaat, chowmein — Indian street food won’t die, neither cholera nor corona can end it

For now, street food and Indians are going to be in a long-distance relationship. But as India slowly unlocks, the country's 30 lakh street chefs have some good news.
Street vegetable vendor shop (Representational Image) | peakpx.com

Street vendors can do for Covid-hit economy what large malls can’t

The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to rethink city living but we can’t discount the street vendors’ ability to blunt some of the economic pain.

Street food vendors are back after Covid safety training, now hoping for business to return

With Covid numbers rising in India, many people will continue to play it safe, which means a grim future for the street food business.
A vegetable vendor in New Delhi

Delhi e-rickshaw drivers, vendors turn to selling vegetables as lockdown dries up finances

Non-essential business owners have taken up this less profitable livelihood to survive lockdown. But they fear a disrupted supply chain may affect resumption of businesses.
Workers in Bangladesh

Police violence makes migrant labourers forget caste, bond economically & politically: Study

US-based researcher's survey of migrant workers in Lucknow finds that police repression induces new forms of solidarities rooted in shared experiences.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal says Delhi will become first state to implement Street Vending Act soon

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said Act will legitimise vendors and hawkers in the capital, who play an important role in the country's economy.
A roadside vendor sells festive Christmas hats and hairbands in Mumbai

Modi govt will count hawkers in job data but must improve their Ease of Doing Business too

Street vendors are micro-entrepreneurs with aspirations. But they continue to be evicted by cops and municipalities, while courts do little to help them.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
An Airbus Group SE A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo

IndiGo to trim fleet size over 2 years as Covid pandemic rages on

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said the airline hasn’t engaged in any 'major renegotiation' with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year.

Defence

File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.