Divya A reports on travel, tourism, culture and social issues – not necessarily in that order – for The Indian Express. She’s been a journalist for over a decade now, working with Khaleej Times and The Times of India, before settling down at Express. Besides writing/ editing news reports, she indulges her pen to write short stories. As Sanskriti Prabha Dutt Fellow for Excellence in Journalism, she is researching on the lives of the children of sex workers in India.
On July 6, as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) opened more than 2,000 centrally protected monuments across the country, the Taj Mahal and other monuments in Agra remained shut, with the district administration expressing concern over the spread of the virus.
While those in Khan Market, Hauz Khas Village and Connaught Place are dealing with individual landlords, those in malls and shopping arcades are awaiting a collective deal from the respective leasing companies.
Riyaaz Amlani, CEO and MD of Impresario Handmade Restaurants, which also owns other brands like Social, Mocha and Ishaara, said with Unlock 1.0 coming in the middle of the pandemic, "restaurateurs are in a Catch-22 situation".