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Surbhi Gupta


Explained: Everything you need to know about livestreaming e-commerce
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the limited access to brick-and-mortar stores, has given a big boost to what is called livestreaming e-commerce. It is an amalgamation of several tech trends —— streaming, influencers, social media and e-commerce.

Explained: How the Covid-19 pandemic has changed consumer behaviour
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

Falling incomes coupled with low optimism about the economy is making Indian consumers spend more on essentials, such as grocery and household supplies, and cutting back on categories like apparel, footwear, and travel.

Kitchen to Table: From exotic breads to classics like biryani, home cooks in Delhi are delivering delicious meals
Tue, Jul 07, 2020

There’s no stopping enterprising foodies as they offer multi-cuisine choices to their neighbours, from mutton korma to home-made gelatos

IIC chief librarian, who formed poetry society, dies of Covid-19
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Dr Hari Krishen Kaul was known for forming DELNET, a network of over 1,500 libraries in South Asia, in 1988, and was the founder-member and president of the Poetry Society (India), which he set up in 1984, along with poets Keshav Malik, J P Das and Lakshmi Kannan.

Fan base gone, TikTok stars hit but ready for options: ‘App is banned, not talent’
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

Big brands such as Pepsi, Puma, Clean and Clear, Flipkart and Myntra, among others, also run their campaigns on the app through hashtag promotion, influencer outreach and home screen ads.

Unfair & Lovely, Unilever admits, will change cream name
Fri, Jun 26, 2020

The move comes in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, and protests in the US after the death of George Floyd, which has compelled companies, globally, to reassess their businesses and marketing strategies for signs of racism, colourism and discrimination.

It is very difficult to stay positive in Kashmir: Singer-songwriter Ali Saffudin
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

One of the most popular artistes in Kashmir, Ali Saffudin talks about his latest single, his journey as a musician and protest art in the Valley.

Oxygen cylinders to isolation wards: As cases rise in Delhi, some RWAs take matters into their own hands
Sun, Jun 14, 2020

In S block of Greater Kailash-1, residents have tied up with a local hospital 10 minutes away to help with oxygen cylinders.

Zoya brings out the emotional side of a wildlife conservationist working in the heart of India
Mon, May 25, 2020

It was in a trip as part of his college’s nature club in 2007 when filmmaker Sahirr Sethhi, 32, first visited Kanha and Bandhavgarh tiger reserves. “Not only did I learn more about tiger conservation, but also those who dedicate their lives to save the tiger,” he says.

How citizens are helping migrants stranded by the coronavirus lockdown
Tue, May 19, 2020

By pitching into the crisis, the volunteers have felt the scale of deprivation acutely.

Designing book covers with tigers, nail paints and all things green
Tue, May 12, 2020

When Philadelphia-based Thom Stead is not designing streets, he’s re-designing book covers and in turn, living many lives.

The literary community is offering talks and storytelling sessions online
Wed, Apr 29, 2020

Find out what the roundup looks like.

No Old Delhi treats, Ramzan a muted affair this year
Mon, Apr 27, 2020

The Ramzan treats at Old Delhi's Jama Masjid area are popular across India, says Akram Qureshi, owner of Al Jawahar and president of Matia Mahal Shopkeepers’ Association. “Par woh raunak toh ab nahi hai... ek khalipan hai,” he says.

Why the lockdown has heightened our anxieties
Sun, Apr 26, 2020

The walled-in life to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has led to a spike in mental-health issues. From patients regressing in their treatment to people with no prior history finding themselves unable to cope with the uncertainty, notes from a world at unease

How home delivery companies & e-commerce business are working out insurance funds, healthcare benefits for riders
Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Online grocer Grofers is “extending fixed payouts & medical benefits” for delivery and warehouse personnel, in case they test positive.

A book a day keeps the blues away; Your lockdown reading is here
Fri, May 29, 2020

Reading is a solitary act, but during the lockdown, you can be alone together with other book lovers, thanks to these digital initiatives

Nowhere to Ride
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

With most restaurants closed, delivery riders are finding it hard to make ends meet

New order for e-retailers will be out soon: Delhi Police
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

A day after Delhi Police held a meeting with representatives of several e-commerce companies and assured them that their delivery staff will be allowed to travel easily in the city, the order was withdrawn Thursday afternoon.

Delhi: After complaints, police say will make e-retailers’ life easier
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The move comes a day after major confusion was seen on the streets, with online retailers such as Grofers, FreshToHome and 1mg telling The Indian Express that their staff were harassed and their warehouses sealed.

Lockdown in Delhi: Grocery e-tailers resume ops, say ‘expect slow services’
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

While early Wednesday, e-commerce company Flipkart announced in a blog post that it had suspended operations, Group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy later in the evening said they will resume grocery and essentials service.

Trucks stuck, rail staff stopped, online delivery staff assaulted: Essential supplies hit hurdle
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: While goods trains fall in the exempted category, freight services too were hit as states did not mention ‘Railways’ as essential service in their respective orders.

Coronavirus: How food and grocery delivery services are following social distancing
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Food and grocery aggregators are bracing for the lockdown by turning to contactless deliveries and cashless transactions.

Author Gunjan Veda on her latest book and documenting the art and music of Dalit communities
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

She also speaks on need to reclaim lost traditions

‘I wanted to create a non-Western-centric post-apocalyptic world,’ says Sophia Khan
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Sophia Khan's book The Flight of the Arconaut, was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and the Karachi Literature Festival Getz Pharma Fiction Prize.

The surprising Bengali connection of a Braj sweet shop in Delhi’s Kamla Nagar
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Lala Ram Prasad, the founder of Shri Banke Bihari Brijwasi Rasgulle Waale, trained at the legendary KC Das in Kolkata.