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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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companies and assured them that their delivery staff will be allowed to travel easily in the city, the order was withdrawn Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.