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Festival artisans are in the doldrums this Durga Puja

With idols downsized and celebrations muted, their annual income is severely reduced WITH the onset of India‚Äôs biggest festive season – Durga Puja, Dussehra and Diwali – there are strict guidelines in place for the celebrations. Most states and the central government are also nudging organisers to cut down on excesses. Festivities will be restrained, …

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10 unforgettable tales of lockdown despair

You can help ease the pain by contributing to our Covid relief missions WE have all heard countless stories of the anguish caused by the nationwide lockdown due to the Coronavirus spread, especially to poor communities.  And migrant labourers and daily wage earners have taken the brunt of it, most abandoned by their employers, evicted…

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