We are confident of fighting a third Covid wave, say hospitals

But lack clarity on how to treat Omicron variant In the wake of an increasing number of Covid cases in the state,hospitals in Bengaluru are confident of handling Covid-19 better than before if a third wave comes. Dr Dakshinamurti , a resident medical officer at Chinmaya Mission Hospital, informedThe Observer: “Most…hospitals are ready for a […]

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Strong parasocial ties leave fans shattered after death of celebs

These demises are a personal loss to admirers Dhruv Yadav, a man in his late twenties, did not eat for three days after his favourite actor passed away. The sudden death of Puneeth Rajkumar caused him to feel empty from within. Yadav, who never met the actor, felt as if a loved one had departed. […]

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As Covid cases subside, pending dental procedures resume

Clinics were shut during peak of the second wave Tanisha Kannan of Mysuru experienced severe toothache in mid-March. At that time, the second wave of Covid-19 was just around the corner. Terrified, she decided to postpone her visit to a dentist and tolerated the pain for some more time. To her horror, the tooth had […]

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Golu shops struggle against the charm of online shopping

Shops that can’t deliver find their sales falling After the pandemic broke out, popular “golu” shops in Bengaluru are facing stiff competition from those that can arrange online delivery. Golu is a tradition in South India to display different dolls on uneven number of cascading steps during Navaratri. During ‘Gommbe Habba’, sales skyrocket, with people […]

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WFH blurs distinction between professional and personal lives

Maintaining the balance has been tough for moms Anoop Rao, who works for a US-based bank, starts his work at 5:30 pm. His mind is clear, not clouded with the unpleasant honking of cars. He grabs a cup of coffee and secures a quiet corner in his apartment. He doesn’t have to make his way […]

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Employees develop cold feet as they return to their offices

Realization that Covid is not over is a major worry People are anxious as they return to their offices after a year and a half of working online. Mohit Kumar, a 22-year-old employee at an IT company, informed The Observer: “I felt anxious at the thought of going back to the office. But my office […]

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