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Staying Afloat in the COVID Storm—Businesses in Manipal

The pandemic has caught a lot of independent business owners off guard, with social distancing norms and lockdowns posing a major problem to their ability to attract customers to their stores. Many businesses in Manipal, have felt a lasting impact due to the giant student community leaving town and the residents having to stay at home. Read on to find out how they have coped during these trying months, and the multiple measures they have taken to ensure they can get their ventures back on track.

Suit Up! —Sitting Down with Noyal Babu

As the Manipal COVID Challenge came to a close, four students advised by two mentors emerged winners with their Hybrid Bio-Suit. Reducing the rising problems that come with plastic PPE kits, the suit uses biodegradable polymers, minimising plastic waste while maintaining the same safety levels against the deadly virus.

Stranded in a Home Away From Home

With the country gradually lifting lockdown, there is no knowing when students stranded in Manipal will be able to make their way home. Living away from family and friends for an indefinite amount of time has its pitfalls. However, MIT is doing all it can to ensure their students are well taken care of.

COVID-19 Quarantine—Locking Down New Skills

During this quarantine period, it can be difficult to come up with activities to keep ourselves busy and motivated throughout the day. Here we have compiled a list of skills, with resources and quotes from professionals, that beginners in the field can take up at home, while staying safe and healthy.

The Nation Stands Still—COVID-19 Lockdown in India

In December 2019, when news arrived from Wuhan about a deathly new strain of coronavirus, hardly anyone could have predicted the worldwide pandemic that was on the horizon. As the nation comes to a halt and health care workers battle this disease from the front lines, the migrant workers and farmers have their own struggle underway.