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.
The wounds that cannot be seen are as important as the ones that can and have to be tended to. With May being celebrated as mental health month, The MIT Post had the opportunity to interview Ms Archana Pillai, a student counsellor at the office of Student Affairs at MAHE.