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Festival organizers wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus wait for artisans to complete work on a clay idol of Hindu goddess Durga, ahead of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, Wednesday. (AP)
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Urban Indians are increasingly stepping out of their homes, but are still not thronging places of retail and recreation such as restaurants, cafes, shopping centres, theme parks, museums, libraries and movie theatres
Urban Indians are increasingly stepping out of their homes, but are still not thronging places of retail and recreation such as restaurants, cafes, shopping centres, theme parks, museums, libraries and movie theatres

Will retail and recreational sectors get a boost as cities unlock?

Be it at home, or in retail and recreational places, mobility in metros is now closest to the pre-pandemic normal, but sustaining it will be a challenge

In absolute numbers, the daily new infections reported by some states are still massive.
Upper castes spend the most time on religious practice, have the most time to watch television and use other media, and have the most leisure time. (Priyanka Parasher/Mint)
Upper castes spend the most time on religious practice, have the most time to watch television and use other media, and have the most leisure time. (Priyanka Parasher/Mint)

Your caste and class determines how you spend time

Women do the majority of unpaid work, but other divisions also affect how Indians spend their day, official data shows

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election meeting, ahead of Bihar Assembly elections.
Spectators take images of a British Airways Boeing 747 as it does a flypast over London Heathrow airport on it's final flight.  (REUTERS)
Road accidents cost India dearly. The age group of 18 to 45 is involved in 70% of them, shows government data. Photo: PTI
Indians wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk in a market in Jammu, India, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP)
Children hang their face masks in the nets and play a game of soccer during the COVID-19 pandemic in Kochi, Kerala, India (AP)
A farmer with her daughter harvest the yield from a field growing multiple crops on the outskirts of Bangalore
A farmer with her daughter harvest the yield from a field growing multiple crops on the outskirts of Bangalore

What India’s farm reforms aim to change, in three charts

Wide disparities in agri-marketing regulations have resulted in fragmented markets across states. The new farm bills aim to change this but the jury is still out on whether it will have the intended impact.

Election Commission of India chief Sunil Arora with officials at Lemon Tree Hotel in Patna. (ANI)
Workplace mobility is one of the high-frequency indicators in the recovery tracker. (PTI)
China continues to be the most important hub of global value chains (Reuters)
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Those who travelled in a shared mode of transport within three rows of the index case were classified as high-risk contacts.  (Photo: Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
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