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    India’s elite heads to the Maldives to escape the Covid crisis – Art & Culture

    As Indian hospitals forfeit and cremation centres run out of space, the country’s rich overlook the scenes from their Maldives-bound private jets. This is nothing extraordinary, economic inequality is the least surprising thing about the hyper-globalised 21st century, but its neo-liberal ideals manifest in a reality the eyes beg to shy away from. Out of embarrassment, or fear, you ask? We’ll let you decide. The South Asian archipelagic state of the Maldives was a popular tourist destination before the pandemic, and as borders re-opened after initial scares, it was quick to climb back up to the top. Only that this time, the ones carrying the destination back to its lost…

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    COVID-19 crisis hinders India’s economic recovery

    The post COVID-19 crisis hinders India’s economic recovery appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Economic activities in major Indian cities have been severely affected by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to full or partial lockdowns across the country. Against this backdrop, the combined real GDP growth of nine major Indian cities has been revised downward to 9.28% in May 2021 from the earlier projection of 9.61% in January 2021, according to GlobalData. Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal reported more than 65% of the total confirmed cases as of 23 May 2021. Maharashtra, Delhi started imposing…