A trip to a faraway wet market is the centrepiece of this incisive work. The characters try to bridge differences of personality and background, only to find that the time is not yet right. Known for its famous scene in which a woman is accosted by an echo in the marketplace, while the others wonder whether it is merely the sound of bats’ wings. Forster was also to write a novel on the trials of working from home, Zoom with A View. … [Read more...] about Novel coronavirus novels that have remained unwritten
In its statement, Muji said it would continue operating all of its U.S. retail stores and work to offer a safe in-store shopping experience at its nearly 20 locations, largely in New York and California. But over time, Muji expects to start closing brick-and-mortar stores to focus on e-commerce. This is to stay in step with consumer behavior in the post-COVID world, in which many people don’t feel comfortable shopping in stores, and may avoid them for months. … [Read more...] about Muji’s U.S. business declares bankruptcy
There are a couple of tweaks in the scheme though. The interest rate has now been reduced to 7.4 per cent, down from 8 per cent for the previous year. There is also a provision now to reset the rate of interest payable each year. Given the sovereign’s safety and the attractive interest rate – which is higher than those offered by small-savings schemes and bank FDs – you must give it careful consideration. In a recent story, we had asked sounded you off on the possibility of the government extending the scheme. … [Read more...] about Should senior citizens invest in the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana?