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People visit the open market wearing face masks in hopes to prevent contracting the spreading coronavirus in Hong Kong,(AP)

Coronavirus forces world’s largest work-from-home experiment

By Shelly Banjo, Livia Yap , Colum Murphy and Vinicy Chan | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2020 11:40 AM IST
While factories, shops, hotels and restaurants are warning about plunging foot traffic that is transforming city centers into ghost towns, behind the closed doors of apartments and suburban homes, thousands of businesses are trying to figure out how to stay operational in a virtual world.
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88% Indian professionals believe bots should be used for admin work.(Unsplash)
88% Indian professionals believe bots should be used for admin work.(Unsplash)

88% Indian professionals believe bots should be used for admin work

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 11:36 AM IST
The study has revealed that simple digital administrative tasks often prevent office workers to leave the office on time which is impacting their personal lives.
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Keep plants at your work desk to cut office stress.(Unsplash)
Keep plants at your work desk to cut office stress.(Unsplash)

Keep plants at your work desk to cut office stress

By Press Trust of India | Tokyo
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 03:38 PM IST
Keeping plants on the work desk may significantly reduce anxiety among employees who are typically removed from exposure to healthy green environments, a study claims.
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A man cries as he prays outside the St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 22, 2019, a day after the building was hit as part of a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.(AFP)
A man cries as he prays outside the St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 22, 2019, a day after the building was hit as part of a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.(AFP)

‘Where is God?’: Sri Lankans stunned after deadly blasts

By Agence France-Presse | Colombo
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 01:10 PM IST
During those years, bomb attacks were a regular occurrence, and left many Sri Lankans on edge in the streets and on public transport.
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One spunky hijabi: Alia Bhatt in Gully Boy.(Alamy Stock Photo)
One spunky hijabi: Alia Bhatt in Gully Boy.(Alamy Stock Photo)

Review: Hijabistan by Sabyn Javeri

By Lamat R Hasan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 09:11 PM IST
Sabyn Javeri’s Hijabistan, a collection of short stories give the reader a peek into the parallel universe of a hijabi
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A woman covers her face to protect herself from air pollution near Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.(HT file/Biplov Bhuyan)
A woman covers her face to protect herself from air pollution near Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.(HT file/Biplov Bhuyan)

A tale of two Delhis: Deadly air exposes rich poor divide

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 09:49 AM IST
Air pollution kills more than one million Indians every year, according to a study by Lancet Planetary Health, and Delhi is ranked one of the most toxic urban centres to live, regularly exceeding World Health Organisation (WHO) limits.
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A strike by BEST employees to demand better pay and benefits among other things entered the third day on ThursdayHT Photo by Prasad Gori(Hindustan Times)
A strike by BEST employees to demand better pay and benefits among other things entered the third day on ThursdayHT Photo by Prasad Gori(Hindustan Times)

BEST strike continues on third day after talks fail

By Aroosa Ahmed | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 10:08 AM IST
BEST Sanyukta Kamgar Kruti Samiti, a joint action committee of labour unions leading the strike, was due to meet the administration again on Thursday as thousands of commuters were affected with buses off the road.
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For most people, prison is a place to escape from. For South Koreans in need of a break from the demands of everyday life, a day in a faux jail is the escape.(REUTERS)
For most people, prison is a place to escape from. For South Koreans in need of a break from the demands of everyday life, a day in a faux jail is the escape.(REUTERS)

These South Koreans are locking themselves up to escape ‘prison of daily life’

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 05:48 PM IST
Since 2013, the “Prison Inside Me” facility in northeast Hongcheon has hosted more than 2,000 inmates, many of them stressed office workers and students seeking relief from South Korea’s demanding work and academic culture.
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Here’s how including some physical activity at work can help you.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how including some physical activity at work can help you.(Shutterstock)

Reduce stress at work by including some physical activity when in office

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 11:15 AM IST
Workers in open office seating had less daytime stress and greater daytime activity levels compared to workers in private offices and cubicles, according to new research led by the University of Arizona. This is the first known study to investigate the effects of office workstation type on these objective measures.
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Who stole the lunch? US man’s hilarious tweets on office drama after co-worker’s lunch was stolen will surely grip you

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 03:16 PM IST
Zak Toscani live-tweeted the investigation that was called by his co-worker whose lunch got stolen from his office’s refrigerator.
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