‘The pandemic was a wake-up call for many when it came to health’: 15 COVID-19 quotes from India

Released in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature of YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles from the past week (see previous issue here). This special compilation series focuses on the fight against COVID-19 in India.. Please share these quotes and excerpts with your networks and check back in the original articles for more information.

See also our selection of Main appointments of 2021 in entrepreneurship, Investment, digital transformation, storytelling, the Indian Opportunity, pandemic Resilience, failover, Design, Y Art.

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While, on the one hand, the pandemic was noted to be an uphill hurdle for many women who were forced to take full responsibility for day-to-day household management and were invariably under great mental stress as their work suffered, this has another side. history. – Richa Jaggi, Awshad

While we have witnessed something of a fitness revolution in recent years, the pandemic has accelerated the drive to get consumers to adopt a healthier lifestyle. – Karan Singh, ACG

The pandemic highlighted not only digital transformation, but the need to reinvent ourselves and show resilience. It became important to see how quickly the tools can be implemented. – Samuel Sathyajith, Cloud Flare

From the local grocery store to the last-mile service provider, everyone suddenly accepted all of those modes of payment. [digital wallets and UPI]. – Sukhmani Singh, Heard

During the pandemic, customers were looking for quick refunds and flexible options in terms of modifications and cancellations. – Aditya AgarwalCleartrip

As the everyday life we ​​take for granted is taken from us, various forms of art may have touched our hearts with an unprecedented sense of urgency and seriousness. – Curators of the Mori Art Museum

The pandemic-driven redistribution of skilled and unskilled labor and increased willingness of venture capitalists to invest via Zoom calls rather than insisting on in-person meetings are also expected to help provide a new impetus to start-up ecosystems in these tier 2 and 3 cities. – Bibhu Mishra, Global Education and Leadership Foundation

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It was in December 2020, when the confinement was at its peak. We decided to have an online and digital art festival. – Suhani Dhadphale, Sangam India

Perhaps in considering the best way to live in these pandemic times, we could start by borrowing the imagination in these [exhibition] works to reflect on the character of our vast and complex world, and to re-examine what constitutes its essence. – Mori Art Museum

COVID-19 was an existential moment for the company. During the first month and a half of the lockdown, our business was zero. – Abhiraj Singh, Urban Company

Due to the COVID situation, there has been a rapid acceleration in digital transformation, new business creation, and open innovation in recent years in Japan. We would like to take advantage of this event [TechSparks] for Japanese corporations to do future collaborations with Indian startups. – Toshihiro Mizutani, JETRO Bengaluru

My freelance consulting work is mostly online and digital, with only more of it done during the pandemic. – Karthik Srinivasan, DesignUp 2022

While the journey through the pandemic was especially difficult for the restaurant industry, we were able to not only sustain but also strengthen our business. – Riyaaz Amlani, Entrepreneur

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India is taking over the G-20 at a time when the world is simultaneously grappling with geopolitical tensions, economic slowdown, rising food and energy prices, and the negative long-term effects of the pandemic. – PM ways

Before the pandemic, women 58 and older could get a 50% discount, while male passengers 60 and older enjoyed a 40% concession on all-class tickets. However, such privileges were withdrawn after the pandemic and await reinstatement. – Dinesh Kotha, ConfirmTkt

The pandemic came as a wake-up call for many as far as health is concerned. And in just over two years since then, general understanding and perceptions of well-being have evolved significantly. – Karan Singh, ACG

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