“Digitalization of services has seen a drastic increase in application across all sectors” – 15 quotes from India’s pandemic fight

Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature of YourStory, with notable quotes in our articles from last week (see previous edition here). This special series of compilations focuses on the fight against COVID-19 in India. Share these quotes and excerpts with your networks and come back to the original articles for more information.

See also our selection of Best quotes of 2021 on entrepreneurship, investing, digital transformation, storytelling, India’s opportunity, pandemic resilience, failure recovery, design and art.

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There have been cases and reports of how COVID-19 has been a difficult phase for women as they have had to juggle their professional and personal lives resulting in mass resignations due to burnout or reorganization of priorities. – Neha Shah, QWEEN

COVID-19 vaccine trials did not have transgender people or people with disabilities in their sample because the medical fraternity treats them as a vulnerable group that needs to be protected. This protectionist approach leads to the exclusion of a group that actually needs more research attention and support. – Aqsa Shaikh, Human Solidarity Foundation

The pandemic has been a bad time for all businesses, but especially for art. Art was still considered a luxury, so it was the most affected. – Lisa Pingale, Monalisa Kalagram

The large-scale, full-time telecommuting that the pandemic has ushered in has also made employees relatively less engaged and connected with their employers. This physical distance and anonymity of remote work has led employees to experiment with moonlighting options they were not exposed to before. – Kamal Karanth, Xpheno

The hybrid working model has become even more popular after the pandemic and has proven to be a crucial factor for women re-entering the workforce in India. -Robin Bhowmik, Manipal Global Education Services

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Airport baggage transfer assistance is an important new market in India. There is a lot of potential and scope especially due to new post-pandemic travel trends and new airports across India. – Harsha Vardhan, CarterX

As the pandemic has brought global travel business to a standstill, many destination marketing firms and hospitality brands have come up with groundbreaking ideas to showcase their brand value virtually. – Divya Batra, Haldiram Snacks

The pandemic paved the way for Metaverse marketing. What’s better than a pleasant online environment where you can see and interact with yourself as digital avatars? – Arif Kazi, Dust Value media agency

During the pandemic, I posted as much as I wanted and I still do now. But even with a similar number of posts, my followers are dropping almost quarterly. -Yamini Rameshh

People are now going out to shop and offline stores are offering competitive discounts. – Prachir Singh, Counterpoint

It was also a time when people consumed organic foods to boost their respective immune systems. – Namita Satija, Bettr Eggs

Makeup as a category had a difficult COVID-19. This will be the first holiday season and the first wedding season we enter without a pandemic. – Anchit Nayar, Nykaa

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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the development and application of digital technologies in e-commerce. – Pankaj Sachdeva, India Innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated consumption among customers, and the Internet has changed the way we do business. This has created a new opportunity for brands wishing to reach consumers directly. – Abhishek Goenka, RPSG Capital Ventures

Digitization of services, although growing before the pandemic, saw a drastic increase in enforcement across all sectors during nationwide shutdowns. – Divya Batra, Haldiram Snacks

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