Articles by Boshika Gupta

Boshika Gupta is a journalist interested in covering mental health, gender equality, and culture. Her work has been featured in several publications including Roads & Kingdoms, The Caravan,, Grunge, and more.

On a warm evening in March, staff members worked swiftly inside a glitzy salon in Malad, Mumbai, to sanitize their customers’ hands and feet as they noted down their details and studied the number of appointments pending for the evening.  Most masks stayed on as a customer waited for her hair color to set in just as another client soaked in the afterglow of her manicure. The Glam Factor salon, a family-run establishment in the western suburbs of the city, was slowly getting back on track this year after the pandemic stalled their profits in 2020 after India went into…

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