With coronavirus grounding travel, India’s homestay owners win


With Indian families looking for properties that fit the bill as a home away from home, offering an option for long-term stays should they choose to also work, homestay owners across the country, especially in and around the metros, are witnessing a steady recovery in business after being hit hard by Covid-19 outbreak.

Jaipur’s historic forts and palaces, witness to numerous tales of valour, sacrifice and revenge, are gathering dust as the Pink City’s hospitality industry goes through the wringer in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. However, sculptor and homestay owner Tarpan Patel is thanking his stars as a completely different type of revenge helps save his business.“Believe it or not, it was revenge tourism that threw us a lifeline. I was expecting the

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Clemson cruises, Alabama shaky in win

Some big-time ranked matchups on Saturday will shake up the Week 7 college football rankings and even a crazy Red River Rivalry caused waves.

If you thought the first five weeks of the season were crazy, Week 6 took the cake, and it really wasn’t even close.

Craziness was on the docket early on as the Red River Rivalry went to overtime, and then some, and some SEC powers were upset as one had playoff hopes absolutely crushed.

Two historically-potent SEC defenses took the field on Saturday afternoon and were both downed via the upset. LSU went to Columbia to face Missouri as the hurricane down south moved the location from Baton Rouge and the time from evening to noon. This led to some whacky play as LSU found itself in a shootout with a winless Missouri team. They surrendered 580 yards to the Tigers and the defending national champs

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Sofia Kenin takes a while to win, Novak Djokovic cruises into third round

PARIS — Once Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin got going, she kept going — right into the third round of the French Open.

Sofia Kenin holding a racket: Sofia Kenin was pumped after defeating Ana Bogdan in three sets at the French Open.

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Sofia Kenin was pumped after defeating Ana Bogdan in three sets at the French Open.

The fourth-seeded American started slowly Thursday under a closed roof on Court Philippe Chatrier before pulling out a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Ana Bogdan.

“I knew I had to fight. She was playing well,” Kenin said. “First set just didn’t go my way. I couldn’t find my rhythm. I knew I needed to somehow change my game or else I’m going to be out. Did not want that, definitely.”

She also nearly stumbled at the end, too.

Kenin held three match points with Bogdan serving at 5-1 but failed to convert them all. In the next game, Kenin had to save three break points before finally winning on

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The clubs Hudson Swafford used to win the 2020 Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship | Golf World

Chief among them is the Ping S55 6-iron that he stuffed to seven feet on the 174-yard par-3 17th, and he then converted the putt with his TaylorMade Spider X Chalk mallet to regain the lead he had kicked away over the final nine. Swafford had held a commanding lead before double bogeying the 13th hole and bogeying the 15th, putting him in a temporary three-way tie with Tyler McCumber and Mackenzie Hughes.

“It was like the shot at 17 at PGA West when I won,” said Swafford of the tee shot at the 71st hole on Sunday. “I was like man, you gotta step up and I hit a good, flighted 6-iron. I’ve done it 100,000 times. I love hitting that golf shot and man, it was a good one and an even better putt.”

Although that proved to be the deciding birdie for win No. 2, Swafford hit

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Cam Newton, Rex Burkhead, Patriots Cruise Past Derek Carr, Raiders for Win | Bleacher Report

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates his touchdown pass to running back Rex Burkhead (34) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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The New England Patriots relied on rushing and defense to earn a 36-20 Week 3 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.  

Cam Newton earned his second win in three starts for the Patriots, but he had only one touchdown in an otherwise quiet game. Instead it was Rex Burkhead who scored three times as part of a rushing attack that totaled 250 yards on the day to hand Las Vegas its first loss of the season.

The Raiders were coming off a surprising upset victory over the New Orleans Saints last week, but they couldn’t keep it going even without fans at Gillette Stadium. The franchise hasn’t had a victory in Foxborough since 1994.

Derek Carr had a 119.4 quarterback rating, but it didn’t tell the story, as the Patriots defense was dominant in a bounce-back showing after getting torched by Russell Wilson in Week 2.



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