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India's rustic mom-and-pop stores make comeback amid pandemic

Neighborhood 'kirana' retailers hope to hang on to consumers post-lockdown

People stand in a queue to buy liquor outside a wine shop during a lockdown in New Delhi on May 4.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- The Deepak Provision store in the Madhu Vihar district of India's capital city is bustling with more business than usual despite the country's stringent lockdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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