Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - TIME OUT - San­chita Kalra san­

With wed­ding cel­e­bra­tions re­sum­ing in the re­gion, al­beit low-key, it is once again a happy time for ven­dors, in­clud­ing me­hendi-walas, who are hope­ful to get their busi­ness back on track with pre­cau­tions in place.

Cap­i­tal-based me­hendi artist, Raju, talks of mea­sures he has taken to pro­vide a safe ex­pe­ri­ence to his clients. “Dur­ing June, we had at least 25-30 me­hendi book­ings from Delhi to Bu­land­shahr to Vrin­da­van. We fol­low strin­gent safety mea­sures, right from regular tem­per­a­ture checks for our team to sani­tis­ing the clothes. Gloves and masks are manda­tory,” he says, while ad­mit­ting that ap­ply­ing henna while wear­ing gloves is a cum­ber­some process, so one is taken off dur­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion.

For Gurugram-based me­hendi artist Rashi Ag­gar­wal, who trav­els glob­ally for work, lo­ca­tion has be­come all the more im­por­tant now. “We are try­ing to avoid high­risk ar­eas. So the date, venue and the city play a ma­jor role. Sani­tis­ers and masks will def­i­nitely be there, but we need to en­sure lesser crowd around us,” she says.

Brides are also tak­ing all nec­es­sary safety mea­sures. “My fam­ily de­cided to get PPE kits for the artists for rel­a­tives to have a safe and fuss-free ex­pe­ri­ence,” says Delhi-based en­tre­pre­neur

Ni­harika Verma.

Me­hendi artist Raju’s team equipped with gloves, masks at work

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