A nursery-worker now out of work, S. Sathya brushes up on a skill picked up many summers ago and starts making wire baskets for a living

S. Sathya is a gardener for all seasons — all but this horrific season.

Out of work due to the lockdown, she could wait it out, letting her family get by on PDS supplies. Or she could create her own work-from-home scenario.

So there she is, a nursery worker before lockdown, who has turned to basket-making from home to make ends meet.

Here is the unlikelihood of it.

When she was considering trying basket-weaving as an alternative, lockdown work, one thought popped up, and it was massively dissuasive. The last time she knitted a wire basket was around two-and-a-half decades ago.

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