Mohammad Ahmed has been selling kites for the past 11 years, and he says he has never seen it so busy.
Sales at his shop in Delhi have soared over the past six months – thanks to coronavirus.
Mr Ahmed says that most days since India went into lockdown on 25 March he has restocked his shop with kites worth a total 150,000 rupees ($2,000; £1,500), only for them to sell out by the evening.
“I am tired of taking phone calls,” he says. “Suddenly everybody has needed kites. I am still getting calls from all over the country – Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan… There is still so much demand that I am not able to fulfil it.”
While Italians sang songs from their balconies and windows to boost morale when they were stuck at