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Lockdown Diaries4: The Last Mile Man

The delivery boys had to bear the brunt of the chaos following the lockdown announcement   As far as the social and financial hierarchy goes, the delivery boy – or delivery partner, as online businesses like to...

Lockdown Diaries3: Out In The Cold

Individual states are scrambling to take care of migrant workers and others, without any help from the union government (28 March 2020) The first instalment of the Lock Down Diaries (26 March 2020 ) had dealt with the...

The poor and the homeless

Lockdown Diaries1: Flotsam and Jetsam

The lockdown was announced without the slightest plan about what to do about the poor and the homeless and the migrant labour 26 March 2020: Two days into the lockdown – five days really given that most states had...

Planning Omission

The government’s handling of the Covid-19 Pandemic threat has been piecemeal and erratic so far. March 24, 2020: In another 8 PM address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nation-wide lockdown for...

An Economic Apocalypse

The COVID-19 pandemic is a bigger threat to the Indian economy than anything it has faced since Independence. And the government is both unprepared and lacks enough ammunition to tackle it.   Much before Prime...