Bapu Kuti, Sevagram. Wardha. 2019 23/05/2020 Day 60: Dharampal and a visitor “You know, I have beaten up so many people. The only regret I have in my life is that why didn’t I beat that guy on that day.”, said the visitor as he sat reflecting. I had a visitor after a long time. … Continue reading Day 60: Dharampal and a visitor
22/05/2020 Day 59 The direct interfacing that governments across the world are now having with citizens is higher than normal times. With work from home being the default mode, it has opened up possibilities of watching press conferences on long play. In one of the important series, the Ministry of Finance and Corporate Affairs held … Continue reading Day 59: India’s Covid Economic Package
Bengaluru. May 2020. 21/05/2020 Day 58 More than ever, it seems a necessity to control exposure to news, events and the infinite variety of conversations happening around, that stream through an equally wide variety of media into our lives. If this control is not exercised there is a possibility that no work will be accomplished … Continue reading Day 58: Stepped out.
20/05/2020 Day 57 The conversations, experiences and debates generated in these months of the pandemic will probably become a genre - Corona Lit or some such. Some early material is already making its way to the publishers. Fang Fang, an award-winning writer from China kept an online diary about her life in Wuhan during the … Continue reading Day 57: Nationalism and the pandemic
19/05/2020 Day 56 The world of today looks very different from the first day that Indians entered the lockdown. India has crossed 100,000 mark for cases of coronavirus infections. 3303 lives have been lost. The latest big victim of the virus is Brazil. In a span of a week the virus has burned through its … Continue reading Day 56: Our fragility
18/05/2020 Lockdown Day 55 I heard Jan Breman in conversation with other researchers (Ravi Srivastava, Atul Sood, Renana Jhabvala) on the labour and economic trajectory that India has taken with its economic package announcement. This triggered some thoughts. But first, let me quote Breman verbatim, from the webinar today - In imagining the state, in … Continue reading Day 55: Articulating the new state
17/05/2020 Day 54 Deep breathe, start the next phase. Lockdown 4.0 begins today. It has been extended for another fifteen days. Social, psychological and economic unravelling that has happened in these days is remarkable. In outdoor sports and adventure, we tend to deliberately seek adversity and experience hardship to push our limits of enduring the … Continue reading Day 54: Unravelling