Lockdown Diary. Day 11: A Teachable Moment

04/04/2020 Day 11 Looking at Covid-19 response in India and the developing world over the past few weeks Gulzar Natrajan writes that ‘this is a teachable moment.’ He suggests that ‘the response of governments across developing countries to Covid 19 should count as an example of triumph of theoretical knowledge over practical wisdom.’ In the … Continue reading Lockdown Diary. Day 11: A Teachable Moment

Lockdown Diary. Day 9: Harvest

Ajangaon, April 2020 2/04/2020 Day 9 There’s speculation that the lockdown might be extended beyond these 21 days. The PM suggests that we must have a ‘staggered exit’.We will see in the days ahead what this means. Meanwhile, Bengaluru’s highest ranking police officer is busy issuing directives on twitter. His tweets sometimes end with cocky … Continue reading Lockdown Diary. Day 9: Harvest

Lockdown Diary. Day 8: Reconsidering narratives

1/04/2020 Day 8 There is a vehicle that goes around the neighbourhood playing a coronavirus message on loudspeakers. It is probably deployed on this public interest messaging by the municipal corporation. That is the loudest it gets here these days. A major time sink is to read and watch all that is around on Covid-19 … Continue reading Lockdown Diary. Day 8: Reconsidering narratives