When he was detained, people would ask, ‘Aren’t you an Umar too?’
Tag: coronavirus india
Are You Even There?
Reflections on the mishandling of the second wave of COVID-19 by political leaders in India.
Election Rallies Continue as India Extends Record Rise in COVID-19 Cases
In the heat of the latest wave of infections, India has also shifted from being a mass vaccine exporter to a major importer.
Joke About It
Joking about a situation where human lives are lost may seem tone-deaf. But it is humour that gets us through.
How Much Longer?
At the start of lockdown, the introvert in me thought a few days off would do me good.
Pandemic vs Prejudice
A poem on how negotiating with prejudice and bigotry has become an everyday affair, even during the pandemic.
Why We Need to Be Thankful to Truck Drivers
Even under normal circumstances, truck drivers lives are not easy. With the pandemic, things have only worsened.
‘Bhookh’: A Song on the Plight of Migrant Workers
In his latest song, Delhi-based poet and musician Poojan Sahil mixes searing visuals and heartfelt lyrics on the plight of migrant workers during the national lockdown.
The Embarrassing Eight: How Not to Lead a Pandemic
Abdication of accountability, a slew of rudderless rhetoric, and a prioritisation of ego over effectiveness.