When I go out, I get stared at, I get sneered at, I get informed that I am a Chinese. Is that something anyone would want for themselves?
Citizens must be allowed to help themselves by being allowed to drive instead of being compelled to seek the help of the police to gain access to essential services.
'They exist in our midst, keep our cities going, yet are invisible.'
I sit underneath the tinted branches amidst raised fists of sisters, daughters, dadis, bob-haired LGBTQIA+ activists in khadi jackets and kameez.
The police are on the frontlines fighting against the pandemic, but they are also failing the trust of the people.
'Hunger, fatigue, thirst. Which one will get me first?'