An overnight nationwide lockdown announced on the 24th day of March, 2019 set off a series of events that confused, confounded, and challenged each one of us. That night, a maverick virus that flew into the country with the jet-set, was installed as the Bogey-man that would instil fear, doubt and desperation throughout the land. That overnight lockdown soon dislodged over ten million migrant labourers from their livelihoods, and forced them out of the very cities they helped build and thrive, in an exodus that put the great Partition of India in the pale.Login to read more
The author is a freelance journalist and a media activist. He is involved in media education in the communication departments of St. Xavier’s College, Patna, Bihar.