The pandemic must be represented by a graph so that it can be managed figuratively, if not literally. The phrase “flatten the curve” and the inverted U-shaped plot now rule the fate of entire nations. With the rather sordid rates of testing for the novel coronavirus in India, the figurative register can at times seem more necessary to control than the actual disease incidences.
Of late I have been winning big in the shouting matches with my dear father. The urge of the family patriarch to step out, if only on the pretext of clearing out the garbage, has been manifesting rather strongly after
The “janta curfew” that I wrote about a few days back was dress rehearsal. India is seeing a surge in COVID19 cases and a couple of days after the pans and pots being banged, we now have our officially declared
For this day, our dear Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested a voluntary curfew of twelve hours termed the “janta curfew” (people’s curfew), as one way of initiating “social distancing” to “break the chain” of the ongoing pandemic. Quite typically of