PM Modi addressed the nation for the second time in a week—but this time sent many Indians into a state of instant panic. The FM announced a host of extended deadlines and reduced penalties but no real bailout.
The PM finally spoke on coronavirus. His speech was big on empathy and explanation, but short on any major policy announcement. Also: the latest scientific gyaan on the pandemic is a mixed bag of good and bad news.
The coronavirus did not create inequality, but the pandemic has certainly brought it in focus. Here are the many ways that class, income and geography are becoming a key factor determining who is safe and who is not.