Planet Bombay

India's City of Dreams through the eyes of a Brit who calls it home

Month: August 2020

Day 46: Booze Queues, Finicky Beggars and a Kerbside Conversationalist

Mumbai’s liquor stores were allowed to reopen on May 4th, having been closed since Day 1 of lockdown. No sooner had the news got out than legions of pandemic-defying tipplers descended upon the streets in a booze-buying frenzy.

Day 27: Weighing the Human Cost of Lockdown

India has been in lockdown for nearly a month now. Prime Minister Modi announced on the last day of the initial 21-day lockdown period that the restrictions on movement will remain in place until May 3rd. With the virus showing no signs of abating, either within India or abroad, I suspect we’ll be seeing further extensions beyond that date.

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