The 8 pm conundrum

It is no mystery that Narendra Modi enjoys drama that comes with his prime time 8 pm news break.

What are the benefits of announcing a lockdown four hours ahead? Apart from shit loads of panic, incoherence and complete lack of dispersion of clear information, leaving the country in a daze is what it eventually did.

One of the troubling consequence of this is the policing on the streets. The difficulty faced by migrant workers to return to their homes. While certain decisions taken might have unimaginable ramifications, these could have been figured in before making life disturbing changes.

I hope the government finds a way to help them get to their homes, even if it means easing the lockdown measures.

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