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Privilege of social distancing, different lockdown ‘truths’ & Modi’s ostrich move

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Alia Bhatt on Koffee With Karan | Screengrab

Alia Bhatt reads and takes writing lessons during lockdown, acknowledges her privilege

The actor has been using her Instagram page to share Covid-related information and has contributed to relief funds as well.
A still from Satyajit Ray's Charulata | Screen grab

Charulata to Edward Hopper — coronavirus quarantine is breathing life into art again

There is relatability in minimalist art and by reviving it, we are contemplating our own architecture of loneliness during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Jails give Covid-19 parole: Can overstretched govt track prisoners’ movement and behaviour?

Prisons across India have begun to release inmates on parole after the Supreme Court directed to decongest jails to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Migrant workers stranded in their own land while buses practice social distancing

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A medic looks on at a patient who has shown positive symptoms for coronavirus at an isolation ward in Hyderabad on 10 March

Why asymptomatic coronavirus carriers aren’t as contagious but still a big danger

People without documented symptoms were about half as contagious as those with them & yet they constituted majority who got & spread Covid-19, study shows.
Migrant workers fleeing Delhi to their native villages after lockdown announcement | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Covid-19: Rubika Liyaquat asks ‘India kab maanega’, Aaj Tak’s lockdown ‘antakshari’

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Indian comics Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha | ThePrint

Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha, the comics we grew up with that grew up with us

The iconic comics that were our best friends decades ago are still there for us while we self-isolate in lockdown.
Plants in flower pots | Representational Image | Commons

Potted plants, sofas —the ‘jugaad’ dumbbells for fitness freaks during coronavirus lockdown

Social media is flooded with videos of celebrities and Instagram influencers exercising in their homes during coronavirus quarantine.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

The isolation of Bhuvan Shome is all too real in a time of social distancing

Mrinal Sen’s classic New Wave film starring Utpal Dutt also launched the career of Amitabh Bachchan who went on to become a superstar.

On Camera

Representational image | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

50 nations promised cash to fight Covid. Few, like India and Bangladesh, are doing it right

India’s trinity of Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, and mobile communications — or JAM — can work wonders if it is used extensively to reform citizen–state engagement.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

Newly-appointed CDS General Bipin Rawat

Ready to operate beyond mandate to fight the pandemic: CDS Bipin Rawat

In interview to ThePrint, Rawat also says Quick Reaction Medical Teams (QRMTs) have been readied to mobilise at short notice to meet the requirements of civil administration.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.