14 April, 2021

2020 Images Of The Year

2020 Images Of The Year

Photograph by PTI, Apoorva Salkade, Sandipan Chatterjee

The Lockdown

When the microscopic rider rode into town, scythe at the ready, all a trembling humanity could do was to retire to its safest refuge. In nation after nation, lights went out on public life. In the US, as if in a grim nod to history, the most popular exhortation of the day was waved from an aircraft not far rem­oved in vintage from 1918-20, when the Covid pandemic’s true forebear scorched the world. In Mumbai, the Chhatrapati Shivaji train terminus presented a face never seen before:...

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