Cops across the country have enforced the lockdown with the lathi. Here’s an example from Calcutta.
People dashed to markets even before the PM finished his lockdown address. But something was missing from the Indian shopping list. Toilet paper. We don’t need them. We have the ‘shooter’, sprinkler, mugga, lota, or plastic cola bottle. That’s not the case in the West. When Europe and America went into a shell to stop the coronavirus from spreading, people emptied out entire shelves of toilet paper. No wonder, the pandemic has come to be known as the Great Toilet Paper Crisis. But how much do you really need? At www.blitzrechner.de/toilettenpapier, curious users can work out how long their stockpile will last. The website says: “For a ‘number one’, one or two sheets should suffice.” We say, use a lota; or a bidet at least.