Society
Locked, in a Petridish
Rohit Deshpande - Jul 03,2020
When looking at prisons, one instinctively calls everyone behind bars a criminal. But in India, 69.4% of people spending time behind bars are merely awaiting the result of their trials and are yet to be proved guilty. Indian prisons, facilities that have the cumulative capacity of 3,96,223 prisoners, today accommodate 4,46,048 prisoners. This overcrowding has been a hallmark of the Indian prison system. However, as the COVID 19 pandemic grips the earth, this overcrowding has made the prisons into a petri dish for the virus.
Mission Verification
Suchitra Rau - Jul 03,2020
Amidst the imposition of a worldwide lockdown, our only source of knowledge beyond our four walls comes from media agencies, whether digitally or otherwise. We rely solely on external sources to tell us the current status of the world. Since we are unable to ascertain the precision of the same for ourselves, there has been an escalation in the spread of fake news. Through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has been privy to a great deal of misinformation and falsely stated facts.
The Fate of Daily Wage Workers
Suchitra Rau - Jul 01,2020
17-year-old Vishal Kumar Maurya had been living in Mumbai for six months. He earned an average of 500 to 600 rupees a day, an amount that barely got him through. Though money was already strained, Maurya had to return home when a nation-wide lockdown was put into place, and like him, were several others.
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