The word Gehirnschleuder was suggested by my friend over a video-stream as we both struggled to understand what our brains are going through these days. Everything is the middle of pretending to be normal and going, what can mildly be called as, bat-shit crazy.
India’s overlords have inadvertently decided to turn this medical crisis into a humanitarian crisis. Migrant workers, who have a precarious life and are always exploited by contractors for cheap labour, have been made to walk thousands of miles. People have collapsed and died on their way home.
This Twitter thread by @_kanikas_ brings grief this morning packaged in neatly organised tweets.
Deaths due to lockdown in India. A thread:— Kanika (@_kanikas_) March 29, 2020
There is a kind of shame that nothing else but belonging to a history can bring. This is that kind of shame.