31 May 2020
The second and final day-long lockdown was supposed to be today but the government has called it off likely realising its futility (see the 24th May entry for context). However, they attribute it to ‘public demand’ which to me sounds like they are playing safe. And so it is that today, as I pen this at 4 pm, on the final day of the national lockdown, we have been open in earnest since 7 am and will remain so up to 7 pm.
From tomorrow—unless the Prime Minister chooses to spring something upon the country in the form of another of his infamous 8 pm televised speeches—India will be fully open, except for 15 particularly badly-affected cities. At least that is the news as of today. Most interestingly, nobody cares two hoots about the lockdown, the news or the virus anymore, as if that even matters.