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Episode 68 January 24, 2021

Harsh Mander on how India’s Covid strategy forgot its most vulnerable

2020 was a year like no other  — it saw streams of migrant workers walking home, millions dying from coronavirus and revealed India’s inadequate health infrastructure. The lockdown also forced us to stay at home, but that is a privilege that still belongs to only a select few. So what do we know about what India’s lockdown meant for those without a home? And whom did India’s COVID-19 strategy fail to consider? In this episode, social activist and Director of the Centre of Equity Studies Harsh Mander talks to Sandip Roy about how the pandemic has impacted the country’s most vulnerable, his harrowing experience of getting COVID-19 and his latest book Locking Down the Poor: The Pandemic and India’s Moral Centre (published by Speaking Tiger).


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Harsh Mander on how India’s Covid strategy forgot its most vulnerable2020 was a year like no other  — it saw streams of migrant workers walking home, millions dying from coronavirus and revealed India’s inadequate health infrastructure. The lockdown also forced us to stay at home, but that is a privilege that still belongs to only a select few. So what do we know about what India’s lockdown meant for those without a home? And whom did India’s COVID-19 strategy fail to consider? In this episode, social activist and Director of the Centre of Equity Studies Harsh Mander talks to Sandip Roy about how the pandemic has impacted the country’s most vulnerable, his harrowing experience of getting COVID-19 and his latest book Locking Down the Poor: The Pandemic and India’s Moral Centre (published by Speaking Tiger). You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://indianexpress.com/audio.    
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