Till early 2020, Chittaranjan Avenue was busier than any other street in Kolkata. Glances of interested customers, sex workers soliciting them. Narrow alleys. Dark staircases leading up to dimly-lit rooms. However, everything has changed since the pandemic.
For little Tanima, seeing a whole egg on the plate, just for her, is something very special. She looks around to check if there has been some mistake. “Go on, it’s all yours,” the police personnel serving the hot rice and egg curry assures the 11-year-old.