A group of 21 Kashmiri traders who came to Chandigarh in winter, as they have been doing for decades, are now stuck there because of the lockdown, and have found unconditional support from the local population.
With the economy on the verge of collapse, the state government has taken three immediate steps: cash relief to BPL families, a consumer loan scheme to be managed by women, and a push for rural employment guarantee schemes.
Isolation. Messy working conditions. Gruelling days for people in the medical profession. Continuing our conversation with leading psychiatrist Dr Kalyanasundaram S, we look at how people can cope with these peculiar circumstances that have become the order of the day.