Thursday, April 30, 2020

2793 : The dynamics of privilege

Recently someone I know died. For their funeral, they were allowed only 2-5 people - given the circumstances of social distancing and rules around gathering. For the record, this person did not die from Covid.
This person's family from a different city was not allowed to see him( or travel) one last time - given the lockdown.

And then today I hear that Rishi Kapoor died, and a special flight is bringing his daughter from Delhi on a private flight. Do I grudge that? No, not at all. In fact I believe it is the right thing to do.

For once our machinery has done absolutely the right thing.

But I also know the answer.....and I have no compunctions about it. If I die tomo, about 2-5 folks will be allowed, and none of my friends or family - most of whom live in Bangalore, will be allowed to visit me one last time.

I know my place, and believe me, that is a very comforting situation to be in.

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