India · Letters

Calm before the storm

It was a calm Monday evening and I saw an empty bus. My organisation informed us to work from home from the next day. It had been a while since I travelled by bus and I got inside when I saw that most of the seats were empty. I don’t know why I felt it was more hygienic to travel in a non-ac bus than a cab. I felt that I was living in some sort of a strange land for quite sometime where people jumped at the sound of a sneeze. Frankly I was tired of being afraid and wanted to be a bit normal.