It’s no surprise that in the days that followed (my arrest), my autonomy was violated; my photographs were splashed all over the news; my actions were pronounced guilty — not by the court of law, but on flat screens by seekers of TRPs. I sat there, unaware of the many abstractions made of me in order to satiate their idea of me.
That’s part of Disha Ravi’s first statement on her arrest—where she comes out fighting for climate change, calls out her own privilege, and doubles down on her fight for justice (not for herself, but for the marginalised and unmarketable).
Two new kids on the vaccine block
The TLDR: As of now, Indians’ vaccine options are restricted to just two: Covishield and Covaxin. But New Delhi’s big push on vaccine diplomacy has sealed deals to manufacture two other vaccines in India: Johnson & Johnson and Novavax. But are these the ‘only for export’ kind? Or will we natives get some too?
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