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‘This is a catastrophe.’ In India, illness is everywhere.

New Delhi is locked down. Yet the disease is still rampaging. Here's what it feel like in to be in the Capital right now.

April 28, 2021 / 03:57 PM IST
Delhi authorities are reportedly getting requests from people to cut down trees in city parks, for kindling to cremate the dead. (Image: AP)

Delhi authorities are reportedly getting requests from people to cut down trees in city parks, for kindling to cremate the dead. (Image: AP)

New Delhi: Crematories are so full of bodies, it’s as if a war just happened. Fires burn around the clock. Many places are holding mass cremations, dozens at a time, and at night, in certain areas of New Delhi, the sky glows.

Sickness and death are everywhere.

Dozens of houses in my neighborhood have sick people.

One of my colleagues is sick.