How I've Tried to Stay Safe While Flying, Eating Out and Getting a Haircut During the Pandemic

Each felt like a milestone, one that I consciously prepared for days in advance!


On an Uber ride in Mumbai at the beginning of 2020, I was tuned into the BBC News podcast, hearing how 11 million people in the city of Wuhan had been locked down. People weren't allowed to step out of their homes; restaurants and bars were shut; the streets were deserted.

Only in China can they lock down an entire city, I mused, blissfully unaware that …

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