Covid has accentuated the private cost of India’s public failure
The health crisis will boost the trend of India’s well-off opting out to create parallel infrastructure
On 2 May, the total number of active covid cases in the country crossed 3.4 million. The number was at 5,80,387 on 31 March, implying a jump of around 488% in a little over a month’s time. Unlike the first wave, this time around the well-to-do middle class has also been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Even the upper middle class and the rich are getting a feel of the real Indian system, or rather the lack of it.