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We're an educated family, I said, let's not act like the mindless hordes who spread misinformation over WhatsApp

Kishore Singh 

Kishore Singh

Every family lies, but mine probably lies more than others. When offices in the NCR began to shut as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus, as presumptive head of the clan, I assembled all members into a room to read them the riot act.

We’re an educated family, I said, let’s not act like the mindless hordes who spread misinformation over WhatsApp, hoard essential supplies, or cause unnecessary panic. The country, I added philosophically, had enough for our need, but not our greed. And finally, I added, we should see our confinement not as unbearable punishment — ...

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First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 21:49 IST
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