Old Delhi like you’d never seen it before
One has never seen Old Delhi like this, but on some major national holiday maybe. I actually saw it once in such a quietness, it was the afternoon of Holi, or festival of colours, a national holiday. But that lasts one day. The new coronavirus will last a lot longer, everyone knows it now. This human beehive so still and so empty, it is surreal, still! Dozens of thousands of daily labourers normally operate in this crazy network of alleys of the old Mughal town, noticeably the cart pullers in their permanent ballet.