There’s comfort in the routine, as many are discovering in these most uncertain of times. And there’s comfort in routine. Which is entirely understandable. There are things that we do and things that we don’t. There are places we go to and places we don’t. At first, especially during the lockdown — 68 days between March 25 and May 31 — but even after it, this was because of rules and restrictions. We couldn’t walk in the park because it wasn’t allowed. We couldn’t ride the Metro because there were no services. And we couldn’t eat out because all restaurants were closed. Now, most restrictions are gone, but the virus isn’t — and so, smart people continue to behave as if they (the restrictions) are still around. The correct sort of routine, after all, can keep one safe.Which is why the editors of this publication were thrilled when the National Statistical Office (NSO) released disaggregated data on how Indians spend their time – a so-called national time-use survey. The data is based on a survey conducted in 2019 in 138,000 households, across urban and rural India, and spanning ages.Here was the Indian Everyman’s day, in its… Read full this story
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