Unprecedented. Tragic. Disastrous. Lonely. Wasted. The year 2020 was all this and more.
A look back at the year reveals major global, national and local events taking place with terrifying consistency. The coronavirus pandemic brought the whole world to a standstill, but it could not stop the constant flow of bad news.
At a macro-level, every nation has suffered losses – some, of its own, and, some, shared with the whole world. But at a micro-level, too, each one of us has been affected in some way or the other. We all have stories to tell from 2020 – tragic, mundane, heart-breaking, and maybe even a few laced with hope.
As it was finally time to usher in some freshness of the new year, I went out to speak to whoever was willing to open up about experiences.
Tarini Mehta is a staff writer at StoriesAsia. Based in Delhi, she covers politics and culture.