Feeding the poor should be priority number oneNo philosophy like "positivity" can substitute food, when a man is hungry. Or a woman is hungry. It pains me to see dozens of poor people virtually waiting for someone to help them. They are all casual labourers. They do not have any roots in the city they now work in. This includes vast multitudes of the Hindiwallahs who are totally uneducated and know only Hindi.
Today, the lockdowns in every State has depleted their savings. There are no trains to go back home. While the middle classes can somehow survive, the poor cannot survive at all. They need all help. I distributed some twenty biscuit packets recently and they just grabbed it. They were really so hungry, it seemed. We need community kitchens everywhere, for at least the next twelve months. The "positivity" brigade can help a great deal. we need real action.