Akhandadhi Das, a Vaishnav Hindu teacher and theologian

Hurrah! Freedom day is almost here.

We will now balance freedom against responsibility, just like Hinduism has said all along. And look what a big success that’s been in India.

Individuals will now be personally responsible for the safety of others. They will calculate the probability of having the virus, the circumstances in which it is likely that they will pass it on, the chances that passing it on will kill the person next to them, and then, taking due consideration for the rights and well being of others, decide whether the risk of death to other people is acceptable or not.

Meanwhile, irresponsible people will laugh in your face when you ask them to wear a mask and will tell you, ever so politely, to fornicate off.