With this blog post, we want to give people from around the world and from different backgrounds the opportunity to tell their personal stories in times of the Corona pandemic. Today with a report from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The jeweler Bablu tells us about the drastic consequences of the Corona pandemic for the many poor people in his city. Many of the people live on what they earn per day and, due to the lockdown, have no money to buy food. Bablu and many volunteers help where they can and cook meals for people who have no food. Bablu does this even if the lockdown itself has hit him hard. But listen to his moving report from Kathmandu:
Because the Corona pandemic has now reached all the countries of the world and is impacting the lives of the majority of the world’s population, we, two students of Cusanus University, are interested in learning about people in other places of the world beyond what the media has covered. The aim is to enter into a socially relevant dialogue at the interface between academic scholarship and society, and to authentically provide different perspectives. With this goal in mind, we want to ask people from different regions of the world to offer their own interpretations, their own narratives of the current situation. The blog posts are displayed in alphabetical order of regions, countries and cities. Note: The information provided here represents the individual opinions and individual experiences of those persons interviewed.