‘FISH IN BENGAL IN ABOVE POLITICS AND PANDEMIC’
Rahil Nora Chopra : It seems that our culture and regional habits are more significant than any crisis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, if you visit the southern parts of Calcutta, you will see overcrowded fish markets as usual. Even the Kolkata cops could be heard blaring lockdown instructions nearby, but neither the sellers nor the buyers seem disturbed about the need to maintain the social distancing. When asked whether the situation would strengthen the BJP’s allegation of CM Mamata’s failure to implement regulations strictly, a buyer inspecting a piece of bhetkifish replied that the fish in Bengal is above politics and pandemic.