The stories of the pandemic, its impact on people - the strategies deployed by consumers to adapt to the unexpected
#8 The Merchant of Madurai
How the pandemic made a garment trader trust technology, realize the importance of health, and become a positive force of change in his neighborhood.
#7 Focusing on what matters
An interesting story of a young urban Indian techie. Of how the pandemic helped clarify his priorities and invest in his future.
#6 Birth of an entrepreneur
How the pandemic transformed a housewife into an entrepreneur There was a lot to look forward to in 2020 for Lalitha* and her family. A new bike for her husband. A trip to Munnar and Idduki with her cousins and their kids, a geared bicycle for her elder son. She and her husband also planned to enroll both their children in sports coaching programs. She liked that, coming up with workable plans...
#5 Taking charge
How the pandemic got a farmer thinking about bypassing the middleman Ashok* is a farmer. He lives in a village which is about ten kilometers from Kunigal, a town around eighty kilometers north of Bangalore. As a teenager, he was interested in sports and that interest led him to physiotherapy. He did a course in physiotherapy in Mumbai and started working there. Even when he was working in Mumbai...
#4 Shifting tracks
This is the story of how a truck driver adapted to the changes brought about by COVID. The impact of COVID and lockdowns on transportation workers.
#3 Homeward bound
How the pandemic took a migrant worker back to his village after fifteen years in the city.
#2 It’s all in God’s hands
The no education no income trap and other challenges faced by the poor during the pandemic.
#1 Fight Back
Adapting to the unexpected. A lot has been written about COVID and rightly so. It has had a deep impact on all of us. And it will take years of research to arrive at an accurate understanding of this impact. The Strategy School was set up bang in the middle of the first lockdown, in a way that makes us COVID kids. And we have felt the effect of COVID in full measure. Many reports have attempted...