Covering India's Covid crisis: "Hundreds of journalists have lost their lives"

Published May 03 2021 at 6:00 AM GMT
  • Our South Asia correspondent reflects on a catastrophe that is now affecting the lives of almost everyone in the countryYou recently lost a close colleague, Kakoli Bhattacharya, to Covid-19.
  • Can you tell us about her and the important work that she did" Kakoli was the Guardian's news assistant over here and had worked for us since 2009.
  • She could find any number or contact I needed and smoothed over any and all of the bureaucratic challenges that working in India can present.
  • She made reporting here a huge joy, when it could be a huge challenge, and she was hugely well thought of by journalists for other organisations too.
  • More than that, though, she was the person who welcomed me to Delhi.



  • Published May 3, 2021 6:00 AM GMT