Dreams on Hold India Staggers Under the Coronavirus Burden

India has set lofty goals for itself, but the coronavirus pandemic has the country reeling. With a recent peak of 90,000 new infections a day and spiking unemployment, the younger generation finds itself facing an uncertain future.
By Laura Höflinger und Sunaina Kumar
COVID-19 victims prior to being taken away: "My residents would call me crying that they are losing patients."

COVID-19 victims prior to being taken away: "My residents would call me crying that they are losing patients."

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Anupam Nath / AP

Testing people's temperatures in the state of Gujarat: More than 1,000 people are dying every day.

Testing people's temperatures in the state of Gujarat: More than 1,000 people are dying every day.

Foto: Amit Dave / REUTERS
Migrant laborers on the outskirts of Delhi in March: It isn't possible to lock in more than a billion people.

Migrant laborers on the outskirts of Delhi in March: It isn't possible to lock in more than a billion people.

Foto: Yawar Nazir / Getty Images
"The government has done nothing to help us. There are many people like me who have no jobs anymore."

Palerimeethal Babu, former English literature teacher

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"Being a farmer is not for my generation."

Mukesh Kumar, unemployed

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