J. V. Yakhmi
J. V. Yakhmi
J. V. Yakhmi is a former chairman of the Atomic Energy Education Society in Mumbai and a retired associate director of the physics group at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

My mother Biji imposed strict rules in our home after my father contracted TB in the 1950s. People like her can convince those nonchalant about face masks or social distancing to cooperate.

For the first time in J. V. Yakhmi’s 55 years of living in Mumbai, the streets are eerily silent, as a raft of lockdown-imposed changes make it difficult to get anything done.