Monday, January 13, 2020 - 12:02pm

“Due to security reasons, the doors to this train will not open.”

The loudspeaker on Delhi’s metro blared the warning message during the ride I was taking to meet a friend one night in the south of the city after protests had settled for the day. I was afraid to step off the train in the district after dark, not knowing what I might see from that day’s unrest. To my dismay, the metro did not stop where I intended to depart.

Sunday, January 5, 2020 - 6:04pm

“Enjoy your meal!” said the waiter.

“You too!” I responded thoughtlessly.