The Moving Curve: Episode 53

Rukmini S
1 min readMay 16, 2020


Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Every night on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. Tonight I’m considering this one: why is Mumbai already overwhelmed?

On April 16, reporters Lata Mishra and Shruti Ganapatye of the Mumbai Mirror along with photographer Sachin Haralkar described a frightening scene in the city’s hospitals

Nithyaganesh’s thread about his father:

Tabassum Barnagarwala news report where she found that 44% of the city’s deaths were of Muslims:

Bad coordination. Dense living conditions. Fear among the most vulnerable. It’s a pretty deadly combination. But it’s also a nimble, energetic and well-run city. Here’s hoping it gets the situation under control, fast.

Thank you for listening. This episode was edited by Anand Krishnamoorthi. Tomorrow — a new question.