Vicky: How the COVID pandemic quashed a migrant labourer’s dreams

27 September 2021
CK Vijayakumar for The Caravan
CK Vijayakumar for The Caravan

Vicky Kumar, a 19-year-old migrant labourer, talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his life, his relationships and his dreams. “I wanted to wear proper clothes, live nicely, have shoes on my feet,” Kumar said. “But now it seems like even if I work for 2 years, I won’t even be able to buy a decent pair of sandals.”

CK Vijayakumar is a former multimedia producer at The Caravan.

Keywords: labourers COVID-19 migrant workers