Corona Stories – Binu Subedi
Binu Subedi is a journalist working in Kantipur daily newspaper in Nepal. She is a beat reporter who focuses on government-related news. Since her job requires her to work on-field, after a couple of days working from home, she went back to work with PPE sets. Subedi also left the valley to report the corona hotspots of Madhesh (Southern plain). There, she found people in absolute misery. She covered the stories of travelers who walked on foot for days to return home and families slowly dying of hunger. She was shocked to see the atrocities caused by the lockdown despite the government’s ambitious promises to help the needy. As she covered many heart-wrenching stories from the Madhesh, she felt worse for not being able to hold the people and wipe their tears.