May 28, 2021 (London): After a long wait, London recently emerged from a bruising Covid-19 lockdown. For Londoners, the lifting of restrictions has come as a welcome relief, never mind fresh fears of new variants of the coronavirus.
The UK capital has suffered the most due to the combined impact of Covid curbs and Brexit. London, which accounts for 25% of Britain’s output, suffered a 30% fall in salaries and wages over the past year.
Historically, London and Londoners have shown they can stand back on their feet despite immense crisis and adversity. Will the British capital regain its lost buzz this time as well?
Indranil Chakraborty was on the prowl across the streets of London over the past one week, taking photographs that give us a feel of how London is waking up to its newfound freedom.