Many businesses were disrupted by the two back-to-back waves of the pandemic. One of the biggest disruptions was caused in the fashion industry. We look at the idea of what fashion means in the post pandemic world. We look also at an interesting idea of 'open prisons'. And Amitava Kumar believes that in a world where the media often reproduces the propaganda of the powerful, art—including the art of the novel—must keep alive the truth about the times we live in.