The choices that the ongoing covid-19 pandemic is forcing us to make are not the ones we had ever thought we would need to make. Some countries in the West debated the human life value of the old versus the young and then decided to take the aged off ventilators to make way for those with a longer life runway ahead of them. India, luckily so far, has not been at that crossroad.
But there are a number of economic choices that we have been forced to make as incomes, jobs and livelihoods have been under stress. Last week, Adhil Shetty, CEO of Bankbazaar.com, spoke to me on the three toughest money choices during the covid-19 crisis during a live interview. Each question had two parts and as we moved from question one to three, the choices got harder and harder. These are questions that all of us need to face and then try and answer even if our backs are not yet against the wall. As I keep saying, we are far from done with this crisis, and it is best that we belt up for a rough ride for a while.