I am a writer and empathize with you totally. This pandemic has robbed us of the creative impetus that we must have to put pen to paper. More than the disease, though, is the current climate of bullying dissenting voices in India: this stymies my thought processes and leads to a host of conflicting thoughts. If I oppose these negative forces, I could be victimized next, and if I don't then how can I live with my conscience? I choose to gamely soldier on, with all my principles being held aloft, albeit with my written outputs in a far less productive - or even creative manner.