The Year 2020 just keeps on giving: Covid, Brexit, corruption, and a myriad other shocks to our system. So — let’s turn the dial, change the channel, and talk about the Punjabi farmers and their hazardous, determined odyssey to the capital of India.

The iconic moment Navdeep Singh, having climbed a high-sided police vehicle, jumped onto a water cannon truck, turned the water off, then jumped down onto a tractor, narrowly escaping capture by a police officer. Photo credit: Twitter/@Avantikatewari.

I write as the daughter of Punjabi farmers and will focus on them, but I want to emphasise, beyond all doubt, that farmers across India have risen up against the new farm