Some of India’s rapidly growing cities are emerging as hotspots with the second wave of the virus creeping over the country. A surge in the cases – with the count tripling for positive reports – was observed in just 35 days. Amidst this, the country is plagued with a dearth of medical equipment to tackle the overpowering virus. This photo essay by the Visual Storyboards Team captures the story of Pune – conditions of the local hospital, its vaccination drive and most importantly the crematoriums of the city.