Oxfam International presented the report titled "Profiting from Pain" at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. This report mentions details that show that during the COVID-19 pandemic, when people were in pain, rich people made huge earnings. This report tells how selected companies in the food, pharma, oil and technology sectors made bumper earnings. How did the government's policies work as a means for billionaires to make profits after profits? We discuss the report and the underlying issue mentioned with senior journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty.