Politics

Social distancing: A luxurious myth for most

Social distancing: A luxurious myth for most

March 31, 2020

While the government has been advocating social distancing as an effective tool in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, it is at worst a myth and at best a luxury for most of the poor in urban India.

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Corona lockdown: Abandoned in our miseries, say slum dwellers

Corona lockdown: Abandoned in our miseries, say sl

March 28, 2020

A day after the Indian government announced relief packages for the vulnerable sections, slum dwellers complain of receiving no help from the government since the lockdown.

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Coronavirus in Kashmir: Lockdown amidst shutdown

Coronavirus in Kashmir: Lockdown amidst shutdown

March 28, 2020

Even though international organisations like RSF and Amnesty International have called the internet shutdown in J&K a ‘potentially criminal’ move during a pandemic, the Indian government continues to keep internet and mobile data communications out of the reach of the res...

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Corona impact: Virus delivers double whammy to the voiceless

Corona impact: Virus delivers double whammy to the

March 26, 2020

Two days after the 21-day nationwide lockdown began the government has finally announced INR 1.7 trillion (USD 24 billion) relief package,amidst reports of thousands of migrant workers returning home on foot and fears of starvation. The enormity of the challenge before the govern...

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Creating chaos in the times of Corona

Creating chaos in the times of Corona

March 24, 2020

As soon as the Prime Minister announced the 21-day countrywide lockdown people forgot everything about social distancing and rushed to their nearest shops in a mass panic buying.

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Indian judiciary & government

Indian judiciary & government

March 20, 2020

One of the most important pillars and guardians of Indian democracy, the judiciary has been under a cloud as judges cross numerous red lines.

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International Women’s Day 2020: The every day of women’s day

International Women’s Day 2020: The every day of

March 8, 2020

Here’s to 45 years of celebrating women’s day where we call for gender equality on one day and then get back to the routine life the other 364 days of the year, and women are far, too far from anything resembling parity with men in any field.

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Kem chho, planet earth?

Kem chho, planet earth?

February 24, 2020

In the high profile media coverage of the visit of the United States President Donald Trump, that starts today, a number of issues have dominated the headlines. But perhaps the most significant one has escaped the media glare. However, Narendra Modi must ask Trump about climate c...

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Donald Trump comes calling

Donald Trump comes calling

February 23, 2020

United States President Donald Trump’s visit is expected to be high on hype, but low on content. And that is not too bad for India.

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Healthcare in India needs urgent injection of funds

Healthcare in India needs urgent injection of fund

February 20, 2020

With the world’s largest poor population, India’s low public health spending has serious implications. Besides low funding, poor infrastructure and shortage of doctors, the shortcoming for India’s public healthcare system are too many.

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